Serena Williams defeated Kaja Juvan in three sets, 2-6 6-2 6-4, to reach the Wimbledon third round. In the post-match press conference, the American player said: "It was definitely coming together as the match went on.
I'm just low on matches basically. I could feel it. But I'm getting there. Just have to, like I said, take every match as five matches, really learn from every single point. I like the pressure. I would rather be in this position than any other, and sometimes I play best when I'm down.
I'm just a fighter and never give up. "I just have to remember that I'm best at closing matches, I'm good at it. I just have to keep the mind frame of where am I, what do I do mentally to close matches. I have to kind of just shut my eyes and get there.
It's just experience and match play. In the past two years I haven't played a lot of matches. I'm just trying to kind of get that back. I absolutely would not be here if I didn't love what I do. I work really hard at what I do every day."
Serena will face Julia Goerges on Saturday. The 37-year-old leads their head to head 4-0, she has never lost a set against the German.