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Breaking News: “You Will See Me in New York” – Venus Williams Follows Sister Serena Williams as She Commits to US Open

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The tennis world is slowly coming back to life after nearly five months of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The US Open is all set to start later in August. However, there are doubts regarding the participation of many European players in the US Open.

The main reason behind this is the French Open, which is scheduled to start on September 20, just a week after the US Open concludes in New York. But the Williams sisters have already committed their presence in the first Grand Slam event of the post-lockdown era. Recently, Venus Williams conducted a Q&A session on her YouTube channel. There she answered all the questions that her fans

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While responding to one of her supporters’ queries on whether she will participate in the US Open, Venus said, “God willing you will see me in New York, If it is safe to play, I really want to play the US Open. A lot of people are asking: what about the crowds? What about the fans? The US Open stadium is packed, it’s like 20,000 people or 40,000 people or 60,000 people—it’s a lot of people.

And the feeling, the atmosphere there, it’s crazy…You feel like everyone’s your biggest cheerleader there. The US Open, I’m hoping I’ll get to play and gosh I’m hoping I get to do that. I will be there.”

The former world number 1 also pointed out that playing in front of a packed crowd at this point might prove lethal. But she also compared tennis with all other professions. She stated that she wants to get back to work like everyone else, and that makes her excited it seems.

The 40-year old continued, “ So right now a crowd would be dangerous. I really want to play tennis. Is that bad? Should I feel guilty about that? I want to go back to work just like most people, I want to do what I do well. I don’t want to sit at home and not have that goal, not have that challenge in my life. That’s just very personal. I do believe we have to go back to work. Sports is like every other business or every other job—it’s a job.”

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A few days ago, Venus’ sister, Serena Williams too indicated that she would play at the US Open when the tournament commences on August 31. Even her coach Patrick Mouratoglou confirmed that Serena will be playing at the Flushing Meadows. During her Q&A, Venus also mentioned that she is eager to play doubles with Serena. It seems that the tennis fans around the world are about to have a treat that they have been long seeking.

Read also:Breaking News: Venus Williams Joins Serena Williams at New WTA Event Ahead of US Open 2020

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Roddick: “Who is the GOAT between Federer, Nadal and Djokovic?…

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The Big 3 were arguably the best players of their era alongside Andy Murray. Roger Federer has not won a Slam since January 2018, but still holds the record of 20 majors conquered, while Rafael Nadal took only one length away thanks to the victories at the Roland Garros and the US Open last year.

 

 

Before the suspension for the Coronavirus emergency, Novak Djokovic won his 17th Slam by recovering Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final. For his 17th Grand Slam win he received 2.5 Million Euro as prize money. The World number 1 won the title at Dubai Tennis Championships fifth time, defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final.

In a recent interview, former World number 1 Andy Roddick said it is too premature to decide the ongoing ‘Greatest of all time’ debate. “There seems to be this need to discuss the greatest of all time on the men’s side and frankly at this point, I think it’s kind of dumb,” he said on Tennis Channel.

“It’s like handing out Oscars before you watch the ending of a movie. It just doesn’t make much sense and if you say one person, the other two people feel disrespected. It is just too early and before it all plays out someone will say: ‘who do you think will finish with the all-time lead?’ And I’m either guessing or obviously I’m like a medical professional and can predict injuries from here on out.

I just think we’re lucky to still have Novak, Roger and Rafa still in the game. Hopefully, Murray gets back into it. It is premature and I know everyone likes to go to this conversation non-stop but I just think it is too early. And there is too much wasted breath on it at this point.”

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Naomi Osaka: ‘I do not say hi to Serena Williams’

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In an interview to CBS, Naomi Osaka commented on her relationship with Serena Williams sharing an interesting insight. The Japanese player, who defeated the American in last year’s controversial US Open final, said: “I have this huge respect for her.

 

 

It’s someone that I’ve, you know, looked up to my entire life. So I still feel a bit shocked whenever she reaches out. And, I don’t know. I don’t say hi to her or anything because … I get so nervous. She always seems like she’s doing something important, so I don’t want to interrupt.

And then — I really want to talk to her about life and stuff and, like, how she manages to do things on and off the court. But … I don’t wanna be disrespectful to her and, like, try to talk to her like she’s my mentor while she’s still playing.

So I’m kinda just chillin’ on that.” Osaka does not want to be compared to the 37-year-old legend: “I would have to win 20-something more Grand Slams to be her peer. She has so many lists of accomplishments.

So no way. II’ve just been very grateful that I’m even playing. I’ve been trying to, like, take every day as a new experience and learn from everything.”

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Roger Federer reveals awkward moment with wife Mirka at spa

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What is the most unusual situation and most obscure place out of nowhere where someone has come up to Roger Federer and recognized him when he was on holiday or hiking? The Swiss recalled a funny anecdote. ‘I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives.

 

 

That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with Mirka’, Federer said. ‘I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, “AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV.” That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me.

I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.’ Were they naked at the time in the spa? ‘No. It was at the front desk. I didn’t walk in naked.’ Federer also recalled how it felt to spend time in Switzerland when he started having success in tennis and becoming more popular: ‘I had to almost mentally prepare now when I walk out of the house in Basel.

But I’m used to it. I think the people in Basel, in general in Switzerland, they’re okay. They respect my private life. Some of them come up to me like they’re my best friends. Some of them just come up with a lot of respect.

It depends. It’s actually funny to see all the different reactions.

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