"I wouldn't have won that match a couple of weeks ago".
She told BBC Sport: "I did my best, and my best today wasn't good enough".
Johanna Konta has been playing exceptional tennis and she showed her class in the previous round where she defeated Petra Kvitova in 3 sets. In the cover image, Williams wows in a Stella McCartney minidress, while an additional shot has Williams showing off her strong legs and partially baring her bottom in a Ralph Lauren Collection gown.
In addition to the raw photos, Williams pens an essay for the magazine in which she goes into detail about the 2018 U.S. Open, where she was criticized for her on-court behavior during and following her finals loss to rising tennis star Naomi Osaka.
"In the way you're asking your question, you're being quite disrespectful and you're patronizing me", she said. I was searching for answers, and although I felt like I was making progress, I still wasn't ready to pick up a racket. That led to her realizing the best way to move on was to apologize to Osaka. "I'm going to have to get married more often", she said, looking across the hall at Stephen.
She said she started to write a letter to Osaka. News. The article reported that the first interaction between the two involved Ramos accusing Williams of getting instructions from her coach Patrick Mouratoglou when he was in the stands, which is against the rules. "Is it because I'm a woman?" she recalled thinking at the time.
USA player Serena Williams returns against USA player Alison Riske during their women's singles quarter-final match on day eight of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 9, 2019. Williams lost the next point and smashed her racket in frustration, resulting in another violation and a point being awarded to Osaka.
Riske returned the favor in the second set.
United States' Serena Williams celebrates winning a point against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in a women's singles match during day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on July 8, 2019.
The 37-year-old advanced to the quarter-finals with a straight-sets victory over Carla Suarez Navarro, where she will take on Ash Barty's conqueror Alison Riske. The highest seed remaining at No. 7, Halep fell behind 1-4 to Zhang Shaui of China. But she eventually held serve in a game that featured six deuces, and then broke back to make it 4-3.
Case in point: Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal have dropped a grand total of three sets through the first four rounds.
It ended Riske's deepest run at a Grand Slam tournament in her career.
Toddler dies after falling from cruise ship in Puerto Rico
The 18-month-old tot was rushed to hospital at around 4.30pm local time yesterday (9.30pm United Kingdom time) but passed away. Royal Caribbean's " Freedom of the Seas " cruise ship is seen docked in Bayonne, New Jersey, in a 2006 file photo.