Posts tagged: Federer

SERENA KEEPS DEFILING TENNIS STEREOTYPES

Serena Williams is arguably the most outstanding female tennis star of all time. She has so many qualities to be desired that are age defying.


The Williams sisters turned pro at the age of 14, yet they remain very relevant two decades after. The younger generation have always been proving a point against tennis veterans for long but it remains a major task for tennis veterans to keep up the pace as they grow older.

Tracy Austin won the US Open at 16 years far back in 1979. Martina Hingis won the Australian Open at same 16 years in 1997, while Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon at 17 years. The Williams sisters started dominating the world of tennis from a very young age but they have kept at it in defying the age logic, especially Serena. The younger generation of tennis players shock the world by defeating established tennis stars to win titles but the task has been relevance thereafter. Read more »

SERENA WILLIAMS SEND WARM MESSAGE TO UNBORN CHILD

American tennis super star Serena Williams has sent a loving message to her unborn child as she maintains her No. 1 spot in the new WTA rankings.


Williams celebrated the news by posting a heart warming message on her Instagram profile.

“My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can’t wait to meet you. I can’t wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you…. Once again today.On @alexisohanianbday. From the world’s oldest number one to the world’s youngest number one. –Your Mommy,” her message read. Read more »

TOP STARS COMMEND FOOTBALL STAR BRADY

Some of the biggest stars in the sports world in America made out time to comment on Tom Brady being the Greatest of All Time – GOAT.


Basketball topshot LeBron James, Women tennis GOAT Serne Williams, Olympics legend Michael Phelps and one of the most talented and respected golf star to lead the next generation Jordan Spieth all joined in to talk about the Supe Bowl winner.

Williams, who won her 23rd career Grand Slam title recently in Australia, said that Brady’s consistency is top notch.

“The hardest part about sustaining greatness over a period of time is people wanting to catch up with you and you having to do things better, you having to surprise people,” Williams said.

“He wasn’t intimated by the situation. He kind of looked it right in the eye and he was like, ‘I’m going to take you down, and I don’t care who I’m playing against, I don’t care what statistics say. I’m going to do this,” she added. Read more »

SERENA WILLIAMS, ROGER FEDERER PULLS OUT OF IPTL

It’s been a rough 2016 for the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) which was once promising as it has had to reduce its originally intended format to three cities from five.


That was just the beginning of its woes as reports coming in have alleged the pull out of two of the biggest names in the tennis world from the tournament. As such, the competition this year will not be featuring the duo of Serena Williams and Roger Federer.

The founder and Managing Director of the IPTL in a recently released statement, had said,

“We have had challenges this year, and we were hoping to get past them.

“With the current economic climate in India and the uncertainty of spending money, I reached out to both Roger and Serena to explain the situation. They have both been very supportive of the IPTL the first two seasons and we look forward to bringing them in future years.” Read more »

Sloane Stephens is another Hope for US in Olympics

Apart from Serena Williams, the other female player whom the American fans have expectations from for an Olympic medal in Tennis is Sloane Stephens and Stephens has started her packing for Rio.


However, some time back the youngster was seriously thinking if she should be preparing to go or not.

Stephens says she has connected the telephone line to the medicos she knows and has spoken in length to each of them about Zika and what possibly it can do to a human being and based on the inputs she has got from the knowledgeable people, she has made the call that that she is going to put on the American shirt in the biggest sporting event.

According to Stephens, WTA, on their part, has also interacted with all the players who are playing Olympics and has made them aware what precautions can be taken to ensure protection against the mosquitoes. She has taken a note of everything and will be taking care of herself properly while being in Rio.

Actually, the main fear for the players regarding Zika is that if it gets into them, it might disable the growth of some of the body parts of their babies they may have in near future, but, Stephens is not planning to have babies in the next three-four years. So, she has no reasons to be that much worried in that regard. Read more »

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, reckons Serena Williams is a class

The former Spanish player, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, reckons Serena Williams is a class above the rest on the tour at the moment.

According to Arantxa, Serena’s game is a combination of power and skill and she has got a huge appetite for success as well. If she remains this hungry and continues to be as fit as she currently is, it’s not going to be easy by any means to displace her from the top of the world rankings.

Arantxa is, however, of the view that the American veteran is not the greatest of all time. Steffi Graff is slightly ahead of her in that regard simply because of the fact that she has been the winner of more number of slams and she has managed to achieve the feat of having all the four slams under her belt during the same season, something which Serena is deprived of so far.

Speaking about Serena the other day, Arantxa said, “Watching Serena closely, you don’t really find any weakness there. She looks far superior to the others around her. There’s a big gap in quality. The way she is going and if she can maintain her fitness, I don’t think anyone would be able to stop her very soon.” Read more »