French Open 2018: WTA Insider picks the best quotes of Week 1

EUROSPORTNovak Djokovic is close to coming back to his best says Mats Wilander

"She's not quite at the level she was when she was at her best, but that's normal". Competing as a mom for the first time at a major, and only about nine months since giving birth to her daughter, Williams beat 70th-ranked Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 at Roland Garros.

"I feel like a super hero when I wear it". I always wanted to be a superhero, and it's kind of my way of being a superhero.

Despite exercising before her return, Williams weighed 93.1 kg (205 lb).

She is playing at a Slam for the first time since winning the Australian Open in 2017 when she was already nearly two months pregnant.

Williams wrote an open letter to her mother a year ago to thank her for her support over the issue.

Fans too were outraged by the decision and one on Twitter, with the moniker "Cedric", suggested the TV snub might be because the French public have never warmed to the three-time Roland Garros champion. But what every mother around the world does not have in common with Williams is trying to juggle all those demands while attempting to get back into tip-top shape in order to win Grand Slam titles.

World number one Nadal had been two sets up but 0-3 down in the third to Bolelli when rain caused the tie to be suspended late Monday.

Barty appeared to be careering towards a famous victory before letting slip a one-set advantage in the 3-6 6-3 6-4 second-round loss in Paris.

She won her opening match against Krystina Pliskova, but struggled from the outset against Barty in the evening encounter on Philippe Chatrier.

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At the beginning of the second, the Australian struck again by breaking to love.

Despite the already impressive comeback, Williams also told the magazine that she was keen to have another child with her Reddit co-founder husband - and soon.

Williams maintained the momentum, a Barty backhand into the net put her a break up at 2-1, and showed no further signs of a lack of match practice.

"I felt like in the first set I didn't play bad". "I'm just happy to take it a day at a time".

"I guess my only choice is to live and find out". And this year they are going to be seeding Serena.

"And I think just what an opportunity". I was just making so many errors. "I think there were only really a couple of games, a couple of my service games, but I don't think there was really a hell of a lot in that match". "And that's what I did".

Ashleigh Barty's fearless bid to cut short Serena Williams' grand slam comeback has ended in a tense three-set French Open defeat for the Australian No.1.

Görges's game is based on big serving and her big forehand.

Williams let out a spectacular roar after a backhand service return victor, and a rather uncertain crowd took that as a cue to wake up.

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