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Navratilova: Serena’s
meltdown wasn’t from virus

New York Post, by Jonathan Lehman

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 7/4/2014 10:53:03 AM

No less an authority than Martina Navratilova has said what many are thinking about Serena Williams’ bizarre breakdown Tuesday at Wimbledon. After Williams stumbled around the court for three games of a doubles match with sister Venus, badly bobbling her tosses and blundering through four hideous double faults when it was her turn to serve — this after a 13-minute medical break before the match even started — Serena retired with what she called a “bug” and “viral illness.” Navratilova isn’t buying that excuse. “I think virus, whatever they’re saying it was, I don’t think that was it,” Navratilova told

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Do ya´ think? The coach said he hadn’t seen her for two days. He didn’t know anything?? Now that´s weird. How can a coach not see their player for two days at Wimbledon?? Something is very weird about this.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/4/2014 11:07:04 AM     (No. 9910885)

Let me be the first to suggest that Serena...

...is not a good representative of the U.S.A.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 7/4/2014 11:16:00 AM     (No. 9910893)

Correct #1: It borders on the presidential.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 7/4/2014 11:49:40 AM     (No. 9910948)

Flops in futbol have now migrated to tennis

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/4/2014 11:53:32 AM     (No. 9910953)

Well, let me be the first to say, then, that Navratilova is a witch. I don´t mean the Wiccan variety. Bear in mind the source when you read her unseemly statements.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: richwill, 7/4/2014 12:11:14 PM     (No. 9910974)

Wow, it didn´t take much time for the name calling to start.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bighambone, 7/4/2014 12:45:35 PM     (No. 9911014)

Serena will probably be invited to the White House as it looks like she and Obama have something in common, and that has nothing to do with the color of their skin.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/4/2014 1:08:58 PM     (No. 9911037)

Breathalizer, anyone?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kiwinews, 7/4/2014 2:17:54 PM     (No. 9911103)

Both Williams sisters were trained like racehorses from early childhood on. They have been at the apex of their sport for years. It has been an insanely disciplined, unnatural life for that achievement. Bound to be some cracks now and again. Magic is not without a price.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 7/4/2014 3:07:43 PM     (No. 9911141)

Recovery photo?

Looks like she needs a good hair-of-the-dog recipe.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/4/2014 4:28:00 PM     (No. 9911208)

Her coach has also been her boyfriend, the married French tennis coach who has been in a relationship with her for a year or so..

He had disappeared two days before the match and she was said to be devastated.

Those of us who were watching live believed she looked drugged. Disoriented. A mess.

No, not a virus.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Emerson, 7/4/2014 4:30:21 PM     (No. 9911211)

Did #4 watch the match? Most of us have had viruses. With even bad ones we don´t behave as she did. And remember, Venus told the media that Serena was "fine" that morning.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/4/2014 4:44:15 PM     (No. 9911223)

The former tennis stars commentating on the match said at the time that they expected she´d be given a drug test. Martina was not the only one speculating that it might be something "chemical", although no one said it in so many words. One did say - I believe it was Pam Shriver or Chris Evert - that she didn´t think it looked like a virus.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/4/2014 6:05:16 PM     (No. 9911285)

Unless I have missed it, I have never seen Navratilova be openly snarky about other professionals and I don´t see it now in her remarks. Her words were well-chosen and kind, considering I am sure she has the real insider information. I agree with #12 and considering how unpopular Serena is with a lot of the top players, she is very fortunate everyone is obviously not saying what they really think.

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