Serena: I’ve got nothing to lose
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:39
The siblings will battle it out in a Wimbledon final for the fourth time but both are determined to keep the build-up as low key as possible, although Serena admits Venus has been the most impressive so far.
“We’re used to being in this position now, so we pretty much have it down,” said Serena. “There is no effect on us. We just live our lives. It’s not the end of the world. It’s like Sunday, Monday, is still going to be here.”
She added: “I feel like going into this final I have nothing to lose. I feel like obviously Venus is playing the best tennis at this tournament.
“(I will) start with that, and then just keep positive and go with it. So I think that if I can do that, then it will be good.”
Venus, seeking her sixth title at the All England Club, has not lost a set at Wimbledon since the third round two years ago, while Serena is hoping to overcome her sister and take the crown for the third time.
Their father, Richard, will be travelling home to America by the time the sisters take to the Centre Court for a repeat of last year’s final – won by Venus 7-5 6-4.
The pair were reluctant to discuss how they will treat each other in the build-up to the final.
“The more we play, the better it gets,” said Serena. “When we play our match on Saturday, it’s for everything. This is what we dreamed of when we were growing up in Compton 20-something years ago. This is what we worked for, and this is what we want.”