Q. I want to ask you two brief questions. One of them is everybody likes to think you're the favorite to win this tournament. What do you think? And the second is about doping and drug testing. A couple of male players have been suspended recently due to failing their drug test. Do you think the sport is doing enough to fight doping? Are you satisfied with the current situation?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, I think it's great that ‑‑ I don't know. I'm always considered a favorite in a tournament. I don't think about it. I don't like it, but I don't hate it. You know, it's better to be considered a favorite. I also do well when I'm considered the underdog. I never consider myself a favorite because every opponent I play has a chance to do really well.
On the doping aspect, I think it's great. I think it's great that a lot of players are being tested more often. I think for me tennis is such a clean sport. It should be a clean sport. We need to keep it clean. If that means we have to do more testing, then I'm already for it, and I think it's something that keeps the sport pure.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
October 21, 2013: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
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