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‘Serena Williams is already the greatest player of all time, with or..’ says coach

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Asked about the greatest player of all time, the famous coach Patrick Mouratoglou had no doubts! Patrick places his pupil Serena Williams above all the rivals, saying she does not need the 24th Major crown to earn the GOAT status, as he already owns it.

 

 

Comparing Margaret Court with Serena, Patrick gives the advantage to the American by saying that Court played in a different era, with smaller draws and weaker Australian Opens. Williams turns 40 soon, and she still wants to fight for that elusive 24th Major crown, waiting for it for four and a half years.

Serena claimed the 23rd Major crown at the Australian Open 2017 and moved one behind Court, looking good to pass her in the upcoming events. The great American took a break from tennis to give berth to a child later that year, returning to action in 2018.

Eager to get back where she belongs, Williams reached four Major finals at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018 and 2019, losing them all and failing to match Court’s record. On top of that, Serena has been dealing with numerous injuries in the last couple of years, as her body failed to follow the will and desire.

Following last year’s Roland Garros injury, Williams recovered for the Australian Open and chased the eighth Melbourne crown this February. Delivering her best tennis since returning in 2018, Serena defeated five rivals to reach the semis, including notable victories over Aryna Sabalenka and Simona Halep!

Setting eyes on the trophy, Williams faced Naomi Osaka in a blockbuster clash and suffered a tough 6-3, 6-4 defeat.

Patrick Mouratoglou honors Serena Williams as the greatest player of all time.
Serena wasted an early lead in the opener and fell short after staying in touch until 4-4 in the second.

Competing in Rome and Parma on clay in May, the American suffered early exits before scoring three wins at Roland Garros to enter the last 16. Elena Rybakina proved to be too strong in that one, and Serena switched focus to her beloved Wimbledon.

In another setback, Williams retired in the opening round against Aliaksandra Sasnovich after only six completed games due to an injury, not playing since then and gathering dark clouds over the rest of the season after withdrawing from the US Open.

“Margaret Court was playing at a time when three-quarters did not even go to Australia for the Australian Open, where tennis was an amateur sport and when there were 16 players in the draw. I do not mean to disrespect Margaret Court, but it’s another era.

Yes, it would be better if Serena broke her record but, if she does not, she will still be the greatest player of all time. Serena still has a chance to win another Major; the question is how much she wants it and what is she willing to do to get there.

It became harder after becoming a mother, and her daughter has to be her priority. Her family comes first, and I think that’s the main reason she did not win another Major,” Patrick Mouratoglou said.

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Leylah Fernandez: Fans chanting my name at Indian Wells Masters felt surreal

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US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez admitted that hearing fans chant her name at the Indian Wells Masters felt “surreal.” On Friday, Fernandez played her first match since her outstanding US Open campaign and fans in the stands chanted her name.

Fernandez, who is now enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 28 in the world, saw off Alize Cornet 6-2 6-3 to progress into the Indian Wells third round. “It’s surreal. You dream of that happening, but you don’t expect that to happen …

I got goosebumps. Like, even now, my Heart suit is beating so fast … I was so happy,” Fernandez said, per Mark Masters. Fernandez was asked on what did she work after the US Open. “Everything (laughs) … We always try to look for that extra inch, extra millimetre to be better …

We worked on everything,” Fernandez claimed.

Fernandez was thrilled to meet Maria Sharapova
“I was lucky enough to to meet Maria Sharapova at the Met (Gala). We kind of chatted a little bit and she gave me some pretty good advice.

She told me her own experience and the way that she was able to bounce back,” Fernandez revealed. Meanwhile, 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek shared advice for Fernandez and US Open champion Emma Raducanu. “Well I would say balancing all the things you have to do on-court and all the things that [you’ve] been doing for the past years with all that new stuff,” Swiatek explained.

“Because it can overwhelm [you] at the beginning. It was good for me that Roland Garros was the last tournament of the season. I know that [Fernandez and Raducanu] probably have one or two more. “Then they’re going to have a break and they’re going to have time to reflect on [their success].

“Also having the people around you who won’t be pushing you to do more because of public relations or publicity. Just you know maybe staying calm a little bit and waiting for how you will react to all of that.”

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Maria Sharapova Beautiful and Sexy on a Magazine! (PHOTOS INSIDE)

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Here are some sexy shots of Maria Sharapova. The Russian used some free time off the courts to be immortalized by Bloomberg Pursuits Magazine, before Wimbledon

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Martina Hingis Used Me! Says Ex Husband to Le Journal du Dimanche

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Martina Hingis is happily back to tennis life. After leaving the circuit, she got back to living it. Just in doubles though, and some random single’s appearances in Fed Cup, just to show that despite the years and rust, she still is one of the greatest talents ever witnessed in women’s tennis.

As great as she is on court, Martina over the years has draw attention on her personal life far more than she ought to, with troubled relationships. Now, her former marriage is back on the news, with Martina’s ex husband Thibault Hutin taking on French Le Journal du Dimanche, to reveal that first of all the couple is legally still bonded and secondly that Swiss champion has used him over the years they have been together.

Hingis and Hutin got married in 2010, and while according to the media the Swiss is divorced, legally it appears the couple is yet to tear apart. In 2013 Thibault sued Martina for harassment. Their divorce is yet to be made official, and that hurts Hutin, as reported by JDC.

“My life is trash. I mistakenly left riding to preserve our marriage. I left my passion, there is nothing left. Without my family, I wouldn’t be able to pay my rent” confessed Thibault. When the couple met, Martina had just gotten back from a two-year suspension for cocaine abuse, thus she was quite fragile and not well seen by the media.

“Martina asked me to do interviews with her. Someone told me about her problems briefly, I didn’t know anything about it. Back than things were still tense. She wasn’t allowed to go to tournaments. She needed to rebuild an image.

The marriage with a good Frenchman was perfect at that time. She used me. Thinking about it now it seems obvious”. After more trouble, that including a surprising visit from Hutin to Hingis in New York that didn’t go well, the two separated in 2013.

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