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Serena Williams Reflects On Her Indian Wells Return And Australian Open Defeat

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World No.1 Serena Williams have spoken about her return to Indian Wells last year. The 34-year-old ended her 13-year boycott of the tournament in 2015. Along with her sister Venus, the two took a long absence from the event following a series of racist incidents that occurred back in 2001. This year will see the return of Venus, a decision that that has been highly praised by Serena. Williams is eager for a good run at the prestigious tournament following her shock defeat to Angelique Kerber in the final of the Australian Open. In the two minute video, the American also spoke about the Oscars and her recent setbacks.  

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Transcript a cura di Giuseppe Di Paola

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Transcript by Tommaso Villa

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