Tennis Canada hosted a teleconference with 13-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams on Wednesday. Williams spoke to the media about playing Rogers Cup which will be held August 6-14 at Rexall Centre in Toronto.
On the state of her injury:
â€œEverything feels a lot better. I got a good report from the doctor and he says I can play with confidence.â€
â€œI plan on being there (Rogers Cup) doing the best that I can do. â€¦I just want to be there and do well.â€
On rising from her rankings drop:
â€œMy goals are to do well right now at the Rogers Cup and grand slams and pretty much every tournament I play and that means that Iâ€™ll get back No. 1 that would be a bonus, but right now my goal is to just to do the right thing on the court and do the best that I can to win.â€
On whether or not sheâ€™s confident that she will be in top shape by US Open:
â€œWith me playing Toronto with me playing Cincinnati and other tournaments soâ€¦thatâ€™s more than I usually playâ€¦that will be more than I played all of last year so I think that will definitely propel me to be really fit going into the open, match fit, match tough and thatâ€™s going to really help me.â€
State of her game right now heading into Toronto:
â€œAfter Wimbledon I worked on a few things that I knew I needed to work on and hopefully when I get to play. I just hope the results will show.â€
On how Martina Hingis is playing since Serena recently played Â the Swiss in World TeamTennis,Â and all the talk about Hingis possibly teaming up with Roger Federer to play mixed doubles at the 2012 Olympic Games:
â€œIt would be a very cool thing for her (to play mixed doubles with Roger Federer) sheâ€™d have really tough time against me and Andy (Roddick) or me and John Isner whoever Iâ€™m playing with. Iâ€™ve always wanted to play with Roger (Federer) that would be cool. Sheâ€™s a great player, Sheâ€™s a great volleyer sheâ€™s always been really amazing just like fun to watch and just so smooth.Â It was fun playing her, sheâ€™s playing well.
On playing in Rogers Cup
â€œI think it will be a special tournament â€¦a preview to what the (US) Open is going to be like.â€
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