Ahead of her first official match since her stunning loss to Roberta Vinci in the US Open semifinals, Serena Williams met the media Saturday at the Australian Open, and she said her ailing knee is now fine.
“It’s actually really fine,” Serena said. “I don’t have any inflammation anymore. It’s just that I just needed some time to get over that little hump.
“Like I said, I’ve been doing a lot of, lot of, lot of training leading up to this. But, yeah, I’m totally, I don’t think I would need surgery at all.”
Serena added that she’s recovered from her missed chance at glory in New York.
“I feel fine,” she added. “Honestly, I don’t have anything to prove. I have nothing to lose. I can only gain. That’s kind of how I look at it right now.
“I don’t look back.”
Serena opens her quest for a 7th Australian Open Monday against Italian Camila Giorgi, the highest ranked player to not get seeded.
“I don’t really ever look at the draw, so I would appreciate it if you didn’t mention it. Thank you,” she told the media.
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