Serena Williams is keeping it positive after an unexpected Wimbledon loss.
The 40-year-old has returned to the annual tennis tournament after being ruled out of 2021 Wimbledon after suffering a leg injury during her match against Belarus’s Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Her time in the tournament was cut short when she lost to Harmony Tan of France in her first singles match. The match lasted three hours and 11 minutes and is the third time Williams has failed to advance past the first round of a Grand Slam – and only her second loss.
Tennis legends on Tuesday opened up about his return In courts on Instagram, calling it “crazy and intense”.
“The result I came for but I enjoyed it for my own good,” she wrote in the caption alongside a photo of herself waving to the crowd. “I hope you did the same. On and on. ️☺️”
This year marked Williams’ 21st time playing at Wimbledon, a competition in which she had reached the championship match 11 times in the past 20 occasions – and won seven.
Tan – who identified with the match during his Wimbledon debut – became emotional as he addressed the media after his win, admitting that facing Williams was an intimidating thought. “He’s a superstar. When I was little, I used to see him on TV several times,” Tan said. “When I saw the draw, I was really scared. He’s such a legend. I thought if I could win one game, two games, that would be really cool for me.”
To CBS SportsWilliams said he felt fine with his performance and took it easy after the loss as he knew his long absence would affect him.
“It was definitely a very long fight and fight,” she said during the post-match press conference. “It’s definitely better than last year, it’s a start.”
Asked if this was her last time at the All England Club, Williams said that she is yet to sum up her legacy and when it comes to her future, she is taking it day by day . “I don’t know. Obviously we’re in the summer now, like I said coming into this, I’m just going to play and see how I feel. Just go from there,” she said.
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