Serena Williams has revealed that the worst loss of her career occurred after received devastating news about the man who killed her sister, Yetunde Price.
The 23-time Grand Slam winner revealed to Time that before losing 6-1, 6-0 loss to Jo Konta she found out via Instagram that the man convicted of fatally shooting her sister in 2003 had been released on parole.
"I couldn't shake it out of my mind," Williams explained.
“No matter what, my sister is not coming back for good behaviour,” she said of the his release. “It’s unfair that she’ll never have an opportunity to hug me."
Price had three children, who were 11, 9, and 5 at the time of the their mother’s death.
“It was hard because all I think about is her kids,” Williams, who has one daughter, said, “and what they meant to me. And how much I love them.”
The tennis champion revealed that she would like to practice forgiveness, especially for her daughter Olympia, but she hasn't got to that place yet.
“I would like to practice what I preach, and teach Olympia that as well. I want to forgive. I have to get there. I’ll be there.”