October 1, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Serena Williams has received 23 Grand Slam titles
  • She final received a significant title in 2017
  • U.S. Open 2022 is scheduled to start on Aug. 29

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has dropped a fact bomb about Serena Williams, saying she doesn’t see a “Cinderella pleased ending” for the 23-time Grand Slam winner.

Serena informed Vogue Journal earlier this month that she is going to convey curtains down on her adorned tennis profession after the U.S. Open. She, nevertheless, didn’t use the phrase “retirement.”

Ever since Serena returned to singles tennis, she has managed to win only one recreation and has misplaced two. Her newest defeat got here within the fingers of younger Emma Raducanu at Cincinnati Masters. The united statesOpen champion beat Serena 6-0, 6-4 in Ohio.

Final yr, Emma shocked everybody after changing into the primary qualifier in historical past to win the U.S. Open. Nevertheless, 18-time main singles champion, Navratilova, doesn’t consider one thing like that might occur with Serena on the present level of her profession.

“Feelings can solely carry you up to now, I do not see a Cinderella pleased ending the place she [Serena Williams] wins the match. The best way she has appeared it does not appear like she goes to make a miraculous comeback and win the match,” Navratilova stated in an interview, in accordance with Yahoo Sports activities.

Serena is chasing Margaret Court docket’s world report of 24 Grand Slam titles within the singles class. The American star, who final received a Grand Slam in 2017, has been struck with 23 main titles for 5 years now.

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“And with the stress of understanding that is probably your final match it does not assist. But when anybody can overcome it will be Serena. It is onerous. Once I retired in ’93, I informed the press it was my final yr which was a mistake as a result of each single match was a freaking tear-jerker. Serena did it her approach, which was asserting in a really glamorous approach on Vogue journal, however then she isn’t accepting the losses, she isn’t accepting what comes with it which is saying goodbye,” the previous World No. 1 added.

U.S. Open 2022 is scheduled to start on Aug. 29 at New York’s Flushing Meadows. Serena, who has entered the match by protected rating, will face Danka Kovinić of Montenegro within the opening spherical.

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