Serena Williams says she is missing her sister Venus who is not playing at Wimbledon for the first time since 1996.
"I feel so lonely. I feel like something is missing so I talk to her all the time, more than usual. We stay together and I'm still staying in the small room because she always had the bigger room. I just can't imagine being in the bigger room. So she told me before I left, she said 'snap out of it, it's time for you to pass me', so that was really encouraging. So hopefully I'll be able to do it."
Serena Williams said she was feeling lonely in London without her sister Venus who is not playing at Wimbledon for the first time since 1996.
Venus, 33, has pulled out of this year's Wimbledon because of a back injury. The five-time Wimbledon champion has not played since pulling out of the doubles at this year's French Open.
She has not missed the tournament since making her debut in 1997, with her singles victories coming in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008.
Venus won her last Wimbledon crown six years ago, while Serena is the defending champion in this year's tournament which starts on Monday (June 24).