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.”