‘It’s me’: Williams urges herself to erase deficit at French

PARIS (AP) — Even a 23-time Grand Slam champion needs to remind herself now and then how to play winning tennis. Serena Williams employed verbal motivation to help her recover from a 4-1 deficit in the second set of a 6-4, 6-4 victory over fellow American Danielle Collins in the third round of the French Open. Williams yelled “C’mon” and “Move your feet” at herself. She then started dominating again with big serves and crushed returns that the 50th-ranked Collins had no answer for. Other top women continue to exit Roland Garros. The latest to go home was third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka. She was upset by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 2-6, 6-0.