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Tennis player Serena Williams suffered a major defeat in career, having learned that freedom came the killer of her half-sister Robert Maxfield. It is reported by The New York Times.
Ten minutes before the start of the first round match against Johanna konta at the tournament in San Jose Williams read that Maxfield, who killed her sister Yetunde, was released from prison for good behavior. “I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It was hard, because I kept thinking about her children and about what they mean to me. And how much I love them”, — said the athlete.
Williams noted that it is not forgiven Maxfield. “Whatever happens, my sister will not return for good behavior. It’s not fair that she will not be able to give me a hug”, she added.
The meeting with Conte ended with the defeat of Williams with the score 1:6, 0:6. The match lasted 52 minutes. Serena for the first time in his career failed to take more than one game.
Yetunde Price, the eldest sister of Serena and Venus Williams mother. She was killed September 14, 2003 in the Californian city of Compton, known activity of gangs. According to police, the girl was a random victim of a shooting.
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