“C’mon,” and, “Move your feet,” yelled Serena Williams to help her recover in a crucial match of French Open 2021. The 23-time Grand Slam champion found her struggling for the 24th title for which she needed to remind herself how to play tennis.
What was that match?
Serena Williams was playing with Danielle Collins, a fellow American, in the third round of the Roland Garros. She was facing a 4-1 deficit in the second set of 6-4, 6-4 victory when she started yelling to encourage herself.
The 50th-ranked Collins had no answer for the shots played by Williams. The Floridian, who grew up seeing Williams sisters playing tennis, made multiple mistakes. At one point, she dropped her racket and then kicked it in frustration.
Why was the match crucial for Serena Williams?
Serena Williams is looking for the 24th Grand Slam title and she needed three sets to get by Mihaela Buzarnescu but she was at a deficit in the previous round. … Read the rest