Serena Williams Returns to Form with Stanford Win After Bout With Virus
After withdrawing from Wimbledon due to a virus, Serena Williams has returned to action with a straight sets win over Karolina Pliskova in Stanford, USA.Williams had to retire from a doubles match with her sister at Wimbledon at the beginning of July and had not played competitively since. However, she saw off Pliskova 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday emphatically proving that she is once again fully fit and healthy.
In both of her last appearances at Stanford, in 2011 and 2012, William’s has won the title and she has now won 10 consecutive matches at the Californian tournament. Before coming to play she had taken some time off and went on holiday to Croatia to recuperate.
Williams has not been having the most successful of seasons having lost in the second round of the French Open and then crashing out of Wimbledon in the third. However, she will now be fully focused on winning the title once again at Stanford before going on to defend her US Open title in a few weeks.
In four out of the past five years Williams has won at least two majors and will be determined to at least win one this year and retain her title when the US Open begins on August 25th.