Serena Williams is trying to be positive about her loss in the quarter finals of the Cincinnati event this week to Angelique Kerber, saying that her body needs some rest before the final grand slam of the year.
"It was probably for the best that I didn't win today, even though I wanted to win," Serena told the press after her loss. "But maybe my body was like telling me to… [I] probably just need a break.”
"I embrace being [the favorite]. I also embrace — like at Wimbledon I wasn't the favorite and I was shocked. I actually got angry. So I don't know if it's better not to be a favorite or better for me to be a favorite."
Serena has won 5 of her last 7 events and moved upto no. 4 in the worl - making her the dominant favourite in the womens side in New York.
She will also play doubles at the US Open with sister Venus.