(The Root) — The bad news just keeps coming for Serena Williams: first the Rolling Stone controversy, then the spat with Maria Sharapova. Now the tennis dynamo has been defeated by Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon.
The defeat of the top-ranked Williams by the 23-seeded Lisicki is something no one saw coming. It marks the end of a 34-match winning streak for Williams.
Twitter is currently in the midst of coping. Most are grieving the loss, while a few are still a bit sore over that whole victim-blaming thing.
My wife will be coming home early. Serena just LOST!!
— Lil Phil (@InfamousLilPhil) July 1, 2013
gracious in victory; sorest loser RT @staceyNYCDC: Well let’s get ready for this epic post match press conference. When Serena’s pissed, woo
— Gene Demby (G.D.) (@GeeDee215) July 1, 2013
So Serena is out, and so is America’s interest in #Wimbledon. See you in August tennis.
— Whitney J. Waters (@Whitney_Waters) July 1, 2013
This Serena loss has taken me from Jean Grey to Dark Phoenix mode! I’m taking folks out. Beware! #wimbledon
— Anti_Intellect (@Anti_Intellect) July 1, 2013
Serena lost after victim blaming.
— CallMeLisa (@Lisa1660) July 1, 2013
Read more at the New York Times.