home jobs contact us
Our Clients:
Browse by Sport
Find us on ASAP sports on Facebook ASAP sports on Twitter
ASAP Sports RSS Subscribe to RSS
Click to go to
ASAP Sports e-Brochure View our


March 28, 2016

Serena Williams

Miami, Florida


6-7, 6-1, 6-2

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. After having done so well here so often, how disappointing is this today?
SERENA WILLIAMS: It's obviously disappointing, but I've won here a lot, so it's okay.

Q. How much did the conditions play into what's going on out there? Radwanska talked about it earlier. It's pretty hot and humid.
SERENA WILLIAMS: I'm used to this weather so for me the conditions were fine. This is what I practice in.

Q. (No microphone.)
SERENA WILLIAMS: Well, she won more games than me, I guess.

Q. You didn't seem to be moving as you normally do. Was that just sluggishness or were you feeling physically okay?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, physically I'm fine. I just didn't -- I don't know, I guess I didn't move today. Maybe that was one of the things that didn't work out for me.

Q. Were you looking forward to this tournament in particular as a chance to regroup? You've taken some tough losses. In light of that, did you feel any pressure in that sense or anything?
SERENA WILLIAMS: No. Actually don't really feel pressure when I play here normally. I usually feel good.

Q. How much did the weather -- it was awfully, awfully hot out there. How much of a factor was that as the match progressed?
SERENA WILLIAMS: I just said I'm used to this. It's fine.

Q. So no factor?

Q. For the benefit of your many fans here, can you sort of expand on why you weren't moving as well a we usually expect you to?
SERENA WILLIAMS: I don't think it's appropriate to criticize my movement right now. I did the best that I could. My fans, you know, I did the best I could do. I can't win every match. The players come out and play me like they've never played before in their lives.

You know, the best that I could do today. I have to be 300% every day, so...

Q. Follow up to that: The expectations that are on you, is there a little bit too much? You said you're not going to win every match. Are the expectations a little bit too high and you find that that kind of, not annoys you, but it's tough to live up to that expectation every single match?
SERENA WILLIAMS: I don't think there is expectations. I mean, there obviously is expectations, but I think overall I put a lot of expectations on myself more than anything.

So that's pretty hard to live up to, is the expectations I put on myself.

Thank you.

FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports

ASAP sports

tech 129
About ASAP SportsFastScripts ArchiveRecent InterviewsCaptioningUpcoming EventsContact Us
FastScripts | Events Covered | Our Clients | Other Services | ASAP in the News | Site Map | Job Opportunities | Links
ASAP Sports, Inc. | T: 1.212 385 0297