America Tennis superstar, Serena Williams says her loss to Johanna Konta at the Silicon Valley Classic last month was caused by the release of her sister’s killer, Robert Maxfield from prison.
Serena experienced her worst career loss 6-1 6-0 to Konta in the opening round of the Silicon Valley Classic.
Robert Maxfield was jailed for 15 years in April 2006 for the shooting of Yetunde Price, Serena’s older half-sister in 2003 in Compton, Los Angeles.
Price was 31 at the time of her death and had three children aged 11, 9 and 5.
Serena said she was scrolling through Instagram 10 minutes before her match and learned the killer had been released on parole.
“I couldn’t shake it out of my mind”.
“It was hard because all I think about is her kids and what they meant to me. And how much I love them”.
“It’s unfair that she’ll never have an opportunity to hug me, she said.