Roger Federer opens up on drugs testing amid Serena Williams controversy

Serena Williams practicing on court during training for the Wimbledon Championships

Williams slipped down the rankings after taking time off to have her daughter past year, and was as low as 454 at last month's French Open. I feel like even more so, I'm even more competitive.it definitely surprises me a little because I thought, you know, it would be different.

It also came to light that the 23-times Grand Slam champion had already been tested five times by USADA this year while other American players have had been tested once or not at all.

The American is seeded for the first time since giving birth to her first child over 12 months ago.

"It's a great feeling to win like this on Centre Court", said Wawrinka, twice a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon.

"But I'm very excited to see her attempt an awesome comeback".

Still, Williams had her issues. What I want to know, if everyone is getting tested, that we are really working to keep this sport clean.

Five-time champion Venus Williams advanced to the second round with a 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-1 victory over Johanna Larsson.

"It really doesn't make sense".

'I understand it probably also has something to do with the budget of WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), like flying somebody there just for that one test, I understand.

The Deadspin article recounted a controversy in which Williams missed a recent drug test. Williams said Sunday that the tester showed up 12 hours earlier than the time they had agreed upon, and she wasn't able to get to the meeting in time.

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But everything else was familiar for the 36-year-old eight-time champion as the Swiss cruised past world number 57 Lajovic in just 79 minutes.

Seeded 25th at SW19, Serena was never on top form in the first-round encounter, but equally was never truly tested.

Serena maintained an unexpectedly passive position on court and gave a lot of space to exploit to Rus.

Her shouts became louder and louder as she clinched the opening set 7-5 despite a controversial point in the final game of the set replayed because the linesman called out as Serena smashed a victor and the umpire overruled the out call. "Anyone would logically think about that, and I would otherwise have to be home 24 hours a day, or I get a missed test".

She was also pleased with the weather, which she said was the most attractive she had seen in her visits to Wimbledon and made her feel at home. That's why, after all, we still need more funding.

"I'm OK with [the amount of tests I've had this year]".

"I tried to go out there and be aggressive, I was struggling with my serve, it was windy, so I am happy to get through. Where I live in Switzerland, the tester lives in the same village, so it's very convenient!" he said. I've been to the other Grand Slam, but I never actually brought her on-site.

"What's important is these people are professional, they treat you like humans, not like criminals".

"I'm very happy, I felt good from the start too which was nice and that was not the case previous year against him".

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