Serena Williams Incredibly Qualifies To The French Open Fourth Round

Serena Williams was amazing on Friday May 4, when she stunningly qualified for the French Open fourth-round with an opportunity at entering the set of history books not too far off.

The 39-year-old crushed fellow American Danielle Collins 6-4 6-4 on Court Philippe Chatrier, as the womens’ draw opened up with some high-seed, right on time round knockouts as of now.

Williams became one of four Top 10 seeds left in the women’s draw. And she said in her post-match press conference:

“That felt really good for me. Things were not going my way. It’s not like she gave me those games. I had to earn it and turn it around. That was really positive for me going into the next match”.

Williams is expecting to rise to Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slams, yet has not made it past the fourth-round at Roland Garros since 2016.

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In the main set, Collins had to defend break points and surprisingly a set point until at last, Williams had the option to seal the initial set with an ace.

However, showing striking determination even with affliction, the 27-year-old ran through four sequential games to race into a 4-1 lead.

Falling into that shortage appeared to awaken Williams, as she dominated five straight matches to meet all requirements for the fourth-round in Paris for the thirteenth time.

After the game, Collins conceded she didn’t
play her best in those minutes. According to her, she just have to try to learn from it, hopefully do better next time and be able to close out the set.

Collins says, she respects and love Serena, particularly the American players. She communicated:

It was pretty surreal today to go out there and be playing against somebody I remember watching at age 9 and 10, playing here, to be here, to be sharing that court with her, this experience. I hope that I can be a steppingstone to her winning another slam. It would be really exciting and cool, so I’m going to be following every point.”

Williams will now come face-to-face with Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina, the No. 21 seed, for a spot in the quarterfinals.

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