I don't know if she really cares about what's going on on the other side. I think in the last few matches (I’ve) always been slow starting, so I definitely wanted to give myself a bit more energy than maybe I have done previously.
Honestly at that point I was just so nervous, I thought "I'm not going to be able to hit ground strokes." No joke. As you can see, the one ground stroke I did hit went a hundred feet out. I thought to myself, "Look, Serena, you've just got to hit aces. That's your only choice." I wouldn't have been able to hit a forehand or a backhand or any shot, for that matter.
Serena Williams, on how she ended the match
I played a great tournament and I ran into a really tough champion today.
I love Paris. I spend a lot of time here. I live here. I practice here. I think I am a Parisian.