Serena Williams: Why the Championship Window Is Closing on the Williams Sisters
Serena Williams and her Sister Venus Have Both Been Eliminated from Wimbledon
Sooner or later, everyone's run ends.
In sports, we see stars born, and slowly watch them fade away, and for the Williams sisters, that time is nearing closer.
Both Serena and Venus were eliminated from Wimbledon today, stunning upsets, even if both players were coming off of injuries before the tournament. During the prime of their careers, both dominated the women's draw, imposing their will on the field and winning championship after championship.
Now, parity rules the field as not even the world's top player, Caroline Wozniacki, has a Grand Slam to her name.
These are the conditions of the women's draw, and the Williams sisters don't have the superior athleticism they flashed in the early part of their careers.
Age and injuries have slowly been sapping that extra gear both have demonstrated in the past, and both players haven't been able to adjust. Both women have a chance to win more in the future, but the window is limited.
The sad truth is that if we want to see two of the best players to ever step on a court win another major title, it is going to have to happen soon, because a couple of years down the line, both women won't be the same player, and the field will be passing them by.
We have seen signs of it already, and with injuries and side projects mounting, it's easy to lose focus and be unable to get to the next level when you need it the most during a match.
At this point, it's time for the Williams sisters to rely more on their brilliant tennis minds and less on their bodies, because as we've seen, those are starting to betray them.
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