Serena Williams praises father Richard for amazing effort

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Serena Williams praises father Richard for amazing effort

Serena Williams praised his father Richard for the effort he made during her and sister Venus's childhood. Serena said: "I don't get to do something with my daughter every day but he used to get out there every day and hit with us.

As a mother I can appreciate that now." "It feels good. It feels like, okay, this is what I've been training for. This is how hard I've been working. It feels like, you know, hard work pays off when that happens."

Williams also recalled the last match against Elina Svitolina in 2016 Olympic Games before facing her in the US Open semifinals: "That was a tough Olympics for me. Oh, man. Lost in doubles for the first time. Just really devastated about that doubles loss.

Then obviously singles shortly after. She is obviously a fighter. She gets a lot of balls back. She doesn't make a lot of mistakes. She's one of those players that does everything really well. So I have to do everything well, too."

In an interview the former world No. 3 David Nalbandian spoke about how different his current life is compared to when he was a tennis player. The Argentinean, who now competes in skiing and car races and enjoys time with his wife and children, said: "I always told Vicky that when we has kids I could have spent time with them because tennis player's life is an air flight and a country every week, and it's difficult to have a family. I enjoy it and it's amazing. Because after tennis, I figured out another life."