Serena Williams: Drugs, Pregnancy not the cause of Meltdown



by ABHIMANYU NAGPAL

Serena Williams: Drugs, Pregnancy not the cause of Meltdown

Tennis – Reigning US Open champion Serena Williams has denied that she was on any kind of drugs during her infamous meltdown at Wimbledon earlier in the year. The American, who was speaking for the first time on the matter, is the top seed at the ongoing US Open and has done very well following Wimbledon.

“I have nothing to hide,” she said. “No, I didn’t take anything. If you want to ask me if I took drugs, I didn’t take drugs. I’m not on drugs. I’ve heard it all. I’m not pregnant; I wasn’t pregnant.

Although I think a baby would be great, but there’s a time and place for everything. But no, I don’t do drugs. Never did ’em. I’m scared of ’em. I’m not on that stuff.” What about alcohol, had she had something to drink prior to the match? “God, no,” she said, laughing.

“I wish.” The 17-time Grand Slam winner explained that she felt dizzy, dehydrated and feverish after her shock third round defeat to Alize Cornet and when she played her doubles match with sister, she said, she was no better.

The explanation that came from the American’s camp was that she was suffering from a “viral infection” – something that was later belittled by legendary Czech Martina Navratilova.

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