STANFORD, Calif. Serena Williams looked completely out
of sync for much of the match. Against a 15-year-old
qualifier no less.
Off her game and rattled by a teen 11 years younger, the
top-seeded Williams rallied from one set down to beat
hard-hitting Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal
4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday night in the second round of
the Bank of the West Classic.
“It was almost an upset but I still have a lot of years
ahead of me and a lot of experience to gain, a lot of
tennis to play,” said Larcher de Brito, who hopes to
get into the U.S. Open though is currently an alternate.
“She just has all the power, all the experience.
She’s been there for many years now. I’m just coming (up)
now and hopefully I’ll do well.”