Serena Williams dished out a thrashing to 18-year-aged Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska on Saturday afternoon as she booked her location in the 3rd spherical of the Australian Open – and had to comfort and ease her tearful opponent at the web.
The 23-time Grand Slam winner has been in ridiculously fantastic sort at Melbourne Park, expending just 3 several hours and 6 minutes on courtroom and shedding only 9 games in her opening three matches.
Yastremska was the latest to sense the total drive of Williams’ could, dropping 6-2 6-1 in 67 minutes on the Rod Laver Arena.
Visibly upset at the web when the pair were being shaking hands, Williams stopped to supply her words of comfort.
‘You did incredible. You did so very well. You did awesome. Really do not cry. You did really effectively,’ the American explained.
In her on-court interview, the 16th seed added: ‘I considered she did definitely incredible.
‘She arrived out swinging. To be so young, I felt like she arrived out ready to go.’
Yastremska admitted nerves got the ideal of her on the day, but was inspired by the wonderful words and phrases Serena had for her soon after the match.
‘Before the match it felt incredibly straightforward and normaly like I was just attempting to target on a normal match,’ Yastremska mentioned.
‘But when I entered the court docket it absolutely altered everything. I felt the crowd, I felt the real Serena I assume I put added tension on myself. But if felt good, it was a great experience enjoying with her.
‘She’s a wonderful particular person. She’s the form of human being that can be even on court good. It was genuinely good to listen to from her these words and phrases, especially immediately after this form of match.
‘She is great, she instructed me a few of pleasant text when we fulfilled in the transforming area that you are young, quite fantastic and will be a fantastic participant in the long term.
‘It’s good to listen to all those words and phrases from a legend. If she thinks that, perhaps it is legitimate!’
Williams faces a tough check in the final-16 regardless of her opponent, with Simona Halep and Venus Williams going through off for the opportunity to satisfy her on Monday.