The Chirp

Serena Williams Upset at U.S. Open

Serena Williams headed into her U.S. Open semifinal against Roberta Vinci two wins away from completing a calendar-year Grand Slam.

There will be no Grand Slam. Vinci defeated Williams, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, stunning the tournament’s No. 1 seed to reach her first Grand Slam final. As the upset unfolded, athletes from across the sports world took to Twitter to react:

The Weight

I am hours away from playing the match that you work for, that you sacrifice for, for an entire career. And I can’t do it. I literally can’t do it.

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