SERENA WILLIAMS reached the US Open quarter-finals and demanded showdown talks with French Open bosses.
The American, 38, beat Greek ace Maria Sakkari 6-3 6-7 6-3 – her a hundredth win on the Arthur Ashe Stadium – and now faces Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova.
Serena Williams needs to debate the coronavirus measures on the French Open with event officers as a result of fears over her securityCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Roland Garros is hoping to have restricted numbers of followers for the clay-court Slam later this month and gamers should keep in considered one of two official motels.
“If there are followers, then we must always be capable of keep elsewhere.
“I’m tremendous conservative as a result of I do have some severe well being points.
“I’m going to should make the very best determination for my well being.
“Possibly it will likely be good for me to speak to the organisers simply to see how that works with the gang and the way we will probably be protected.
“I nonetheless have some questions.”
World No1 and defending champion Ash Barty adopted up her withdrawal from the US Open by skipping her defence at Roland Garros over her personal fears.
Williams confirmed off her two-bedroom house in Paris on SnapchatCredit score: Snapchat
Tennis trophies sit proudly on show on Williams’ fireCredit score: Snapchat
The Aussie won the French Open in 2019 after beating Czech star Marketa Vondrousova 6-1 6-3 within the last.
She mentioned: “It has been a troublesome determination to make however sadly I can’t be competing in Europe this yr.
“Final yr’s French Open was essentially the most particular event of my profession so this isn’t a choice I’ve made flippantly.
“There are two causes for my determination. The primary is the well being dangers that also exist with Covid.
“The second is my preparation, which has not been superb with out my coach with the ability to practice with me as a result of state border closures in Australia.
“I want the gamers and the French Federation all the very best for a profitable tournament.”
Defending champion and world No1 Ash Barty is not going to be at Ronald Garros this yr after already pulling outCredit score: AP:Related Press
Williams’ garments’ house has her feeling like she’s residing a The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe fairytaleCredit score: Snapchat
The house could be present in Paris’s seventh arrondissementCredit score: Snapchat
From her front room window, Williams can see the Eiffel TowerCredit score: Snapchat