Wimbledon 2015: Williams playing it cool and ignoring talk of Serena Slam following first round progression

Serena Williams is trying to put all thoughts of a Serena Slam out of her head after easing into the second round of Wimbledon.

The top seed struggled early on against Margarita Gasparyan, being broken in her first game, but recovered to progress 6-4 6-1.

Victory at Wimbledon will mean Williams holds all four Grand Slam titles at the same time, but she insists she is only focusing on the next round against world number 93 Timea Babos.

“I don’t think about it,” she said.

“But every time I come into press, you guys talk about it.  So naturally it’s definitely getting more on my mind than I want it to be and than what it has been.

“It’s definitely historic, but it’s also six matches away and it’s definitely not guaranteed.

“I’m just going to try to enjoy holding three right now, and enjoy that moment.

“I’ve had such an amazing year. I ended up winning the Open, the Championships, the Australian and France.

“I couldn’t have dreamt of a better 12 months, it’s been really great. I’m just excited about that and really focusing on that.

“I always focus on the moment. I don’t live too far in the future, and I don’t live in the past, I just live in the present.”

Williams is going for a sixth Wimbledon title and believes the Grand Slam is different to all others.

“I always say Wimbledon is a really unique experience,” she said.

“It’s like no other tournament, with the rules, with everything that they have.  It’s just a wonderful experience.

“As a player, a spectator, it’s one of the Grand Slams you really want to attend and be a part of.

“The queue being a tradition, lining up, being able to get tickets, is really unique.  It’s a wonderful experience. I think it’s pretty cool.”

Feature image courtesy of Wimbledon 2015, via Youtube, with thanks

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