“I Could Play A Lot Better”- Serena Williams Shares Lessons Learned From Top Seed Open Loss

Serena Williams

An unfortunate quarterfinals loss at Lexington might be a little bit bitter moment for former world number one Serena Williams. However, multiple Grand Slam Champion took it positively and also admitted she could play better than this.

After a long break, Serena Williams had resumed her international tennis tour at the WTA new tournament Top seed Open earlier this week. She has also seeded number one in this event. In addition to this, she won her first two matches in the three sets against Bernada Pera and sister Venus after a hard fight. For this reason, Serena qualified for quarterfinals in the Lexington WTA event. 

Serena Williams

In the last eight, Williams fought with compatriot and World No.116 Shelby Rogers at the high bouncing hard courts. While every one expectation is Top seed Serena will easily beat the out of a hundred players, and she will be qualified for semifinals, but She lost the match(6-1, 4-6, 6-7) after more than two hours rally against the 27-years-old.  

Serena Williams On Match Lessons

Moreover, 23 times the major title winner Serena Williams said in the post-match interview, “I have only good things to take (from the match). She also said, “I could play a lot better, that’s the most thing that I can take. It’s good to know I can play a lot, lot, lot better.”

Serena Williams

Additionally, Serena Williams spoke about her mistakes and praised opponent as well, “I had an opportunity to possibly win in straight sets but I kind of made it difficult for myself by making a plethora of unforced errors. ‘It was definitely difficult to get a read on it (Rogers’ serve) in the third set, these courts are just jumping incredibly high, higher than normal. She took good advantage of that.”

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The loss does not an end gate for tennis great. Moreover, Serena Williams will go to play at the Cincinnati Open and her favorite US Open 2020 as well. The New York events will begin from 20th this month.

Published : 3:09 PM, Sat, 15 August 2020

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