Serena Williams Out of French Open, Says it’s ‘Not the End of the World’

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Serena Williams may be disappointed with her shocking second round loss at Roland Garros, but she isn’t letting it get in the way of the remainder of her season.

The world No. 1 suffered a staggering 6-2, 6-2 loss at the hands of Spanish youngster Garbine Muguruza on Wednesday afternoon to deny a potential third round encounter with her older sister and fellow former No. 1 Venus Williams. It was also the first time that Williams’ lost in the second round of a Grand Slam event as the top seed in the tournament.

The 2002 and 2013 champion admit that it was simply a bad day of tennis, where everything she tried to do didn’t work out.

“Well, I don’t think anything worked for me today, which is just nothing really worked. I don’t know anything that actually worked. It was one of those days. You know, you can’t be on every day, and, gosh, I hate to be off during a Grand Slam. It happens, you know. It’s not the end of the world. It is what it is.”

While Williams is extremely disappointed with her performance during the match, she takes solace in the fact that she is capable of playing much better tennis on her best day.

“Obviously I’m super disappointed and, you know, it’s hard. I worked really hard. But, hey, maybe I can do better. I know for a fact I can work harder. I know for a fact I can play so much better than what I did today, so, I mean, it’s a double edged sword. I didn’t play well, but I can play better. If I couldn’t play better I would be, I think, even more disappointed. But I know I can, so I know I have something to look forward to.”

On the bright side, Williams is excited to play at Roland Garros in 2014, as she will not be defending any points that time around.

“I love it here, but there’s always next year. At least I won’t have any points to defend next year, so I look forward to it.”



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