Perfect match for Serena Williams today on Middle Sunday. The World No. 1 beat Annika Beck 6-3 6-0 after 52 minutes, losing zero points on serve in the second set. Serena knew she did very well on serve during the match: 'I wasn't sure what the stats were obviously, but on that last service game, I was thinking, Have I lost on my first serve yet? I wasn't sure, but I just tried to stay focused.' This match 'gives me a lot of confidence.
I know what it takes to win these tournaments. It's just about now just doing it. I think the McHale match really helped me. To be honest, I felt like losing that first set so tight and her playing better than she's ever played in her life really helped me to realize that I can play better and I can lift my game to compete with people when they're, frankly, treeing.' On Monday in the fourth round she will face Svetlana Kuznetsova, who beat her in Miami on March: 'We have played a lot.
She's won a lot. I have won a lot. You know, I'm looking forward to it. We both are ready for this match. You know, we're both going to give it our heart, as we always do when we play each other. We always tend to get along, especially off the court.
But most importantly, we leave it all out there on the court when we play each other. So I think that's really important.' Last time Serena played on Middle Sunday was Wimbledon 2004 when she beat Magui Serna on Centre Court.
It was not so different than that year: 'I thought all around it would be a little different. But maybe it was because the match was so 'matter of fact' that it wasn't. But, yeah, I think it was nice, though.' The American player finally spoke about Novak Djokovic's loss to Sam Querrey, who denied him the chances to realize Calendar Grand Slam: 'I think he and I have both made extreme history.
He's won four Slams in a row, I won 4 in a row last earr. I think that's historic in itself.' ALSO READ: Mouratoglou: ´When Serena Williams breaks a racket, she starts playing better´