“Maybe I Took A Little Too Much Off The Gas Pedal At Some Point”- Serena Williams


Serena Williams, after her semi-final loss was there to answer all the questions in the press conference after the match.

When the moderator asked her thoughts on the match, considering the fact that she was ahead after winning the first set, and in pure command, Serena said, “Yeah, I started really strong. Then she just kept fighting. She just changed and started to play better and better. Maybe I took a little too much off the gas pedal at some point. Yeah, so she played well.”

The second question asked the former world number one was about her future plans and the disappointment that came with losing onto another close match.

Serena Williams

She answered, “I don’t know. I mean obviously it is disappointing. At the same time, you know, I did what I could do today. I feel like other times I have been close. And I could have done better. Today I felt like I gave a lot. Answering about her presence in the French Open, she said, “Yeah, I mean, I am definitely going to be going to Paris. Yeah, so.”

“She’s(Naomi Osaka) Such an Intense Player”- Serena Williams

While Naomi was in her box watching Williams and Azarenka semifinals in Flushing Meadows, Serena was asked about Osaka’s presence in the post-match interview.   

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka

Serena said, “It’s hard to reflect. I just feel like she’s such an intense player that is really exciting to watch. It’s kind of hard to be a fan while you’re in a tournament somewhat.”

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“I watch a lot of her matches, too. It’s no secret that I enjoy watching her game. I guess she enjoys watching me, too. I don’t know. Maybe she was watching Vika tonight. I think she was watching Vika.”, the six-time US Open concluded.


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