Published: Tue, July 09, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Serena within sight of equalling Court Slam record after tough duel

Serena within sight of equalling Court Slam record after tough duel

"But now, seeing her text putting everything in perspective, I realized she was right".

Alison Riske said she wished she could get married more often after crediting her upcoming nuptials for her barnstorming run at Wimbledon which has earned her a quarter-final date with fellow American Serena Williams. News. The article reported that the first interaction between the two involved Ramos accusing Williams of getting instructions from her coach Patrick Mouratoglou when he was in the stands, which is against the rules.

Home favourite Konta knocked out two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 4-6 6-2 6-4 to make her second Wimbledon quarter-final appearance in three years.

At times during the match, Williams was tested by the referee which led to some on-court outbursts.

Williams, who kept to her old habit in the changeovers of reading notes she had written herself, said it had been a long year for her already due to the injury.

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Riske converted all five of her break points while Williams succeeded with just six of her 16 opportunities. It "exemplified how thousands of women in every area of the workforce are treated every day", she said.

The 37-year-old tennis star covers the August issue of Harper's Bazaar, where she poses for stunning, unretouched photos. My heart broke. I started to think again, "What could I have done better?" It was at this point that Williams sought out the referee and argued that the harsh call had been made because of her gender.

After drawing heavy criticism for her behavior during the 2018 U.S. Open, tennis legend Serena Williams credited her opponent, Naomi Osaka, for encouraging her to continue speaking up against injustice.

"I tried to compare it to other setbacks I'd had in my life and career, and for some reason I couldn't shake the feeling that this was about so much more than just me", the 23-time Grand Slam champ continued. Williams had served only 22 aces in the previous four rounds.

Osaka was eventually booed after her US Open and seemed to be quite shaken by it all. It was Osaka's first ever Grand Slam title although it was quickly overshadowed by Williams' frustrations.

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