'The good thing about Serena Williams is...', says ATP star

“The good thing about Serena Williams is …” says the ATP star

Only a few hours until the official start of the US Open 2022, the long-awaited end-of-season tournament. This will be the last time a legend of the caliber of Serena Williams is at work. The historic American champion has indeed announced that this will be her last tournament and there is great expectation to know how far the Stars and Stripes tennis player will go.

So far we can say that the scoreboard has been pretty unfortunate for Serena (non-seeded tennis player). Serena Williams will debut in a not easy challenge against Danka Kovinic, but in the second round she will face tournament No. 2 Estonian Anett Kontaveit.

The second round risks ending the career of the American champion (on paper at least), who in case of victory will catch up with one of our two main tennis players on this side, Martina Trevisan and Ajla Tomljanovic.

In the round of 16 possible challenge against a top, one between last year’s finalist Leylah Fernandez or Barbora Krejcjkova. Besides Serena, there are also many Italian tennis players in the draw and for some the draw was really difficult.

Pretty prohibitive situation for Jasmine Paolini, who will face world number one Jasmine Paolini in the first round. Also on the same side of the board is Lucia Bronzetti. Blue meets Lauren Davis in the first round, then Russia’s Alexandrova and eventually she too would end up in the crosshairs of Iga Swiatek.

Bondar will be the first opponent in the tournament of our Camila Giorgi, who should face American Madison Keys in case of victory.

Isner talks about Serena Williams

In a video on Tennis Channel, John Isner explained that while the sport will sorely miss the presence of Serena Williams, her popularity will not wane after retirement.

“I think tennis will sorely miss Serena’s presence. But I think the good thing about Serena is that she will always be there. She’s an incredible athlete and will be as popular when she’s done tennis as she ever was when she was playing,” he said.

23-time Major winner Serena Williams has been chasing Margaret Court’s 24th Grand Slam record for a number of years. “I don’t know if I’ll be ready to win New York. But I will try it. I know there is a fan fantasy that I could have tied Margaret that day in London [Wimbedon], then maybe beat her record in New York and then say “See you then!” at the awards ceremony. I understand that.

It’s a good fantasy,” she said, adding, “I’m not looking for a ceremonial, last moment on the pitch. I’m terrible at goodbyes, the worst in the world.”

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