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in­jury-free. At least I got to play some matches.” In the Wim­ble­don fi­nal against Si­mona Halep, the Romanian gave the Amer­i­can a taste of what she once did to op­po­nents, slam the door shut. It didn’t help that Wil­liams was ner­vous, her feet were hardly mov­ing, while Halep played the match of her life.

“There are so many dif­fer­ent emo­tions (that go through you) in fi­nals. It brings out so many highs and lows, nerves and ex­pec­ta­tions,” Wil­liams said.

The cel­e­brated pro has made no se­cret of the fact that she was chas­ing Aussie Mar­garet Court’s all-time record for most sin­gles Grand Slam ti­tles – 24. But, she un­der­lined, that was not the rea­son why she was still play­ing.

“I would still be play­ing even if I had al­ready passed that record,” she said of ti­tle No.24. “I’ve had so many chances to pass it and to have a lot more, but it’s cool be­cause I’m play­ing in an era with so many amaz­ing play­ers. If you look at the span of my ca­reer, the play­ers I’ve played, it’s amaz­ing that I was able to get this many.”

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