Don’t be surprised when you visit the WTA Tour rankings page and don’t see Serena Williams there. She’s on page 2 now!
Having failed to defend her Wimbledon title, falling in the fourth round to Marion Bartoli, Serena Williams dropped from No.25 to No.175! No doubt she can just as quickly climb back, but still, what a slump! It’s Serena’s lowest ranking since 1997!
Serena’s sister Venus suffered a much milder fall. Now she is No.34, and prior to Wimbledon she was No.30.
Petra Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, has risen from No.8 to No.7, while Caroline Wozniacki, who lost in the fourth round along with Serena and Venus, remains No.1.