With a surprising defeat at the French Open, Serena Williams has expressed how she has quickly moved on and has her eyes fixed on the Wimbledon title this year.
The current World No. 1 left the tournament at the Roland Garros in the second round quickly prompting her to work harder if she wants to claim her sixth title at the Wimbledon Championships later this month.
After the match at a press conference the American said: “I’m going to go home and work five times as hard to make sure I never lose again.”
“If I couldn’t play better I would be even more disappointed. But I know I can, so I know I have something to look forward to.”
The 32-year-old has made sure any potential opponents who think they will be able to gain the upper hand over her at this year's tournament hear her voice.
This isn’t the first time that Williams has the fear factors method towards her opponents either, throughout her career she has shown she is not willing to make any friends in this sport after racking up some impressive rivalries on and off the court
An infamous feud that is worth mentioning is one she shares with Russian Maria Sharapova, which shows no signs of resolving itself just yet. Both players have hit out at one another in the past, but things seem to have erupted after a comment Williams made in an interview.
Speaking of the former World. No 1 she said Sharapova: “Begins every interview with, ‘I’m so happy. I’m so lucky’ – its so boring. She’s still not going to be invited to the cool parties, And, hey, if she wants to be with the guy with a black heart, go for it.”
The comment came after it was revealed that the Russian had become romantically involved with tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, who is also one of Williams' former flames.
Serena's violent outbursts can't be discussed without mentioning the infamous lash out against an umpire at the US Open in 2012 when she shouted: "i truly despise you and you're unattractive inside."
However, if she is going to be adamant on scaring her opponents ahead of matches she needs to ensure she is confident enough to win them, otherwise it is all a bit embarrassing when she gets herself knocked out so early on in a tournament, which she displayed at the French Open.
As the players prepare for the grass-courted Grand Slam to kick off at the end of this month Williams is in for a tough challenge trying to nab the title from defending champion Marion Bartoli.
She will definitely have her work cut of for her this year with a few strong contenders on the horizon including Simona Halep who reached the finals of the French Open and Sabine Lisicki.
But one thing’s for sure, despite her early exit at the French Open William’s will always remain a strong contender in any Grand Slam, but a little advice to the former Wimbledon Champion; she should lay off the bad mouthing just a tad and maybe concentrate more on the tennis if she wants to avoid an embarrassing early exit again.
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