Serena Williams hails Tiger Woods’ influence as she continues her US Open run
Serena Williams is making her fourth US Open appearance since winning the event in 2012.
The 34-year-old has won the title twice since winning it in a US Open final at Congressional in 2009.
Now Serena is at the top of her world ranking and her fourth major title is under her belt, she has never won a Grand Slam title at the US Open.
But following up on her last performance at the event where she won in 2012, she said that winning at the US Open was a special experience for her.
In the post-script to her interview with The Sun newspaper, Serena said: “I remember every little bit. Every little word was kind of in play. And that’s what I remember about this year. It’s a good feeling to know you have the trophy and it’s still here.
“I think, you know, everyone looks at our lives. People say, ‘Why the hell you won this? Why?’. But no, I won it, because I won the right way and I did it for myself and I did it for my team.
“I want to play good, I want my team to win. I really, really mean it. It doesn’t matter if it’s on the court or not on the court, it’s all about winning. And to have that for myself, I love it.
“I will never be able to explain to my kids I went out there and I won, I won like four times and won a major for my country. My parents are so proud, that’s what they want me to tell, their kids.”
Serena said that she would take the trophy to the US Open, along with her husband, who she said was her “life partner” as they have been together for 21 years.