But the action takes place in the kitchen, where a cook hands Serena a green potion.
Serena sighs."I guess it's time to do it."We head over to some nearby courts in my rental car (there's a white Rolls in the driveway)."That's Casper," says Serena. And, you know, Casper seemed obvious for that one."Like most everyone in modern America, Serena travels with an entourage.There's Mouratoglou, the cook, the physical therapist and Aleksandar "Big Sascha" Bajin, her much-put-upon hitting partner.If she doesn't pocket her sixth Wimbledon and her fifth U. Open titles this summer, check the ground because the world may have spun off its axis.She's never been more dominant than now, at the age of 31, which is about 179 in tennis years.Meanwhile, Serena came back last year from foot problems and blood clots that could have killed her.
Instead, she has gone 74-3 since losing at the 2012 French Open and won three Grand Slams and an Olympic gold medal."You know, be my road dog – like my dogs, they travel the world – but there's always something you have to give up for success. Now, that I'm looking forward to."She turns around and sarcastically sings a few bars of "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" in a not-bad voice.The sisters have lived here for a decade, but the house still has a transient, hedge-funder's second-home feel.Bajin is ready to warm up, but Serena has other things on her mind."I had a dream last night," she says to no one in particular.Amazon boxes and dozens of shoes sit stacked in the foyer next to a giant painting of Venus.