Having 23rd Grand Slam titles under her name, the former World No.1 Serena Williams began her campaign for a record-equalling 24th major singles title at the Melbourne Park a few days ago. However, the 10th seed Willimas is now reached the third round of the Australian Open 2021 after back-to-back straight-set victories.
At the Rod Laver Arena’s second-round match, the 39-years-old Woman from the United States landed a half-dozen aces and dismissed Serbian Nina Stojanovic in the straight sets(6-3, 6-0).
After a comfortable victory, Serena said, “She(Stojanovic) pushed me very hard, and I think she played really well, honestly, throughout the whole match. So I had to really fight for all the games.”
The seven-time Aussie Open title winner added, “I wasn’t thinking so much in the second as I was in the first; I kind of just let go and see what happened.”
“Playing In Front of The Crowd Again Is Really Cool”, says Serena Williams
Junior Williams will lock horns with Anastasia Potapova for a third-round spot of the Australian Open 2021 on Thursday. This will be the second time meeting between a veteran and a rising star.
In the early battle at the 2020 Down Under major event, Serena crushed the 19-years-old Russian without losing a single set(6-0, 6-3). And World No.11 leads in their head-to-head record (1-0).
“It’s always a fun, interesting match (against Potapova). Gonna go home, get ready and just do the best,” Serena expressed.
Nearly ten months after tennis matches are now taking place with spectators in the Kangaroo nation. Consequently, most of the players, including Serena Williams, are excited to play in front of the crowd.
“We’re all out here to have fun, and I’m happy to be out here, and just to be playing in front of the crowd again is really cool. So every day is just fun,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion concluded.