Both Williams sisters, who have won nine of the last 11 titles at Wimbledon, returned to the court after grave injuries, however, their coach and father does not theorize that to be the cause of defeat in London.
“There’s a time when they were sick and hurting,” Richard Williams said. “That wasn’t the problem. The problem was technique. They have to decide whether they’re really ready to play every ball or whether they’re going to be out there reaching for it.
“Technique starts on the practice courts. They expect to manufacture things out there.”
Williams’ comments come after both tennis stars were ejected from Wimbledon after devastating fourth-round losses. Serena lost 6-3, 7-6 (6) to the ninth seed Marion Bartoli, while Venus lost miserably to Tsvetana Pironkova, 6-2, 6-3.