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  • Undefeated season ends for Serena Williams

    Danielle Elliot at Busted Racquet20 days ago

    It's hard to imagine any professional tennis player pulling off a perfect season, going undefeated against every other professional player. 

    They're professionals. Surely, someone must be able to compete?

    Yet that's exactly what Serena Williams did through the first four months of 2015. No one could touch her.

    With Rolland Garros about two weeks away, it looked like the 2015 Australian Open champion might keep the streak alive heading into the second Grand Slam event of the year. 

    These are the best players in the world. For one to dominate so dramatically, what does that say about the sport? Is she superhuman, or is the women's tennis talent pool incredibly shallow?

    On Friday, the Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova finally showed that the pool may be shallow, but it's not empty. Kvitova handed Williams her first loss of the 2015 season in the semi-finals of the Madrid Open. She broke Williams' serve six times in the 6-2, 6-3 win, her first ever against the 19-time Grand Slam champion.

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