Colorful Italian Francesca Schiavone had a tough night Monday at the US Open, nearly getting blanked by top seed Serena Williams 60 61 in a first round blowout.
Afterward, the 33-year-old Schiavone candidly spoke of what her first thoughts were when she learned she had drawn the defending champion Serena in the first round.
“Oh, shit,” joked Schiavone who had two career wins over Serena, but on clay. “But it’s normal. When you are there, you have the same. She has two legs, I have two legs. Two arms. We are the same. We are human. One has to win. She was much, much better today than me.”
Late in match down 60, 20, a funny moment took place with Schiavone hugging a ballkid. Who can blame her? The night was going so badly, she had yet to win a game, she needed a hug!
“I don’t need a hug in that moment,” she said. “I need a game, points. I don’t need the hug. No, no I went to the ballboys to say, Well, that’s tough. No, it was just a joke.”
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