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SERENA WILLIAMS LEARNED OF HER SISTER’S KILLER GETTING PAROLED BEFORE HER TENNIS MATCH

Serena Williams has revealed that she found out about 10 minutes before her match against Johanna Konta at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic that the man who killed her sister, Yetunde Price, had been paroled. In Williams’ interview with Time magazine, she said, "I couldn't shake it out of my mind."

Williams continued, "I have so many things on my mind; I don't have time to be shocked about a loss that clearly wasn't at my best right now. When I was out there, was fighting. That's the only thing I can say. It was hard because all I think about is her kids and what they meant to me. And how much I love them."

She added, "No matter what, my sister is not coming back for good behavior. It's unfair that she'll never have an opportunity to hug me."

On forgiving her sister’s killer, Williams said, "I would like to practice what I preach, and teach daughter Olympia that as well. I want to forgive. I have to get there. I’ll be there."

Williams lost 6-1, 6-0 to Konta in the July 31st match.

She is currently preparing for the U.S. Open in NYC.