In an interview with Forbes during the Tennis on the Thames event organized by WTA on Thursday, the former world no. 1 Monica Seles commented on when she realized that Serena Williams would become an wonderful tennis player.
The No. 9 seed, at 38 the oldest woman in the draw, came back to beat 141st-ranked qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 after dropping the first set for a second straight match.
"It's a great feeling to be back, it's been a couple of years since I played on grass, so it is hard trying to find the rhythm".
"Of course, you have to play the percentages, but if you do that too much it becomes boring - so I like to mix it up".
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams moved to the third round after 6-1, 6-4 win against Viktoriya Tomova.
The 36-year-old took some time to get up to speed, but overcame Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands 7-5 6-3 in her quest for an eighth Wimbledon title.
Asked if her wealth of Wimbledon experience was a key factor, Venus said: "I'd love to have that extra advantage". But her next opponent, France's Kristina Mladenovic, offers a real threat.
Wozniacki's frustration was only increased by the unwanted infestation that landed at Wimbledon during her match.
"I want to be here to focus on tennis, not eating bugs". "I literally sat Olympia in my arms, I talked to her, we prayed about it", she said. "And I told her, 'Look, I'm going to stop". If that's working for me I'm all for it.
She said: "I spend so much time with her, every single day".
Karolina Pliskova advanced to the third round for the first time with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Victoria Azarenka.
Russian world number 35 Makarova faces Czech world number 66 Lucie Safarova in the third round.