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Venus Williams, Serena Williams reach third round in doubles

01 June, 2018, 20:15 | Author: Candice Daniels
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Of course, she refers to herself in third person but with Serena, it's allowed.

Though she is the most successful female player of the open era, with a ranking of 451 in the world she is not seeded in Roland Garros.

A fifth ace of the contest won her the set.

Still, it was an intriguing contest.

She will now face Ashleigh Barty of Australia in the next round. "I nearly died after giving birth to my daughter, Olympia", she wrote.

Williams referred to her biceps as her "weapon and machine" and is now flexing them at the French Open.

"I couldn't play previous year". Barty put up a stiff challenge, and really forced Serena out of her comfort zone with a mix of slices and topspin shots.

"I guess my only choice is to live and find out". But I had all the right ideas, like, coming to the net and hitting all my shots.

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Williams is an advocate for breastfeeding, saying "Breastfeeding is an incredibly personal thing". God, I don't know how many I have had in the past 12 months. I want to get beyond there.

"There were a couple of rain delays so I wasn't able to [see her]". She gained control of the third nearly immediately, breaking to go ahead 2-1, then holding for 3-1. She can look sluggish and completely off her game and then flip a switch to turn it around. And even if it's not quite enough to win this tournament, she will nearly certainly be one of the favorites at Wimbledon.

"I call it my Wakanda-inspired catsuit", Williams said adding it was designed for her before the movie came out. But her level when she's not quite on her best (form) is still bloody good.

This match could be exactly what Serena Williams needed.

The tennis champion is back in the game (literally) and is not alone! I always wanted to be a superhero, and it's kind of my way of being a superhero.

"I would love to have five or six forehands again, a couple of those errors, and a couple more first serves". So you know, she's got a chance. This is my first one back.

"I'm not going to play if I don't think [I can win]", she proclaims. "While I had a pretty easy pregnancy, my daughter was born by emergency c-section after her heart rate dropped dramatically during contractions". "When I was out there, that's all I was just trying to do, is just do that".

So how much more hard is it for a mother than a father to play top level tennis?

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