The third-round match is the drawcard event on day six at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in NY.
The 27-year-old used every tool in her extensive set at the start of the match, crafting points with precision, losing just six points on her serve in the first set and drawing Williams into long rallies that pulled her from side to side. We always play some incredible matches and it brings outthe best of my fitness when I play Sloane.
"I don't think it's anything tricky, especially when you lost it's good to kind of go back out there and try to do a little bit better".
Also among the few onlookers was Williams' three-year-old daughter who was filmed clapping approvingly at one point.
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Following her win over Sloan Stevens during her third-round victory, Williams spoke to reporters court-side and joked about Olympia's interest in her mom's job.
Williams was not helping herself with sluggish footwork and a host of unforced errors, and Stephens broke serve twice in a one-sided first set.
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Notably, she won 10 of the last 12 games to make it 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.
"I just said, 'I don't want to lose in straight sets, ' because I was like, 'How can I beat [her]?"
While Williams had improved, Stephens' level and intensity had dipped dramatically, and she tried to dig in at the start of the decider. "I just try to think about how fortunate I am to have been in this position and, honestly, to be Serena".
"She may have been playing with some princesses upstairs!". "Otherwise there is no chance against her".
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