Serena Williams’s hardcourt season took a detour this week when the World No. 1 arrived this weekend via private jet in Bastad, Sweden for the Collector Swedish Open.
“It’s really pretty. I really like the city. I feels like I’m on vacation. It doesn’t feel like a tournament so it’s really relaxing,” Serena said about Bastad.
Serena said she took a couple days off after losing to Sabine Lisicki two weeks ago at Wimbledon. She then return to training on clay in prepartion for Bastad.
Joining Serena on her first trip to Sweden are her coach/boyfriend Patrick Mouratoglou, agent Jill Smoller and trusty dog Chip.
In her first match Serena plays Sesil Karatancheva in the first round on Tuesday.
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