Serena Williams was safisfied with her three-set win over Catherine McNally on Wednesday at the US Open. The American player said: "I think it's great because I want to be able to win matches where I'm not playing my best, play players who are playing great, be able to come through.
I need to be tested, I guess. I've won so many Grand Slams because of it (coming back). I also won a lot of Grand Slams not having to use it. Obviously I would be so lying if I said I enjoy the tough matches more, but I think, looking back years later, I enjoy the tough matches more.
But in the moment, in the weeks after, it's definitely a different feeling." Williams praised McNally: “It was definitely something to get used to. You don’t play players like her that have such full games.
She just overall played really well”. She admitted: "I made so many errors in the first two sets. It was just too many. You can't win tournaments making that many errors. I knew I had to play better, and I knew I could."
McNally said: "I've watched her so many times. I know how well she can play. I was just really impressed with the way she was serving towards the end of the match, how well she was returning. Hats off to her, she just played really well."