Russian tennis player Evgeniya Rodina, who lost in the second round of the "MOSCOW RIVER CUP presented by INGRAD" to Belarussian athlete Aliaksandra Sasnovich 5/7, 2/6, commented on the match and playing Serena Williams.
Evgeniya: The first set was tough, a lot of fighting. In the second set I called the doctor on court, my back was hurting. I can't say if I would have won, if it wasn't for my injury…there was not much pain, I could have played on. Sasnovich is a very good player, top-50. I've played with her before and lost, it's very hard for me to oppose her. It was a very hard match…Would I have won, if the first set was more successful? I don't know…can't say how the things would have turned out.
Serena Williams still plays really good, her serve is especially powerful - 200 km/h. During our match she invariably performed two aces per game. I was expecting a game like this from her, she is really good on grass, while I was physically tired and my leg was hurting.
The organisation of "MOSCOW RIVER CUP presented by INGRAD" is of the highest level. Everything is good.