That's so shitty. Maybe Serena will withdraw from that illness and can bump her up to 8! Can we get her other victory pics/stats? Remember that victory speech she made about that player that they didn't allow to come play that one year (I can see her name, just spacing it at the moment). It was so graciously done, but yet still made a statement! She is always so good at finding that middle ground, I admire her with that in sticky situations. It reminds me of how she's grown out of that teenage swagger into this classy but strong adult. Here's to another title run and the match streak here continuing!
This tournament usually brings out her best. She's healthy and focused this season so hopefully that leads to a strong defence. She played such smart tennis here last year by minimizing her time on court. I think that is key for this year too.