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Williams Is Short-Tempered At Wimbledon Press Conference






Serena Williams seems to be still feeling the pain over her early Roland Garros loss with the Wimbledon top seed sounding short and sharp with minimal positive thoughts about the upcoming grand slam which she has won three times in the last five editions.

The world No. 1 was dumped out in the French Open second round by Spain's Garbine Muguruza, with the seed winning just four games. Williams growled brief answers in an obligatory media conference at Wimbledon, most notably: "Who says I was over it? I doubt it. Knowing me, no," in response to a question concerning any lingering Paris disappointment.

The 32-year-old who has not been to the second week of either of the 2014 majors may have also been put off by Wimbledon's decision not to start her in pole position on Centre court on Tuesday, a spot reserved by tradition for the defending women's champion.

With 2013 winner Marion Bartoli now "retired," that place in the schedule went to German Sabine Lisicki, the losing finalist who has had a misery season so far in 2014.

Williams could easily consider the decision as a slight by the All England Club. "She was in the final last year, so she was two sets closer than I was. So why not?" Williams said, perhaps with tongue in cheek, "For me, you have to be ready to play on any day."


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