Q: Did you think at one stage that she might quit the match?
ANASTASIA PAVYLUCHENKOVA: No, I mean, I really wished so. I was like, Please. No, I'm just kidding, of course.
Serena was absolutely lights out in the first set, winning easily at 61 and playing in a T-Gab like zone. But she got woozy in the second set and had to call the trainer, who took her temperature and checked her pulse. She complained of dizziness, took a pill, lost the second set 16, and then came back to take the third 62. Serena said after the match the doctor said a bug was going around and that she needed to eat and rest to avoid getting a cold.
Stress if if you're a ReRe fan. Just as she was hitting her stride she hits this bump in the road. The next bump in the road? Shahar.