Serena Williams at home with the greats, but out of Wimbledon

Tuesday July 2nd, 2013
Serena Williams walks off the court after losing to Sabine Lisicki in the fourth round at Wimbledon.
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Perhaps. But on Monday, the last American playing at Wimbledon didn't cry, didn't fall face-first, barely celebrated her victory at all. Stephens did what you're supposed to do, even the first time; she acted like she wasn't done yet. She slung her bag over her shoulder and walked off the court and through the thick, manic crowd, a hundred yards alone back to the locker room. Save the one kid who asked her to sign a ball, no one noticed. If nothing else, that seems destined to change.

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