The American (40 years previous in September) was unable to climb the impediment represented in the eighth of fianle by the Kazakhe Elena Rybakina. The quest for the 24th Grand Slam crown continues.
With each Grand Slam look, Serena Williams has to problem the 24e crown in Grand Slam which might enable him to affix in the historical past books the Australian Margareth Court (between 1960 and 1973). Serena Williams (seeded n ° 7) recorded a brand new disappointment this Sunday, stopped 6-3, 7-5 by the Kazakhe Elena Rybakina who lived the first 8e main remaining of his profession. Serena Williams lived on 64e eighth remaining in Grand Slam of his profession (the first having been performed at Roland Garros in 1998, Rybakina was not born…).
She will strive her luck once more. If Roger Federer proclaims: “I love to play tennis”. The American wore throughout the match sneakers on which she had written: “I will never stop”. Her final main title was at the 2017 Australian Open. Since then, she has misplaced 4 main finals (Wimbledon 2018 and 2019, US Open 2018 and 2019). And the final of his three coronations in Paris dates again to 2015.
His preparation on clay (1 victory-2 losses) had not given severe ensures of success. And the American couldn’t elevate her degree of play. “I could have played harder and better,” she admitted at a press convention. Was this his final look in Paris? The American prefers to keep away from: “I do not take into consideration that. I feel of different issues, however not of that. ” Like Roger Federer who, as a precaution, to spare his right knee after two operations in 2020 withdrew before his 8e in the final against Matteo Berrettini, Serena Williams quickly turned her gaze to the grass: “I’m happy to change the surface. Historically, I have done well on grass … On clay as well! Except this season. But I don’t think I will play a first training tournament before Wimbledon (June 28-July 11). ” Take up the problem, even with out a internet. Get up, get again up. Again. And at all times.
Amélie Mauresmo confided earlier than the begin of the match about the American stainless: “When I see her nonetheless taking part in, I say to myself, however how does she do it? This chick who began very younger, was subjected to hours and hours of coaching early on and off the court docket, I feel to myself, how does she do, if solely bodily, after having a being pregnant. The extra we get in age and the extra it leaves traces, I’m wondering the place she is going to discover this motivation. Being at the highest degree requires day by day upkeep and work. The 24e title? During the semi-finals or the Grand Slam finals that she misplaced, not all of them, there are some for which one can assume that the weight of historical past has caught up along with her a bit of… “
After her brilliant coup, the Kazakhe Elena Rybakina (“I’m so pleased, I attempted to use the plan and it labored, attacking her backhand, her forehand is so unimaginable, you should not do it … ») Has, in the quarterfinals, assembly with the Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.