venus williams wimbledon 2012 gi Venus Williams is out after Wimbledon's first roundFor the first time in 15 years, tennis star Venus Williams won’t be advancing at Wimbledon after she logged a disappointing loss to Elena Vesnina. Williams will go home instead of logging another Wimbledon title — she’s a five-time singles champion.

“I’ve lost before, so I know how to deal with it,” Williams tells the New York Times. “You know, that’s basically how I feel right now. Simple as that.”

Williams lost 6-1, 6-3 to Vesnina. It’s her worst loss at the tournament and, reports Yahoo! Sports, only her fourth first-round loss in her Grand Slam career.

Next up, the 32-year-old tennis sensation will be Olympic competition, which will be played on the same courts as Wimbledon. And she’s not ruling out a future return to Wimbledon.

“Life is challenging but I’m always up for a challenge,” she said.

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