After her loss in the 4th round of the Australian Open Serena began her news conference by saying…
“[Makapova] played really well.”: “I honestly think it was on my racket. I hit a lot of errors. She hit some great shots down the line. But I mean, every ball that came, I just hit it as far out as I could.”
“I served like a . . . I guess that’s not appropriate,” she said, pulling back from what she really thought about her serve. “I can’t even describe how I served, to be honest. It wasn’t good enough. My lefty serve is actually better than that. Maybe I should have started serving lefty.”
“I never blame any injury that I have because she played really well and deserved to win today.“
“I look forward to our next match. I feel I can definitely play so much better. And that’s good. Like if I felt I couldn’t play better, that would be a problem.”
How does a 13-time Grand Slam champion lose to a 56th ranked player…the stats tell the story:
- Serena committed 37 unforced errors compared to 24 winners.
- Williams served at a poor 52 percent.
- Serena’s return game was off – opponent with weak second serve won 70 percent of those points.
http://cache-02.cleanprint.net/media/swf/flashcomm.swfWhat does the rest of the 2012 WTA tour hold for Serena being in the winner circle? Rest assured that like the infamous line in that film so says Serena – “I’ll be back!”