Serena Williams' 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose last month happened also because of a serious and extra-tennis reason. In an interview to the Time Magazine, the 23-time Grand Slam winner revealed that just ten minutes prior to the match, she got to know, through Instagram, that Robert Edward Maxfield, the man who was in prison for killing her sister Price during a shooting, had been released from prison.
'I couldn’t shake it out of my mind,' Serena admitted. 'No matter what, my sister is not coming back for good behavior. It’s unfair that she’ll never have an opportunity to hug me.' Despite she believes in God, the tennis legend has not forgiven Maxfield. 'I’m not there yet.
I want to forgive. I have to get there. I’ll be there. It was hard because all I think about is her kids, and what they mean to me. And how much I love them.' It was an extremely tough time for the Williams family, as Price had three children, aged under 11 years old.
Serena also commented on why she gets drug tested a lot during the year: 'I was born this way. They’re like, ‘Oh, she can’t be that great, she must be doing something.’ I don’t even lift weights.
It’s all God, you know. But whatever.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer: A 37-year-old should not be favorite for the US Open