Serena Williams came back to beat Timea Bacsinszky and reach the French Open final in spite of the illness slowing her down. The top seed took 10 games in a row to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 and set up a final against Lucie Safarova on Saturday.
“I have been feeling unwell for a few days, and after this tough match against Timea, I needed to see the tournament doctor,” Williams said.
“I am proud to be back in the final here at Roland Garros, in a city that means so much to me, and am determined to be 100% ready for the final against Lucie on Saturday,” williams added. she owns an apartment in Paris and coached by Patrick Mouratoglou, a Frenchmen as well.
Williams, 33, is not well all throughout the tournament and struggled to cope with rising paris temperature.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been this sick,” Williams told ESPN. “I didn’t expect to win that, I really didn’t.”
She added: “I got the flu after my third-round match and I’ve been really struggling ever since then. Hopefully this is the worst and I’ll get better from here”.