Serena was considered one of the contenders to win the tournament. But after winning the first two rounds in straight sets, Williams lost the third round 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 to Wang.
After the loss, the 23-time Grand Slam winner’s coach Patrick Mouratogou said that Williams would practice harder as she wants to win another grand slam.
“I completely get that she is angry, I’m disappointed too – it’s normal,” Mouratogloum who has been Serena’s coach since 2012, said. “But this is going to help, because for sure she is going to go back to work even harder. She wants to win a grand slam again, she wants to win several if possible. She will work very hard for that and will work hard every single match.”
“We’re not worried. We just need to understand, find solutions, go back to work – which we will do soon because Serena wants it and we will do everything we can to get it.”
Serena Williams remains behind Margaret Court
For over three years now, Serena Williams has been chasing Margaret Court’s record of 24 singles Grand Slam titles. She won her 23rd being pregnant with daughter Olympia at the 2017 Australian Open. Since then, she has reached four Grand Slam finals but failed to register her 24th.
Recently, Margaret Court spoke about the chances of Williams crossing her. Court, 77, felt that while reaching 24 titles in itself was a task, beating it remains even more difficult.
“It’s interesting. She may equal it but she’s still got to pass it. It’s an ask,” Court was quoted as saying by tennis world USA. “There’s a lot of young players coming through.
“Bianca Andreescu and Naomi Osaka play well. Ash Barty. It’s one thing to win one. The hard thing is to stay there. That’s what makes real champions. The players who have won more than one have stayed there and that’s what makes them champions”