Williams sisters on collision course


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:45

The three-time US Open champion, seeded second behind Dinara Safina for the final grand slam of the year starting on Monday, was on Thursday put in the same half of the draw as her third-seeded sister, putting them on course for a semi-final clash.

The siblings contested the Wimbledon final in July for the second year in a row, Serena winning in straight sets to claim her second Grand Slam title of the year having landed the Australian Open in January.

Those are her only two titles this year but Serena said there was no particular reason she appeared to succeed in the Grand Slams rather than regular WTA Tour events.

“I don’t know, I just really love playing in grand slams, big tournaments,” she said.

“I just love stepping out on any court but I don’t seem to have much luck outside of the Grand Slams.

“It’s obviously a tough tournament coming up, I’m just going to do the best that I can do and most of all relax.”


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