Serena Williams claims that she is willing to fight anyone as she plans to defend her title in the French Open.
Williams won in Paris last year as part of a run that gave her four of six grand slams, and despite suffering a surprising defeat in the hands of Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open, she remains the strongest contender in the tennis world as they go to Roland Garros.
The 21-time grand slam champion told CNN, “You do want to play the No. 1 — you do want to beat them. I know I did — but I am ready for that. I am ready for anyone every time.”
The tennis champ clearly appears physically fit ahead of the clay court showpiece going to the French capital after her victory over Madison Keys in the Rome Masters finals.
The event in Rome was only the player’s fourth official game in 2016 after skipping three tournaments due to the flu.
If Serena Williams will remain victorious at Roland Garros, the player would have the same record of 22 major titles as Steffi Graf.
According to Huffington Post, Serena Williams will again compete in the doubles with her sister Venus in France. The two have had amazing success on the court, and if they add another grand slam doubles title, it would not be surprising for either woman.
The Williams sisters are bright stars in their singles careers, notwithstanding their 13 grand slam doubles titles together. If the two are going to be chosen for the U.S. team, there is a good possibility of them gaining a fourth Olympic title this year.
Williams also admitted to “love the clay” and she feels good when her feet “first hit the clay”. She added, “”The day I lost in Miami (to Svetlana Kuznetsova) — the next day I was on the clay courts,” added Williams. “I didn’t take a day off — I feel good on clay.”