‘You have to take your chances against the best in the world’ – Svitolina lauds ‘legendary’ Serena

'You have to take your chances against the best in the world' - Svitolina lauds 'legendary' Serena

While Williams didn’t play a perfect match from Svitolina’s perspective, the former World No.1 maintained a level she, herself, hopes to emulate at major tournaments in the future.

“I think generally I have to improve my level for when I’m not playing unbelievable, because every day you cannot play unbelievably. My middle level, where I have to just improve everything from the baseline, my shots, my decisions as well, my serve. That’s what we going to try and do.”

Svitolina next heads to Asia, where she won the biggest title of her young career at the WTA Finals in Singapore last fall. Currently ranked No.9 on the Porsche Race to Shenzhen, she will aim to replicate the form she brought to London and New York in the hopes of employing those improvements to clinch a third straight appearance at the season-ending championships.

“I’m going to recover and see how it goes because been little bit having some issues with my knee, which, again, I don’t want to go back into what was in the summer, which was tough.

“I will see how it goes, my health. I’m now going to play few tournaments in China. They’re very important, of course. I’m trying to get back in Shenzhen.”

Svitolina is scheduled to play the inaugural Zhengzhou Open next week.

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