Serena Williams Finally Open Up In Her Career Defeat To Konta
Serena Williams says before the match, she found out the man murdered her half-sister had been released from prison few minutes before going into the match her with Johanna Konta earlier this month.
Serena who is a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion suffered 6-1 6-0 to British No 1 in the first round of the Silicone Valley Classic in San Jose, and that handed her the worst defeat of her career.
Yetunde Price who was Williams’ elder sister was killed in 2003, and in April 2016, Robert Maxfield jailed for 15 years for the murder. Maxfield was freed on parole three years early due to good behaviour.
Serena admitted that she couldn’t shake the incident out of her mind.
She also admitted that n matter what, he sister is not coming back to live but she is worrying about what her kid meant to her and how much she love them.
Price died at the age of 31 but had three children who were aged eleven, nine and five when she died. Serena says, It’s unfair that she’ll never have an opportunity to hug me.
Williams will vie for a seventh US Open singles title later in August, after she made her returned to tour earlier after giving birth to her daughter last year.
But the American admitted after losing to Petra Kvitova in Cincinnati, saying this is a long comeback.
She added that she’s trying to get a new vibe there, but losing is totally out of her mind. That’s not being Serena. That’s being someone else, she added.