"She was playing her heart out". "I don't think I even thought about feeling sad because there's no experience for me to draw on (from) any other Grand Slam final".
Svitolina was down 4-1 in the opening set but broke back when Muchova served at 5-3 and won the next three games as well.
She won two of Williams' first four service games and finished 5 for 5 on break points.
Soares won Grand Slam doubles titles with Andy's older brother Jamie at the US and Australian Opens in 2016. She hailed the 7-time Wimbledon champion for her bravery and applauded the manner in which Serena stood for herself.
Serena Williams apologized to Naomi Osaka for her outburst in the U.S. Open final but maintains the incident demonstrated the unequal treatment received by female and male competitors.
Serena Williams' body is sculpted by the finest craftsman in heaven and she is showing it off on the cover of Harper's Bazaar in an unretouched photo that bares her bottom.
"The key for me has been to battle from start to finish", she said, having brushed aside a strong start by Barty. "I was searching for answers, and although I felt like I was making progress, I still wasn't ready to pick up a racket", Williams said.
She came to realize that she could only move forward if she apologized to the Japanese player.
After edging Riske in singles, Williams cooled down by riding a stationary bike while holding her almost 2-year-old daughter, Olympia, in one arm. She wrote that she was "truly sorry" and repeatedly expressed her joy and support for Osaka.
It's no surprise that Riske's first major quarterfinal has come on grass, her favourite hunting ground.
Williams said that she felt that she'd experienced gender discrimination and the ramifications for men speaking out against what they perceive are bad calls are different.
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has been handed a $10,000 fine for damaging one of the practice courts with her racquet.
Williams also says in the essay that she took off "a long while" after the controversial match before picking up a racket. Most glaringly, Riske double-faulted five times in the final set, at least somewhat a result of trying to do too much against William's superb returns.
Unlike Nick Kyrgios last week when he did similar to Rafael Nadal, Williams was profuse in her apologies and everyone was left smiling.
Next for the 37-year-old Williams will be a match against 54th-ranked Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic, who reached her first grand slam semi-final at age 33 with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 victory over world number 19 Johanna Konta of Britain.
After partnering Andy Murray in the mixed doubles on Tuesday, the American said it had been a tough decision to seek counselling.
Riske was up a break early in the first set, taking a 3-1 lead.