Nothing drives Serena Williams the way disappointment does.
''It's the biggest factor for me. Like, if I lose, all hell breaks loose, literally. Literally! I go home, I practice harder, I do more,'' she said. ''I don't like to lose. ... I hate losing more than I love winning. It could be a game of cards - I don't like it. I really don't like it.''
Well, the way Williams has been playing tennis lately, there's been very little not to like. When Wimbledon starts Monday, she will be an overwhelming favorite to win her sixth title at the All England Club and second in a row. Williams enters the grass-court Grand Slam tournament 43-2 in 2013 and on a 31-match winning streak, the longest on the women's tour in a single season in 13 years.
''It happens in sports: You're going to lose. I learned that you're not going to win all of them. And there have been a few matches that I wasn't disappointed in,'' said Williams, who at 31 is the oldest player to be ranked No. 1 in WTA history.