Serena Williams confirms plans to play Rome and Roland Garros
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The former world number one and Grand Slam legend has struggled for fitness after taking a year out to have her first child.
She struggled badly in the Miami Open, losing in the first round 6-2 6-3 to Naomi Osaka, and she admits it gave her a cold reality check.
However, she has stepped up her fitness program following that tournament, and is now ready to try again.
“I feel like since Miami, I’ve made a ton of progress, but who knows,” Williams the New York Times. “I’ll have to see when I get out there to play a match.
“I always have to be ready, but I have to be even more ready because who knows who I can play early, or first or second. So I really have to be super-super-ready, so that’s kind of what I’ve been working on.
“I feel like I set my expectations incredibly high, and I feel like after Miami, I wanted to get more, not realistic expectations, but more reasonable expectations for me, so took some time off and then started training a lot.”
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