Venus explains why the bandaged upper left thigh
Williams arrived at her first clay match of the season with a bandaged upper left thigh. She said it was due to a sore groin that she blamed on the "quick surface change" from hardcourt to clay.
"It was nice that today's match was quick, so I'll have a chance to recover from it," Williams said. "I just think it's from all the sliding."
"People said, we weren't going to make it because we were from the 'hood. … People didn't believe in us because of where we came from." Venus Williams.