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Serena Williams: ´Pressure is not the reason why I lost the last two Grand Slam finals´

Serena Williams: ´Pressure is not the reason why I lost the last two Grand Slam finals´

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by Gatto Luigi

As often happens after her losses, and especially tough losses, Serena Williams' replies to the questions in press conference are very short. She is obviously sad, but admitted Garbine Muguruza deserved to win: 'She won the first set by one point. She played the big points really well' - Serena said.

What could Serena do differently? ' I could have served better. I made a lot of errors on my return.' She applauded when she saw that the lob on match point hit the line (VIDEO).

Was that one of the best match points that's been played against her? 'For sure. I thought that ball was going out, but it didn't. It was a really intense match point.' Last week Williams said to have an adductor problem.

Did it bother he during the final? ' It was okay. I'm not one to ever make excuses and say, like, Oh, my adductor was hurting or whatever. I think at the end of the day I didn't play the game I needed to play to win and she did.

Adductor or not, she played to win. You know, that's what she did.' Looking at Garbiñe from a different perspective, she's young, 22. Asked How would she assess her future, the World No. 1 replied: 'I think she has a bright future, obviously.

She knows how to play on the big stage and she knows how to win Grand Slams.' How will she react to this loss in the next few days? 'It's definitely something I want to dissect and see what I can learn from that and what can I do to get better from it.

That's the only way to keep improving.' During the last nine months Serena was so close to win her 22th Grand Slam. Semifinal at the US Open, final at the Australian Open and Roland Garros. The losses are not caused by the pressure: 'I ran up against two players that -- you know, I think in Australia, Kerber made 16 errors in three sets, so what do you do in that situation? Today Garbiñe played unbelievable.

The only thing I can do is just keep trying.' ALSO READ: Rumours: Wimbledon is highly unlikely for Rafael Nadal, who hopes to play Olympics .

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