"Honestly, sometimes I still think I have to deal with it", she told Harper's Bazaar.
Queensland's Barty and grand slam titan Williams, contesting her first tournament since childbirth past year, will square off for a place in the third round. "Even if my goals are outrageous, totally insane, I'd rather reach for the sky".
Serena was immediately given a tough-but not impossible-draw. I want to play my game, regardless of who is on the other side.
Williams had cruised through her opening round match against Kristyna Pliskova in what was a record 317th win at the Slams.
Williams will arm her weapons for battle on Thursday when she takes on Ashleigh Barty in the round of 64 at Roland-Garros.
But when Serena slammed a crosscourt forehand victor into an open court to break back in the next game, the roar that rocked Philippe Chatrier Court told the world she was not done yet. It's been two years since I played here.
Barty came out pretty strong, but it was clear that Serena was not playing up to her usual level from before her break from tennis. It is surprising she had not gone to that shot more with Williams not at her fastest.
"We designed it way before the movie", she said, "but still, it kind of reminds me of that".
The three-time champion fell 0-2 behind in the second set and was forced to retrieve another break to level at 4-4.
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Then, out of nowhere, it was as if a switch had flipped.
Being a tennis-playing mother is also radically different from being a tennis-playing dad on the tour.
While motherhood has clearly been a handsome experience for tennis G.O.A.T. Serena Williams her journey was not without challenges - many of which moms everywhere can relate to. Serena broke Barty twice and took the second set 6-3.
Serena Williams is the GOAT - an acronym for the "Greatest OF All Time", it is usually a term reserved for male athletes.
"And I think just what an opportunity". Williams was not as consistent as in the past, but that's somewhat to be expected.
Serena eventually closed out the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, in an hour and 46 minutes.
But as the match wore on, and rust fell from the American's game, she single-mindedly imposed her will. It's hard to say.
However, her game failed to match her impressive outfit in the first set where she was broken in the sixth game by the Australian.
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