Serena Williams is still haunted by her experience at Indian Wells in 2001 and the mental anguish she says she endured when returning to the California event in 2015 after a lengthy boycott.

“Even when I went back 14 years later, it was very traumatizing,” Williams said in an interview with Will Smith for “Red Table Talk” released Wednesday. “Talk about post-traumatic stress and mental anxiety. I remember sitting in the bathroom thinking, ‘Wait, I’m not gonna go back. I just don’t think I should do this. What if they start booing again?’ It was really hard for me.” Read More