She sprang a surprise by retiring from tennis after winning the 2013 Wimbledon women's singles title and France's Marion Bartoli on Thursday said she took the decision as she was unable to endure the physically tough training process that makes a champion.
Serena Williams is the ace leader at the Australian Open 2014, till now. She has moved into the round four comfortably, eliminating all her opponents in straight sets. Also, she is not complaining much about the heat.
If players, pundits and bookmakers are to be believed, Serena Williams has already sewn up her sixth Australian Open title and the other 127 women in the draw may as well pick up their racquets and head home.