Serena Williams still struggling as she enters US Open run, but never count her out in a slam


Serena Williams won her first-round match at the Cincinnati Masters 1000 event, the Western and Southern Open, but lost in a captivating second round with Petra Kvitova.

By Veronica Elizabeth Bruno | Fansided

Serena Williams hasn’t had it easy since coming back after giving birth to baby Olivia this year and dealing with health complications. She’s played just five tournaments, mostly going out in the first few rounds. Except for Wimbledon, where — like Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship — Williams surged into the final stretch, in a surprise, exciting return to form, making it to the finals against recent odds. Despite the loss to Germany’s Angelique Kerber in London, Serena’s performance at the All England Club signaled that the 23-time grand slam champ is back, and a contender for titles.

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