Venus Williams, five-time singles champion, is quickly out of the 2012 Wimbledon Championship after losing 6-1, 6-3 to Elena Vesnina of Russia. Venus was quickly down 5-0 in the first set and was never able to recover. After dropping out of the US Open in 2011 and learning she has an autoimmune disease, Venus has competed in various tournaments and hoping to come back to the grass-courts she once dominated and prove to herself that this disease hasn’t hindered her game. Today’s first round loss is Venus’ first loss this early at Wimbledon since her debut in 1997.
Source: ESPN Tennis