June 22nd, 2011
10:40 AM ET

Can the Williams sisters triumph after a troubled year?

Serena (left) and Venus (right) have won the Wimbledon ladies' singles title nine times between them.
Serena (left) and Venus (right) have won the Wimbledon ladies' singles title nine times between them.
The questions about Serena Williams’ continuing desire to play tennis after her near-death experience earlier this year were clearly answered with her performance and subsequent emotional outburst in Tuesday’s first round match with Aravane Rezai.

I can’t remember ever seeing Serena cry, but she was blubbing away both into her towel and afterwards in her post-match press conference with former CNN presenter Phil Jones, remember him?

Even when Serena loses she doesn’t shed a tear (in public at least) and though I’m not one for too much emotion, it was really heartwarming to see. FULL POST

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