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PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams hadn’t played much all year. Hadn’t practiced much, either. She dealt with an injured ankle in January, a viral illness in March, then a bad left knee in March, April and May.

She wasn’t sure whether it even made sense to show up for the French Open at all.

So, a reporter wanted to know, given all of that, would the 37-year-old Williams have been satisfied ahead of time if someone had told her she would wind up making it to the third round?

Hahahahahaha. Are you kidding? This is Williams we’re talking about here, as talented and competitive an athlete as there is.

“I would have thought they

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