Serena Williams played down any fears over her fitness after she struggled with an ankle problem during her opening Hopman Cup match against Maria Sakkari.
Though the 23-time Grand Slam champion won 7-6 (7-3) 6-2, she felt some soreness in her ankle and required a medical timeout at the end of the opening set.
However, the 37-year-old insisted there was no lasting damage.
‘The ankle is good I just was struggling: it was too tight, it was too loose and I ended up having to change my shoes but it’s fine now,’ she said. Read more