Serena Williams is finally back to competitions after being sidelined for more than 6 months for the Coronavirus pandemic. The American legend had a rather tough match in the first round in Lexington when she had to recover from 1-set-down before beating an in-form Bernarda Pera 4-6 6-4 6-1,
The atmosphere was pretty odd as the match was played without fans, but Serena managed to find the solution and eventually she liked the all set up.
“It was a really calm and chill atmosphere; I can’t say I disliked it. It was different; I’ve been through so many things in my career. I think I won today because I was calm for once, so that was really helpful.
I haven’t played, even those smaller exhibitions like a lot of other players; I’ve only been training, so I was missing shots, but getting back into the swing of things at the same time. I just knew I needed to do better,” she commented.
“I knew I could, and she hit so many winners, low to the court. I had to get used to her game a bit because she played really well. I didn’t know how I was going to feel or how I was going to do, but I really didn’t hate the atmosphere,” she added.
Serena Williams in Lexington, ranking, and results in 2020
Now ranked no.9, Serena Williams has a 9-2 win-loss record in 2020. The American is now competing in Lexington, where she beat Bernarda Pera 4-6 6-4 6-1.
Serena Williams conquered 1 title in 2020 in Auckland. The American won 73 titles in her career: 43 on hard courts, 13 on clay courts, 7 on indoor courts, 2 on carpet courts and 8 on grass courts. (See the list of her titles)
Next vs. Venus
Serena will face her sister Venus in the second round. Serena and Venus played each other 30 times. The head to head is 18-12 for Serena Williams. The last time that they locked horns, Serena Williams won 6-1 6-2 in the 3rd round in New York (U.S. Open) in August 2018.
Venus Williams in Lexington, ranking, and results in 2020
Currently the world no.67, the American has a 1-3 win-loss record in 2020. Venus Williams is currently having a run in Lexington where she beat Victoria Azarenka 6-3 6-2.
Venus Williams won 49 titles in her career: 24 on hard courts, 9 on clay courts, 10 on indoor courts, 1 on carpet courts and 5 on grass courts. (See the list of her titles)