New look, same dominance for Roger Federer at Wimbledon

New look, same dominance for Roger Federer at Wimbledon

New look, same dominance for Roger Federer at Wimbledon

Serena Williams just won her first Wimbledon match since giving birth and we're not surprised at all. "I am just focused on what I am doing today - but of course in that moment, that final was a very important step forward for me in my career", reflected Nadal.

The report stated that the doping control officer arrived at 8.30am and, given Williams was not present, refused to leave until she had been tested - which, for whatever reason, never happened on that particular day.

USADA spokesman Brad Horn offered a potential mitigating factor to the seemingly high number of tests, telling the Associated Press that the five tests came from three visits to Williams by the agency's collectors.

"Tennis has given me so much".

Williams returns to Wimbledon for her first time since 2016, having missed last year's tournament as she was pregnant with her first child. If that's testing everyone five times, let's do it.

"I feel like it's stronger because I've been through so much", she said.

"I actually thought the article was interesting, to be honest, because I never knew that I was tested so much more than everyone else", Williams told reporters.

'I understand it probably also has something to do with the budget of WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), like flying somebody there just for that one test, I understand.

Seven-time champion Williams, the 25th seed after having a baby in September, did not have it all her own way against the left-hander's formidable forehand. For me it's a little frustrating. I do know I'm always getting tested all the time, no matter where I'm ranked.

"The tougher balance, for me, is to be able to spend time away from my son and be OK with taking, sometimes, time for myself, which is a struggle sometimes, because I really want to spend every second with him, " said Azarenka, who faces No 7 seed Karolina Pliskova next. "Until I read that article I didn't realize it was such a discrepancy with me as well as against the other players that they listed, at least the American players - both male and female". To honest, in the 15 years I've been there, it's been one test. "Now that I'm not playing doubles in this event, I have the day off, I think that will help". Just due to the numbers, it looks like I'm being pushed out. "It would be impossible for me to not feel some kind of way about that", she said. I have it, too'.

Roger Federer, the reigning Wimbledon men's champion, backed Williams' claim that testing procedures need to be overhauled.

At its peak, her game is as peerless as it is powerful: shotgun serve, thunderous groundstrokes, coupled with a methodical tennis mind and one of the most wrought-iron wills in world sport.

United States cyclist Taylor Phinney has been tested 90 times by USADA; distance runner Molly Huddle has been tested 74 times, while athlete Galen Rupp has been tested 167 times.

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