Serena Williams admitted Saturday her long pursue for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam prize has been burdening her mind in front of the following week’s Australia’s Open
Williams has not added to her sparkling assortment since beating her sister Venus in the Australian Open last in 2017 when she was pregnant with her little girl Olympia.
Williams, pursuing Margaret Court’s unequaled record, has since lost four Grand Slam finals, yet demanded she was currently used to the pressing factor.
“It’s definitely on my shoulders and on my mind,” said the 39-year-old. “I think it’s good to be on my mind… I’m used to it now.”
In Melbourne, Williams has been in aggressive form dropping just one set in three matches in the Yarra Valley Classic before withdrawing from semi-final showdown.
“I think at my age, my career, I really just try to go on how I’m feeling physically and not put myself in a bad condition in general for my health,” she added.
She said, “I didn’t have really any negatives, I realized that my life is one big quarantine because I don’t really leave the house much.”
“It was not much different than what I normally do,” she added. “It was simply being compelled to do that, not having some other alternatives. I think it was the best thing for all the players to do.”
“She has had plenty o great win over top players, also she has a different game she mixes up the pace a lot,” she said of the world number 51.
“It will be great match for me to get in there ahead of scheduled and play my best,” she said.