Serena Williams knocked out by Sybille Bammer in Cincinnati


Serena WilliamsSecond seed Serena Williams has again beaten herself, as she likes to say, following her older sister Venus out of the Western and Southern Financial Group Women’s Open in Cincinnati by falling to unseeded Sybille Bammer 7-5 6-4 in the third round.

Serena Williams is not giving Bammer the pleasure of enjoying one of the best wins of her career, stating: “Anyone could have beaten me today.”

The second-ranked American made loads of unforced errors and partly blamed her sore throat for the defeat.

World No.29 Sybille Bammer will next play fifth seed Jelena Jankovic, who edged ninth seed Victoria Azarenka 7-5 7-6(4) to advance to the quarterfinals. (photo by our reader Colleen)


  1. Serena Williams has got to be one of the worst sports personality of all time. “Anyone could have beaten me today”? Sybille Bammer always beat Serena, she never loses to Serena.

  2. God, I’m so sick of her excuses. Why can’t Serena ever just say it wasn’t my best, and Sybille played well. And it wasn’t a complete blowout. The score was still tight. I hate when commentators say it was a blowout when the other player won in close sets. I’m also pretty sure I couldn’t have beaten her today…

    Good job Jelena!

  3. It is difficult to see why this has happened.

    Serena wouldn’t have lost to this player even if she brought her C game.

    It once again brings the whole ranking thing under the spotlight


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