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Serena Williams Finally Open Up In Her Career Defeat To Konta

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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.

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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.

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Federer Made Emphatic Returns

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Federer Made Emphatic Returns

Roger Federer beat Peter Gojowczyk 6-4 6-4 in his first Cincinnati Masters appearance since 2015, has he peepers ahead for the US Open.

Federer who clocked 37 last week is a 20-time Grand Slam champion is pacing his tennis year, playing less games and skipping events when he feels the need to rest.

He didn’t take part in the last two editions of this tournament due to injury.

Federer beat the 4th-ranked German in 1 hour 12 minutes on Tuesday night, to begin his first step towards a possible eighth title at the tournament.

After the Mach, the Swiss said, he felt good in that first match, and had no issues walking out walking out and that he knew what he had to do.

There is only so much u can really do when u play on fast-court tennis. I knew my opponent was going to go for it and take big cuts at the ball, added Federer.

Federer who’s main target is the US Open says his goal is now to recover from this match, take the positives with me. Of course, the big goal is the US Open, said Federer.

The Swiss was playing his match since losing in July 11 to Kevin Anderson in five sets in the Wimbledon quarter final.

Eighth seed Dominic Thiem withdrew from the tournament after suffering from a virus.

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