Serena – “I’m playing with nothing to lose, only to gain”

Serena Williams’ comeback to the tour was special, it was the mother of all comebacks. She may only won one match and lost to sister Venus last night but to have her back is incredible for women’s tennis.

She looked sharp but also said she had no expectations on herself which was odd for her as time will improve her game and movement.

Listening to Serena after her win against Diyas was one of the best press conferences I have ever seen. She controlled the room and had everyone listening!

I’m always interested in listening to Serena. She is the sports greatest ever champion and she is still so humble and thankful which is so refreshing.

One of the things she did say was “I’m playing with nothing to lose, only to gain”.

Of course there will be visible frustration if things aren’t working in matches as it would for anyone and we even saw that this week in Indian Wells.

The expectations may be shorter and has nothing to lose. The fact that she is playing tennis again after what she has been through is a major achievement in itself.

The level of expectation may not be there but the passion will always!

SW

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