Exhausted Serena Crashes Out Of Charleston To Cepelova
by Staff | April 2nd, 2014, 10:45 am

Top seed and top ranked Serena Williams crashed out of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston on Tuesday night. The recent Miami champion complained an exhaustion after a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Slovak Jana Cepelova.

“I actually made the turnaround really, really well,” Serena said of going from the Miami hardcourts to the clay in South Caroline. “I’m really just dead. I need some weeks off where I don’t think about tennis and can kind of regroup. I’ve had a long couple of years.

“I’m going to go on a vacation, for sure. I need some time off. I just need to take a deep breath and regroup, and I think it will actually help me for the rest of the clay court season coming up.”

Serena was slow out of the blocks, losing the first five games the No. 78. Nursing a thigh injury, she battled back but she didn’t have enough.

“Obviously things didn’t go great out there, but she was a great counterpuncher today and hit a lot of balls back,” Serena said. “I really knew nothing about her game going into the match, so she played a really good match against me today. And it just wasn’t my day – it just wasn’t meant to be today.”

Venus Williams, however, remains alive at the event. Other winners on Tuesday were Eugenie Bouchard, Sam Stosur and Lucie Safarova while Sorana Cirstea lost.

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10 Comments for Exhausted Serena Crashes Out Of Charleston To Cepelova

Gordon Says:

Exhausted? She skipped Indian Wells!

Colin Says:

“Complained an exhaustion”

If staff can’t be bothered to read what they type before posting it, I suppose one cannot complain when the rest of us fail in the same respect.

Hippy Chic Says:

Exhausted hmmm?god help her if she did a real job like us mere mortals do?she needs a break to go on vacation,as shes played alot of tennis this past two years,my poor heart bleeds for her??

Giles Says:

Why is it so hard to believe Serena is exhausted. She just won Miami didn’t she? Back to back tourneys ain’t easy!


She looked tired in the Miami final too, until Li Na dropped the last 11 out of 12 games!

Sometimes I suspect that the whole tennis thing bores Serena to tears and she just wants a vacation.

Hippy Chic Says:

There was a point when Serena went of the radar,when she was doing other things outside of tennis,when she did that she lost out on a possible few more GS,and while i think she will have surpassed Martina and Chrissie when she finishes her career,she might end up kicking herself for lost oppotunities and a chance to surpass Steffi too..

Colin Says:

I think that in recent times the female game has acquired more depth – not to the extent the men have, but still noticeable. Back in the day, the top women could beat the low-rankers in their sleep,but now it takes only a small drop in form on the part of the star player, and there’s an upset.

Hippy Chic, she can’t win, can she? You taunt her for not having a “real job”, but now you blame her for pursuing other interests and hence missing out on more titles!

Hippy Chic Says:

Colin yeah fair enough lol..

Giles Says:

Poor Serena!! Gets flack for being a fighter, gets flack for saying she’s exhausted, just gets undeserved flack!

Okiegal Says:


I think she is already kicking herself for not buckling down. When she was younger I don’t feel records were that important to her. Now that she is older her way of thinking has changed so much. She said that in an interview once. She probably has been influenced by the Rafa/Roger goat issue. LOL Maybe she wants to be know as the female GOAT. I always thought Martina N. was the best then Steffi, but now it’s Serena……..and her serve…..WOW! Yeah, she’s a beast!!

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