Double whammy for Williams sisters

Updated: June 27, 2011, 1:47 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- A month ago, no one was sure the recuperating Williams sisters would even play at Wimbledon. In the course of only three matches, they became favorites. Over the weekend, British bookmakers, often on the money, installed Serena as the leading contender.

It was far from inconceivable, then, to think the siblings would meet in a fifth Wimbledon final.

Not this time.

Serena lost to Marion Bartoli 6-3, 7-6 (6) on the hottest day of the year in England, ...

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