Venus Williams had a hard time from the start in her second round match at Wimbledon.
She faced a five-point break in the game with 22 points before holding it, and things went downhill as she lost to No. 21 Ons Jabeur 7-5, 6-0.
Playing for the second day in a row, the 41-year-old Williams seemed tired. She had only 15 winners and 36 unforced errors.
Williams is playing in the tournament for the 23rd time. She won the title five times, most recently in 2008.
Her Wimbledon is not over yet – she also plays mixed doubles with Nick Kyrgios.
Meanwhile, the disappointing year of former Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin hit another bottom when she was eliminated in the second round of Wimbledon by Madison Brengle, 6-2, 6-4.
Kenin struggled with her serve and had 41 unforced errors to seven by the consistent Brangel, an American ranked 82nd.
Kenin won the Australian Open in 2020 and was runner-up at the French Open last October. But she is only 11-10 this year and lost in the second round of the specialty for the fifth time.
Brengle, who saved four match points in the first round, defeated the top 10 opponents for the first time in more than four years.
Williams’ sister Serena retired with a leg injury during her first-round match on Tuesday.