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It's just the beginning of the year. I can still improve my tennis, which is good.
I don't have anything to prove in this tournament here. Just doing the best I can. Obviously, I'm here for one reason.
It's never easy to play in the second round someone you've seen in the final of the biggest stage in tennis. I'm happy to have gotten through it.
It's important to spread the message.
February I'll start looking at the bigger picture of my life. Right now, I'm just so focused that this is kind of all I can think about.
She's done well here before. She's had a good win over me. It's never easy for me. So I always go out there, and all I can do is do my best. I didn't come here to lose in the first round, or the second round, or at all.
I've never returned like that in my life. It's a little frustrating, especially since I worked so hard in the off-season, but at least the conditions won't be like this in Melbourne.
I really think I played - I'm trying to think of a word that's not obscene - but that's how I played.
She obviously did a much better job than I did. I really abhorred the conditions. I don't think I've ever hit 88 errors in my career. I could google that and that's probably accurate. So there's no need to look back on such a crappy game.
The wind was really getting to me. Every day I have practised here there was no wind but today it was so windy. So it was fun. Actually, it wasn't fun, it was interesting.
I'm feeling like I'm getting there. Every match counts.
I can improve a lot. I can get a lot better. I feel like there's much, much more I can do. That's the only thing I can do is do that.
I had a great experience last year.
I'm OK with it. I try to look at it like we always have tough matches. I played her I think in the semis before. I know she's a good player. I've just got to do the best I can.
I'm just now starting to feel a little better. Hopefully just every day I will keep going higher.
I'm just now starting to feel a little bit better.
The better player won.
It didn't work out the way I wanted it to.
I just needed to relax. I was missing shots by literally centimeters. She "tried to add a little more spin" in the second set, after a long series of unforced errors in the first.
I wouldn't stay it's devastating... we had a chance to compete for our country, we did the best that we can. We had a blast out there.
I wasn't playing the way I needed to play.
The first set, especially, was extremely tricky. Fortunately enough, I am a pretty good clay-court player, so I'm OK with the slow courts. You have to hit about three or four more shots or just play a little bit better. It's OK. I'm getting used to the conditions as a whole.
Most people were surprised and shocked by Maria, but at the same time, I think that most people were happy that she was up front and was very honest and showed a lot of courage to admit to what she had done and what she had neglected to look at.