By the same exact score that bounced her from the 2011 US Open Final, Serena Williams tastes bitter defeat at the hands of tricky Russian, Ekaterina Makarova by a scoreline of 6-2, 6-3 in the Round of 16. I just watched clips of her interview – she accepts that 6 double faults and 37 unforced errors couldn’t have lead to an alternate result. All credit to her opponent and her honesty during her post-match interview. Three things I appreciated about the interview:
- She gave credit to her opponent
- She acknowledged that she was injured and tried to win
- She said she would be back and is anxious to return
I hope the other women in the draw seize this opportunity. I do believe Serena Williams will return to form and make this Olympic year memorable.