In the press conference, after her victory in two sets against Laura Siegemund in the first round of the Australian Open 2021, Serena Williams talked about her match, but also about her new outfit, a multicolored catsuit with a completely bare leg that she said was inspired by Florence Griffith Joyner, the fastest woman of all time, whose records on the 100 and 200 meters of 1988 have not yet been broken.
Joyner died in her sleep from a seizure in 1998. Serena said: "I was inspired by FloJo, who was an amazing athlete during my childhood. She changed her outfit a lot, and was always dressed fantastically. This year the Nike team decided to take inspiration from her and I thought, oh my God, that's a great idea.
Obviously we've made some changes, and that's the result." The Australian Open 2021 starts in the best way for the American champion Serena Williams. The twenty-three-time winner of Grand Slam titles goes on the hunt for the Margaret Court record and with a masterful performance launches the challenge to all opponents.
The seven-time Australian Open champion won the next six games on the trot to take the opening set. Then, she added four games to this tally in the second set to go up 6-1, 4-0. Williams' chokehold on the match was finally ended by Siegemund who came out the winner in the fifth game of the set to finally hold her own for the first time in the match.
Angelique Kerber's words
Kerber lost her first round match against Bernarda Pera. The German played after two weeks of quarantine, and one cannot help but think that this affected her performance today, especially in the first set, which ended in 19 minutes and with only eight points won.
ùShe said: "The quarantine definitely had an impact. I tried to stay positive during those two weeks, but they inevitably had an impact. Australia is doing a great job, but what if I knew before I left that I had to do two weeks without training? , maybe I would have thought twice before coming. "