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Tennis: Serena can show recent slump is just a blip with 6th title win at Wimbledon

Published on Jun 19, 2014 5:58 PM
 
USA's Serena Williams reacts after being defeated by Spain's Garbine Muguruza at the end of their French tennis Open second round match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on May 28, 2014. Serena Williams has set her sights on erasing the bitter taste of a disappointing 2014 campaign by re-establishing her supremacy at Wimbledon. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Serena Williams has set her sights on erasing the bitter taste of a disappointing 2014 campaign by re-establishing her supremacy at Wimbledon.

She heads to the All England Club mired in something of a slump following earlier than expected exits from both the Australian and French Opens.

After suffering a shock fourth-round loss to Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon 12 months ago, she embarked on an extraordinary run that saw her finish 2013 by winning 32 of her 33 matches, a sequence that brought her a 17th Grand Slam title at the US Open.

Since then, she has lost her momentum and although she has won titles in Brisbane, Miami and Rome, she has also suffered losses to the likes of Petra Kvitova, Jana Cepelova, Ana Ivanovic and Alize Cornet.

 
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