Timea Bacsinszky

Williams still haunted by hard-fought 2015 French Open win

Serena Williams is still haunted by her struggles en route to winning last year's French Open title.

After getting the flu early in the tournament, Williams was in major trouble during her three-set semifinal win over Timea Bacsinszky, wrapping herself in ice towels during changeovers, breathing heavily between points, the strain etched on her face.

"I think about it a lot, and I still don't know how I got through it," Williams said Friday after the draw for this year's tournament. "My eyes were glassy, and I was just not doing well."

After getting through that ordeal, she skipped practice on the eve of the final, preferring to sleep until the...