"I apologise for everything that was said in that article," she said."I feel like you say things without having all the information. In talking to them and learning the whole story, you just learn how strong the young girl is, how strong she's been able to make me through this process, which I think is incredible. I'm glad that I've got a chance to get to know the family."Williams said that the comment about another top-five player had not been meant for publication.Chela appeared to hit his next serve directly at Hewitt and proceeded to spit at the Australian.
It's really important before you make certain comments to have a full list, have all the information, all the facts."I reached out to the family immediately once the article came out, and I had a really productive, sincere conversation with the mother and the daughter. "I was involved in a private conversation that he even wrote in the article that he said he was listening to," she said.
"I take full blame and responsibility for that because I've been in the business for years and years and I should always in a way have my guard up. I have great conversations."I'm used to dealing with these people not writing or commenting on a private conversation that I may have or kind of listening in or eavesdropping and then reporting on it. With that being said, I've been in the business for a little over 200 years, so I should definitely, definitely know better."When asked about her personal and professional relationship with Mouratoglou, Williams said he meant a lot to her.
Talk about other things, but not draw attention to other things.
She has so much in her life, many positives, and I think that's what it should be about." Williams was asked at the All England Club yesterday what she thought about Sharapova's comments on her private life.
The tournament does not start until Monday, but when Maria Sharapova walks into the interview room after her opening match here this afternoon against Kristina Mladenovic, prepare for another instalment of the Serena and Maria Show.
After Sharapova's barbed comments on Saturday about Serena Williams' relationship with her coach, the American revealed on Sunday that she had apologised to the Russian for a magazine article to which Sharapova appeared to have taken offence."I personally talked to Maria at the player party [on Thursday]," Williams said: "I said: 'Look, I want to personally apologise to you if you are offended by being brought into my situation.
Williams later issued an apology to the 16-year-old victim after suggesting in the interview that she "shouldn't have put herself in that position".
However, Williams was also quoted talking about a top-five woman player who is currently in love.
I think that's one big change that has happened."Asked whether she was disturbed by Sharapova's comments, given that she had made her apology, Williams said: "I'm not really going to comment on that, whether I'm disturbed or not.