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The tears of a champion

Updated: June 26, 2005, 10:48 AM ET
By Barry Lorge | Special to ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- First, Serena Williams' third-round match against Jill Craybas, a tennis journeywoman from Rhode Island, was moved from Centre Court to Court No. 2 at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, sometimes referred to as "the graveyard of champions."

Then Craybas, a 30-year-old who has never been ranked higher than No. 51 in the world, unceremoniously ushered the younger of the celebrated Williams sisters out of the ladies singles, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Night was falling in ...

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