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“We weren’t sure how she would come out physically but I think this was a tough match for Serena. I noticed when she was walking out at the start of the match she was just sort of subdued.

“They were cheering her, she stayed really game-face, was quick to get off the net to the back of the court to start the warm-up and didn’t seem all the way comfortable. It’s tough to say where she’ll be when New York starts but hopefully she’ll feel a little bit better, have some practices under her belt.

“Physically, she’ll get a little bit closer to 100 per cent if she’s a little bit off and hopefully she will be able to play a good match. I think at the end, that’s what any great champion wants to do.”