Serena Williams still the Toughest

The tenth ranked women’s tennis player in the world Andrea Petkovic believes that 13 time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams is still the toughest player in the women’s circuit and by far the toughest player she has met in her entire career and believes that it takes a whole lot of courage, guts and stamina to get the better of the younger Williams sister in any scenario. Petkovic also believes that although she is nowhere near the top ten players in the world, Serena still has the capability to launch a comeback and breeze through to the top 10 and win a couple of Grand Slam events as well.

Although ranked 12th in the world, it will take Serena a few tournament wins before she can break the top 10 barrier once again and her quest for the top of the mountain once again begins from the Brisbane International tournament that will begin in a few days’ time at Brisbane, Australia, ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year. Serena Williams will begin the tournament seeded fourth behind Samantha Stosur, Andrea Petkovic and Francesca Schiavone and Petkovic believes that it would be foolish to write Serena off on the basis of the seed distributions.

The American last played in a WTA event in the final of the US Open where her tantrums made her extremely unpopular among her fellow professionals but Petkovic believes that the anger shown by Serena was nothing but indomitable will to win.

Petkovic went on to add that while growing up, Serena Williams was an idol for her after the retirement of Steffi Graf and she dreamed of playing against her in singles match and the way the seeded players are lined up in the tournament, that dream of hers might become a reality once again.