Williams: I just want to win

Special Olympics athlete Matthew Millett of Team USA with the 3/4 court buzzer beater!

Serena Williams revealed that she still has the hunger to win every point following her demolition of Hsieh Su-Wei in the Australian Open on Wednesday.   

The American needed just 60 minutes to care of the Chinese Taipei player in the Rod Laver Arena. Williams landed 26 winners – including one around the post – during the straight set victory.

Williams is a six-time winner of the Melbourne event, earning her first title 16 years ago, but she still has the motivation to give every point 100 percent.

“I just want to win every point when I’m out here; if my racquet doesn’t do it, I guess I try to get my body to kind of do it,” quipped the 33-year-old in her on-court interview.

“I’m just trying my hardest.”

The world number one added that she loves the Australian crowd and feels honoured to play in front of them.

“Every time I come here, I always have a great time whether I win or lose,” she said.

“I really love this crowd, and it all started here; this is where I played my first Grand Slam, right here on this court. I’m still going and it’s really an honor.”

The 21-time grand slam winner also heaped praise on Su-Wei for the fight she showed on court.

“She’s definitely a tricky opponent,” added Williams.

“It was a good match-up for me to play someone who can hit any shot at anytime, and anywhere on the court. I kind of needed that; there’ve been some things I worked on over the off-season, so it worked out for me today.”

Williams will face the talented 18-year-old Daria Kasatkina of Russia in the third round.

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