Venus Williams bows out

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:35 IST

Defending women's champion Venus Williams was upset in three sets by Jelena Jankovic of Serbia, 7-6 (8), 4-6, 6-4 at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Wimbledon:

Defending women's champion Venus Williams was upset in three sets by Jelena Jankovic of Serbia, 7-6 (8), 4-6, 6-4 at Wimbledon on Saturday. Three-time champion Williams was eliminated by the 29th-ranked Jankovic amid a flood of unforced errors and double faults. With her sister Serena out injured, there will be no Williams in the Wimbledon final for the first time since 1999. The sisters have won five of the last six titles. Williams lost on Court 2, known as the "Graveyard of Champions" for its history of major upsets. Others who have lost on that court include Serena Williams, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Pete Sampras. Venus Williams had 50 winners, but undermined her chances with 12 double faults and 54 errors. The 21-year-old Jancovic, who reached the final of a Grand Slam for the first time, had 27 winners and 21 errors. The match slipped away from Williams when she double-faulted three times in a row and was broken at love to go down 5-3. With Jankovic serving for the match, Williams broke back for 5-4. But Williams couldn't hold in the next game, saving three match points before double-faulting again to set up a fourth. She ended the match with a forehand into the net. (AP)

Topics : Tennis Wimbledon 2011
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