Serena Williams Talks To “Time” After Loss To Johanna Konta6 months ago by Amber Le in TV News
Serena Williams played against Johanna Konta at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on July 31st and lost. After sitting down with Time, the elite tennis player revealed why she wasn’t quite herself during her match. She lost 6-1, 6-0 to Konta with 52 minutes left.
Williams found out prior to the game that her sister’s killer, Robert E. Maxfield, had been paroled three years short of his full sentence. Maxfield was convicted of fatally shooting Yetunde Price back in 2003.
“I have so many things on my mind; I don’t have time to be shocked about a loss that clearly wasn’t at my best right now. When I was out there, I was fighting. That’s the only thing I can say.”
Williams then proceeded to talk more in-depth about her emotions regarding the situation.
“I couldn’t shake it out of my mind. It was hard because all I think about is her kids and what they meant to me. And how much I love them. No matter what, my sister is not coming back for good behavior. It’s unfair that she’ll never have an opportunity to hug me.”
Serena Williams found out the man who killed her sister had been released from prison moments before suffering the worst defeat of her career https://t.co/QSBWY8fsBR
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