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Serena Williams stops after 3 games in doubles

July 1, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Diagnosed with what the tournament said was a viral illness, Serena Williams pulled out of her Wimbledon doubles match with sister Venus after only three games. Serena, who lost in the third round of singles Saturday, looked out of sorts from the moment the pre-match warmup began. It was an odd scene, as the 32-year-old American had trouble collecting tennis balls from the ball kids and whiffed on some practice strokes.

The start of the match then was put off for about 10 minutes while Serena sat in her sideline chair and was examined by medical staff, including a check of her blood pressure. At one point, Serena hunched over and covered her face with her hands.

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