On Monday (July 2), she proved that she was not back to simply make up the numbers in the women's field. "Life goes on", said Stephens, who was followed out of the tournament by Bulgarian sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov.
But the American is determined not to dwell on the setback, even if she concedes the pressure will be on at Flushing Meadows.
"I haven't played a tremendous amount of tennis since I had the baby, and I haven't played in wind in a really long time".
As she returns to tennis following the birth of her daughter, she is priced up at second favourite to win this year's Wimbledon title despite being ranked just 183rd in the world, a testament to her astonishing ability. Four weeks ago her French Open run came to an abrupt end after she was forced to pull out of her fourth-round showdown with Maria Sharapova due to an injury that impeded her service motion.
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"I felt guilty", Williams said about her time in Paris.
"I'll have to think about it next time". Until I read that article, I didn't realize it was such a discrepancy with me, as well as against the other players that they listed, at least with the American players, both male and female. "I thought, "Hey, I have this wonderful child, I have all these Grand Slams, this is all super bonus", and it is". I have all these Grand Slams.
"I feel a lot less pressure out there, but I am a little bit shocked at how much I nearly want that pressure". "But I am a little bit shocked at how much I nearly want that pressure. I nearly want to feel the need to go out there and be the best that I can be". "What's important is these people are professional, they know what they're doing, they treat you like humans, not like criminals. Well, I won't think about it, I'll just be out there, yeah".
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Williams last won in London in 2016 and will look to get back on top this year.
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"It was really windy for me today".
The report stated that the doping control officer arrived at 8.30am and, given Williams was not present, refused to leave until she had been tested - which, for whatever reason, never happened on that particular day. "That's all I care about, '" she added.
At its peak, her game is as peerless as it is powerful: shotgun serve, thunderous groundstrokes, coupled with a methodical tennis mind and one of the most wrought-iron wills in world sport. When she returned to the tour in March, her ranking was 183rd.
"I'm totally OK with testing and I encourage it", Williams said. I expected to win this match. I know she beat my sister last week in Eastbourne, so I was ready for a tough battle. That's kind of one thing that's been able to set them apart.
She's also got a 10-match Grand Slam winning streak going: seven in a row while taking the trophy at the Australian Open in January 2017, then three more at the French Open before her withdrawal in early June.
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