Williams shrugs off setback

Serena Williams is aiming for more Grand Slam glory following her shock Wimbledon defeat on Saturday. 

The five-time champion – who lost in three sets to 24th seed Alize Cornet of France – has won 17 Grand Slams. That is one behind Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova but five short of Steffi Graf’s open era record of 22. 

Cornet had never beaten a top-20 player at a Grand Slam prior to the upset win over Williams. 

The 32-year-old American said that every opponent produces the match of their lives when they play her and Cornet certainly did that. 

Cornet, 24, had a confidence-boosting win over Williams in a low-key tournament in Dubai at the start of the year but this was still a shock.  

The defeat by Cornet was only the third time in 15 Wimbledon appearance that Williams had lost in the early stages. 

Her next chance for a major title will be in August when she defends her US Open crown. 

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