Published: Thu, July 11, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Serena Williams relaxed between Wimbledon matches with baby bike ride

Serena Williams relaxed between Wimbledon matches with baby bike ride

Jo Konta missed out on a place in the Wimbledon semi finals today and seemingly carried over her raw emotions into the post match press conference.

And the Australia-born British tennis star threw away a 4-1 lead in the first set to lose 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 in an error-filled performance.

It is a shame he did not do as well in the men's doubles with Neal Skupski as he would have liked, and it is a shame I didn't either after losing in the second round with Pierre-Hugues Herbert. But then Riske broke late in the second set to drive towards levelling up the fixture.

This isn't the first time Konta has hit back at members of the media following exits from grand slams.

Williams, whose total of 97 Wimbledon wins compares to the 81 combined of the other seven quarter-finalists, will look back on her win with some relief. And when she's playing, she's 100 per cent focusing on the game and on winning.

Olympia is, of course, an active supporter of her mom and is often seen at her matches with Williams' husband and Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian.

"It's a long arduous road, it's not easy". Again, I'm ready for a war. Finally I realized that there was only one way for me to move forward.

I've enjoyed Wimbledon every time I've had the opportunity to play - it is just a little bit more stressful when you're playing singles.

"I wouldn't have won that match a couple of weeks ago, she was playing so great", Williams told BBC Sport.

"We are taking every day as it comes because we don't know how the rehab will continue going", he said. She received three code violations and was penalized a point and one game. The first came as a result of what Ramos deemed coaching from her box.

The American has previously been fined $10,000 at the All England Club for repeatedly smashing her racket on the court during a second-round victory over Christina McHale in 2016.

Konta insisted she still believed she could make a breakthrough a Grand Slam level, but she will be a spectator as 33-year-old Strycova takes on Serena Williams in Thursday's semi-final.

When Serena Williams' serve wasn't getting her all the points she needed at Wimbledon, she turned to her return game. Midway through the third set, as the wind played havoc, Williams pulled her hair into a tight bun and went about finishing off Riske with punishing efficiency.

The pair booked their spot in the third round with a win over 14th seeds Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo on Tuesday evening, and they will take on top seeds Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar.

Fellow former world No.1 Simona Halep earlier became the first woman into the semi-finals after ending Zhang Shuai's great run.

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