2012 Olympics Women's Tennis Gold Medal Match Dominated By... Bathroom Breaks

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams are currently playing for the 2012 Olympics Women's Tennis gold medal—or at least, they would be, except they've currently had three bathroom breaks between them. NBC arrived at Wimbledon to an empty tennis court; at first, Sharapova and Williams were both gone, in the bathroom according to the broadcasters. They took a break, then returned to find just Sharapova—Williams had gone back for one more. By the time Williams returned from the locker room and taken a drink at courtside, to boos from the ostensibly British-reserve crowd, the start of the final had been delayed by more than 20 minutes.

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People have talked all week about just how intense and driven Serena Williams was, and all this was predictably taken to be evidence the 30-year-old veteran was suddenly rattled by her rematch with Sharapova. Of course, if it was, it didn't show up immediately once the actual tennis began: Williams proceeded to win the first two games of the match, holding Sharapova scoreless in a rapid and decisive end to all the bathroom breaking.

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At least, for now. Presumably each of them will have to go to the bathroom at some other point in their lives.

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