Serena Williams: 'I had to be ready to hit a thousand balls if I had to'


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Serena Williams: 'I had to be ready to hit a thousand balls if I had to'

Serena Williams did not have an easy time in her match against Marie Bouzkova in Toronto. The American player lost the first set 6-1 and then she eventually made a comeback, winning the latter two sets. Williams spoke about the turnaround: "I just needed to be more consistent and not make so many errors and just mentally be ready to hit a thousand balls if I needed to.

She was moving, I needed to make an adjustment. In the first set, I was going for a little too much, so I just had to just play a different game. It was really important for me was to just change it up and move it around and not be so predictable.

And it's a good lesson for me in the future, as well, more than anything." On her next match against Bianca Andreescu, Serena said: "She hasn't played a lot, but she's won a lot. So she's done really well.

Yeah, I haven't either. But now we both are starting to get healthy and play a little bit more. The crowd will obviously be for her. I definitely would too. But it's really not about that. It's just about going out there and playing your great tennis.

Luckily, I've had some tough crowds in my career, so hopefully, I will be used to it. I never faced her, I always wanted to play her so I look forward to."