It was one of the worst surprises tennis fans had in this Wimbledon 2021, many were impressed by the fall of the legendary champion Serena Williams, collapsed to the ground after a few games of the first round of the Championships and forced to retire from the tournament in tears.
It was on the result of 3-3 against the Belarusian Sasnovich and the fall of Serena immediately made fear the worst, the hearts of the fans broke and everyone thought painfully if this could be the last act of the American tennis career.
As Serena left the court the whole crowd stood up to applaud and in the press conference, together with her husband, her mother and her coach Patrick Mouratoglou Serena had discussed this situation. However, when among the questions they pointed out that this Wimbledon even saw Serena among the favorites, she was unable to react and thus left the conference.
Mouratoglou’s words about Serena Williams
Serena Williams well-known coach – one of the most famous in the tennis scene – Patrick Mouratoglou has discussed the possibility that this may have been Serena Williams’ last Wimbledon.
In an extraordinary career studded with 23 Grand Slam titles, Serena will be remembered as one of the greatest (if not the greatest) tennis players in history. Mouratoglou said: “I don’t think this is Serena Williams’ last Wimbledon but I can’t afford to answer for her.
What she has done in her career is incredible, but I don’t know if this is her last Wimbledon, it’s a situation that depends on many things. Obviously we are all aware that Serena is about to end her career.” On Serena Williams’ withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics and about the future, Patrick said: “I consider you have the same chances at both the US Open and Wimbledon, I think you can have a say in the United States too.”
Williams has won 73 WTA singles titles: 23 of these are Grand Slam events, making her the second player ever to have won more Majors in this specialty behind only Margaret Smith Court, with 24. She has completed the Calendar Grand Slam, which consists in winning four consecutive Slams not in the same calendar year, twice (in the two years 2002-2003 and 2014-2015).
She also boasts five year-end Master Cups and 19 Premier category tournaments, as well as 21 Tier I and Tier II titles and a gold medal won at the London Olympics in 2012. against Maria Sharapova. Not only in singles Williams can boast numerous victories, but also in women’s doubles and mixed doubles, where there are another 16 Grand Slam tournaments: 14 won with her older sister Venus and two in mixed doubles, both obtained with Maks Mirny in the 1998.
To these successes must be added another three gold medals at the Olympics, all won together with Venus, a Federation Cup and two Hopman Cups. With a prize pool of over $ 90 million, she is the highest earning player in the history of the sport.
Question looms over Vanessa Bryant lawsuit against Los Angeles County: What does she want?
The widow of Kobe Bryant wants retribution for what happened last year after her husband and daughter died in a helicopter crash.
But what kind of retribution? And how much?
Vanessa Bryant is suing Los Angeles County, accusing county sheriff’s and fire department employees of improperly sharing photos of dead bodies from the site of the crash that killed nine, including the NBA legend.
As the case heads to trial in February, perhaps the biggest question hovering above it is what her goal is for it.
Andy Murray’s wedding ring and shoes returned following Indian Wells disappearance
Andy Murray’s wedding ring and tennis shoes have been recovered after they seemingly disappeared in the California desert.
The three-time major winner is preparing for action at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells and left his tennis shoes outside underneath his car to dry out overnight – but they were nowhere to be seen when he returned in the morning.
And it was only when his physio asked about his wedding band that he realised he had left the ring tied to his shoes.
In an Instagram video posted late on Thursday, which was shared on Twitter by the ATP Tour Murray said: “I just want to send a quick message to say a huge thanks for all the messages and also to everyone for sharing the story about the shoes and the wedding ring.
“(I) had to make a few calls today and chat to the security at the hotel and everything.
“Little update for everyone,” he said as he raised the shoes into view.
“Would you believe it, they still absolutely stink but the shoes are back, the wedding ring is back and I’m back in the good books. Let’s go.”
The shoes are back. 👟
The ring is back. 💍
Let’s go, @andy_murray!!! 💪#BNPPO21 pic.twitter.com/hA5VKX98mm
— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 7, 2021
In an earlier post, Murray light-heartedly appealed for the return of the ring – to help him smooth things over with his frustrated wife.
He explained leaving his shoes to dry out under his car as “I have no balcony in my room and I didn’t want to leave them in my room as it would stink the room out”.
Murray married his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears in 2015 at Dunblane Cathedral. The couple now have four children.
The Scot is due to play France’s Adrian Mannarino in the first round at Indian Wells on Friday.
NASCAR Star Has Brutally Honest Admission On Michael Jordan
Legendary Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan has a very commanding presence, both on and off the basketball court.
In recent years, Jordan has gotten involved in other sports, namely NASCAR. The NBA Hall of Famer is part owner of 23XI Racing, which is co-owned by Denny Hamlin.
The NASCAR team features Bubba Wallace and is adding Kurt Busch for the 2022 season.
Busch, a veteran NASCAR driver, had a brutally honest admission on his meeting with Jordan.
“I mean he is the GOAT. The situation, the way it all came together, it was this impressive meeting out in Sonoma earlier this summer. Right away, I got along with him. Just with the way he was chill but also presented this aura about him. ‘We will win. We are here to win. This is what this is about,’” Busch remembered in an interview with SiriusXM. “And it was like, ‘Yes sir.’ He’s like, ‘Don’t call me sir.’ I said, ‘Alright, let’s win.’”
Busch is excited to get going for 23XI Racing.
“It was just easy right away to piece together what the contract is,” he recalled. “Monster Energy was incredibly excited about it. Toyota, they were the ones behind the scenes, kind of pushing for a veteran to jump in the program and move the needle with 23XI. I’ve raced a long time for a lot of different legendary owners and Hall of Famers in NASCAR. MJ definitely has a different presence about him.”
The 2022 season should be a fun one.