When I think back to seeing her as a child in all those finals, "I never anticipated that I'd get the opportunity to play her in her last match, so this is a bizarre experience for me."
There was no strain on me. It's Serena. Even at the very end, when she was down 5-1, I knew she was still in a strong position to win. I hadn't thought that.
Serena Williams, 40, summed up her unexpected achievements at the US Open better than anyone after her unbelievable victory against Anett Kontaveit in the second round.