Serena Williams suffered the worst loss of her storied career at the hands of Johanna Konta at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on July 31.
As it turns out, the tennis legend was a bit distracted by some news she received as she prepared to take the court. In a profile by Sean Gregory of Time, she revealed she had learned that the man who fatally shot her sister, Yetunde Price, in 2003 had been released on parole.
“I couldn’t shake it out of my mind,” Williams told Time.
Williams lost to Konta 6-1, 6-0 in a match that took just 53 minutes.
Robert Edward Maxfield killed Price, the half-sister of Serena and Venus, on the night of Sept. 14, 2003, shooting her in the back of the head as she sat in a vehicle with her boyfriend in Compton, California. Maxfield allegedly was seeking revenge on a gang when he shot at the vehicle.
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