Serena Williams speaks on US Open, opens up on failures and receiving feedback

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Serena was at the conference in Las Vegas where she shared some thoughts.

It is her first appearance since her 2018 US Open final loss to Naomi Osaka and she opened up about failures and receiving feedback.

She said on receiving feedback: “It’s hard. It so happens to be my speciality because I’ve been taking feedback since I was like 3 years old. I’m really good at taking feedback,” she was quoted as saying in Las Vegas Review Journal.

“You have to just be extremely humble. It’s not easy. The second I get off the court, I don’t want anyone telling me how I played well. I want to know what I did wrong. What can I do better the next time?” she added.

She also reportedly spoke about failures to those who gathered at the hotel she was staying.

“Failure is such a good thing to have and do in your career. I can’t tell you how many times I failed. It’s the reason I am who I am. I have won so many matches and different tournaments because of the failures.

You don’t build tenacity, you don’t build work ethic, you don’t build a lot of stuff without failing. It makes you stronger, grittier and extra appreciative when you do reach your goals,” she was quoted as saying.

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