From Cincinnati, where she has just beaten two good players like Maria Kirilenko and Sara Errani, Venus Williams commented on her current form:
"I feel much better compared to the same period last year and much better than two months ago. I went through hard times this year, but now I feel better. I'm trying new things every day. I continue to work with the doctors. There is nothing I can do to avoid the bad days, but also the bad days seem less bad now. There is always something in my body that attacks me, but now I'm fighting too."
And then she added:
"I know I'll be spending much more time recovering than perhaps another player, but as long as I'm here I do not pull back and I will think towards Rio 2016."