Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) Serena Williams is always known to be one of the toughest fighter on court. And she proved it once again with her three-set win over Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarter-final.
The Russian served for the match in the second set, yet Serena, as she so often does, prevailed.
Asked what was she thinking while trailing, Serena said: 'I was thinking, 'Okay, if you lose, you're going to fly all the way back to Florida', how uncomfortable that would be. That motivated me to do a little better,' said Williams, who could probably afford a private jet if needed but clearly likes to punish herself with self-imposed poverty.
'I would not necessarily want to go back on a 16-hour flight. I wouldn't allow myself to have the emergency row either. I would be so mad, I would have to sit like the last row, the tightest row. That way, I wouldn't do it again.'