Ashleigh Barty's fearless bid to end Serena Williams' grand slam comeback ended in a thrillling, three-set French Open defeat for the Australian No.1. While some had doubts about whether the new mom would return to the game at all, the Grand Slam queen proved her doubters wrong and made her comeback yesterday in the most epic way imaginable.
"So it is definitely a little functionality to it".
"I have been wearing trousers a lot when I play so I can keep the blood circulation going".
"I did everything possible with my team to get us in a position to be able to play today".
There is also a symbolism about it, too.
"I am so happy to be back here".
"I call it like my Wakanda-inspired catsuit".
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On suffering from postpartum depression following the birth of her daughter: Honestly, sometimes I think I still have to deal with it. She said, "Winning's always been the way I define myself and I want it to stay that way for a long time". Then came the second-round match against Ashleigh Barty.
"You want to play the big names and you want to test yourself against the best, and I think any opportunity you can do that is good", she said.
Williams destroyed Barty for the loss of just three games in their only previous encounter, in the first round of the 2014 Australian Open.
"It's been a few years now". I lost the first set and thought I must try harder, I must try harder - and then Serena came out.
"But I think I'm in a very different place".
"For me, that was kind of like a positive thing, because it wasn't like I was playing the ultimate match".
Williams was equally effusive about Barty.
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Walking on the street, he saw a crowd gathered below a building, screaming and gesturing upward on the rue Marx-Dormoy. Reacting to his awards he said later: "I'm pleased because it's the first time I've received a trophy like that".
"We designed it way before the movie", she said, "but still, it kind of reminds me of that". It was a thrilling night here at Roland Garros which reminded the tennis world how much it has missed this charismatic and formidable champion. "It was something I was born with, thank goodness", Serena said.
"She does everything great". But what's typical, you know?
Pliskova had an early break in the second game of the second set to take a 2-0 lead but Williams broke straight back. The victory comes just one day after Serena won her first grand slam match against Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic in a 7-6, 6-4 first-round victory, 14 months after giving birth.
Williams is ranked only 451st this week, because of her extended absence from the tour.
Williams told Harper's Bazaar that although she was now ready to have another child, she had gone through some tough times before returning to the court for the first time at the Fed Cup in North Carolina in February.
"It's not like you decide to take a year off".
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