Serena Williams: "So far my clay-season is stingy with satisfactions, but ..."

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Serena Williams: "So far my clay-season is stingy with satisfactions, but ..."

Serena Williams defeated Danielle Collins for 6-4 6-4, to qualify for the fourth round of the Roland Garros 2021. For the American tennis player , who tends to play a very good game, will be the thirteen presence in the fourth round on the clay-courts of Bois de Boulogne.

Elena Rybakina will be waiting for Serena. The absences of Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka in the same draw side could affect her dream of winning the long-awaited 24th Slam of her amazing career: despite clay-court isn't her favourite surface, we have not remember that she has won the Parisian Slam for three times.

In the press conferencence Serena said: "My season on clay has been pretty stingy so far, I'm happy to get some wins. The atmosphere at Roland Garros in general always seems quite different, and I think this diversity helps me to play better.

I knew going into the third, I just had to zero in on those important points. If I could just take those, it would be an easier time for me." About her rival, Danielle Collins, she added: "I played her in Australia, actually.

She plays well, especially when it's time to play, which is I guess all the time," Williams said. "She's also a really awesome person off the court. I love seeing her in the locker room. Ideally, it would be great if we didn't have to play each other, because I always want her to do super well."

Collins said: "It's been really kind of shocking since surgery, I've just felt so much better, especially with my back pain. Like I'm not having any type of sciatic nerve pain, which I was dealing with for a couple of years.

So now I'm just kind of relieved to just be feeling good consistently and not having to always track and be like: Oh, like is this going to be a bad week, do I have to kind of prepare my training around that or my tournaments around that?' It's just been a real weight that's been lifted off my shoulders since having the surgery, because I kind of just in some ways got used to [the pain] and kind of thought that that was normal to be dealing with."