‘My Achilles has been a problem since 2018,’ admits Serena Williams despite fine form

Serena Williams says her Achilles injury has ‘been a problem since 2018’ although she is confident it is now behind her.

Before the Australian Open, Williams revealed she probably would have missed the tournament had it not been delayed by three weeks.

However, she says she is not feeling – or thinking about it – right now, and long may that continue.

“I didn’t think about my Achilles,” Serena Williams told reporters.

“It’s so good to not think about it. It’s been a problem actually since 2018, so I just never want that problem again.

“It feels really good to just play and to run, to not feel that.”

Serena was able to battle past Aryna Sabalenka in the Australian Open fourth round to set up a blockbuster clash with Simona Halep, although she thinks she was short of her best for the most part.

“I felt like even games that I lost, I was so close to winning.

“Not all games, but probably most of those games. I just needed to play better on the big points.

“I knew that I could. I still hadn’t reached my peak. I was like, Okay, Serena, you got this, just keep going.

“I do get a lot of balls back when I need to.”

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?

Other News

Andy Murray to practice with Novak Djokovic, although Roland Garros plans remain unclear

Andy Murray has revealed he will practice with world number one Novak Djokovic ahead of his latest comeback bid.Murray suffered what he described as...

‘I’m surprised to be in the Madrid semi-finals,’ says Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem says he is pleasantly surprised by his own performance in Madrid and that 'everything is working quite well' as he reaches semi-finals.The...

‘Ashleigh Barty is looking unstoppable,’ says Annabel Croft

Ashleigh Barty plays without fear and is looking unstoppable says Annabel Croft ahead of the Madrid Masters final on Saturday.Barty will take on Aryna...

‘I know I can do it,’ says Alexander Zverev on Dominic Thiem rematch

Alexander Zverev has admitted that he will have his last defeat to Dominic Thiem in mind when he faces him in the Madrid semi-final...

Rafael Nadal: ‘In the moments of truth, I have done everything wrong’

Rafael Nadal said he did 'everything wrong' in his Madrid Masters defeat to Alexander Zverev, and he is not very happy about it.Nadal was...

‘Beating Rafael Nadal in his house is incredible,’ says Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev outclassed Rafael Nadal at the Madrid Masters before declaring it one of the biggest wins of his career.The German came into the...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don't miss a thing from Tennisbuzz - get all the latest tennis news, exclusive content and competitions, and tennis trivia teasers all delivered to your inbox.

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here