Serena Williams makes STUNNING Roger Federer retirement claim
Jul 06, 2018, 23:24
Some of that big-match experience was on display as the 27-year-old recovered from an early break down in the first set and led Williams 3-1 in the second set before the American flipped the script in fine fashion, winning the final five games of the match to book a second round clash with Viktoria Tomova, who outlasted wildcard Tereza Smitkova in straight sets.
Stan Wawrinka defeated sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 1-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-4 to claim just his second Grand Slam victory since last year's Wimbledon.
Neither a tumble on Court One's manicured lawn nor falling a break behind in the second set caused much alarm.
Deadspin's report last week said Williams has been tested five times this year ― more than double the number of tests for other top American women's tennis players.
Serena Williams says she got choked up when she brought her baby daughter to Centre Court.
I have such high expectations of myself, said Williams, whose 23 Grand Slam singles championships include seven at Wimbledon, so she was seeded 25th even though her ranking is 181st following an extended absence.
"For me, it's a little frustrating", she added. "It's very convenient. If he's bored at home, he probably just says, 'Let me check in on Roger to see if he's having a good time.' Anyway, it's only going to take 10 minutes, whatever", Federer said.
She is competing in her second grand slam since giving birth, having reached the fourth round of the French Open before withdrawing with a pectoral injury ahead of a match against old rival Maria Sharapova.
"It's hard. I realised at Roland Garros if the days were long, like I was playing singles and doubles there, that was hard because I felt guilty", Williams admitted. "I had a lot of problems with my blood clots, and, God, I don't know how many I have had in the past 12 months".
Eight-time champion Roger Federer and seven-time victor Serena Williams shrugged off 30-degree heat to breeze into the Wimbledon second round Monday.
"I was like, I haven't seen Olympia, like what am I doing. I'll get there; I'll take it one match at a time". "I'm completely so far away.' I guess they decided it was a missed test, which really doesn't make sense", Williams said. That success rate surely was a consideration when the All England Club opted to elevate her from a ranking of 183rd to a seeding of 25th.
"How is it I'm getting tested five times?"
But at the same tournament where he played what proved to be his last match of 2017, the 33-year-old was rejuvenated. I tried to go out there and be aggressive, I was struggling with my serve, it was windy, so I am happy to get through.
Williams came back to hold there and wouldnt drop another game the rest of the way, dealing better with the wind that whipped this way and that at No. 1 Court and marking terrific passing shots with those customary cries of Come on!. "I've been tested quite a bit, quite frequently out of competition".
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Despite the result, the rising talent was satisfied with her performance and gained confidence from tying two multi-major winners. Park, Ryu and Hataoka all ended the 72 holes at 10-under 278, though they each took a vastly different route to get there.