Serena Williams reveals she found out her sister’s killer was free before suffering career-worst defeat to Johanna Konta

SERENA WILLIAMS has revealed she learned of her sister’s killer being released on parole just 10 MINUTES before her drubbing by Jo Konta.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner, 36, suffered the heaviest defeat of her career at a tournament in San Jose earlier this month — with Brit No 1 Konta winning 6-1 6-0.

 Serena Williams, right, revealed she learned that her sister's killer had been released before playing the worst match of her career

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Serena Williams, right, revealed she learned that her sister's killer had been released before playing the worst match of her career
 Serena suffered the biggest defeat of her career to Johanna Konta last month after hearing the news

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Serena suffered the biggest defeat of her career to Johanna Konta last month after hearing the news

But Williams has now revealed her mind was elsewhere. The American was alerted to Robert Edward Maxfield’s early release for good behaviour via Instagram.

She said: "I couldn’t shake it out of my mind. It was hard because all I think about is her kids."

Yetunde Price, 31, was shot dead in Los Angeles in 2003, leaving behind three children who were aged 11, nine and five at the time.

Yetunde, who was also the Williams sisters' personal assistant, was the victim of a drive-by shooting.

 Yetunde Price, 31, was the victim of a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 2003

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Yetunde Price, 31, was the victim of a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 2003
 Yetunde's killer Robert Edward Maxfield was sentenced to 15 years in prison

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Yetunde's killer Robert Edward Maxfield was sentenced to 15 years in prison

Southside Crips gang member Maxfield was sentenced to 15 years in prison – but Williams saw he was already out on parole.

Speaking to TIME magazine, Williams added: "No matter what, my sister is not coming back for good behaviour.

 Maxfield was released on parole earlier this month

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Maxfield was released on parole earlier this month
 Serena Williams said she is not ready to give just yet said: 'I want to forgive'

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Serena Williams said she is not ready to give just yet said: 'I want to forgive'

"It’s unfair that she'll never have an opportunity to hug me.

"The Bible talks about forgiveness… I’m not there yet.

"I’d like to practise what I preach and teach my daughter that as well.

"I want to forgive. I have to get there."

SERENA WILLIAMS has revealed she learned of her sister’s killer being released on parole just 10 MINUTES before her drubbing by Jo Konta.