Serena Williams, the former World number one and 23-time singles Grand Slam champion is in the twilight of her career and will be playing her final matches at the US Open. She has decided to call it quits in front of her country people and at the same place where she won her first singles title in the year 1999. She has played a major role in bringing revolutionary changes to women’s tennis over the years.
The 40-year-old American had made her comeback at the 2022 Wimbledon Championship after a hiatus of one year but since her comeback, she has failed to dig deep in the tournament. She is one of the best female athletes around the world who has inspired millions in her glorious career and created her own legacy with a lot of dedication and love for the sport. Serena Williams along with her sister Venus Williams, are an undefeatable pair in the finals of the Grand Slam as they have won 14 major women’s doubles titles.
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“My number 1 goal against her, not thinking about who was on the other side of the net” Alize Cornet on the emotions while playing against Serena Williams
Alize Cornet, after registering her 500th victory against Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska at Tennis in the Land WTA event, reflected on her most crucial matches and the biggest wins of her career. She recalled the win against the American GOAT Serena Williams as the biggest win of her career especially in the year 2014 when she was able to defeat her three times in the same year. She said “I think of my victory in Dubai 6-4, 6-4 in the semi-final against Serena. It helped me a lot”
She further revealed her strategies and tricks to win against her without being smitten by Serena’s presence. She further added “Sometimes we put mental and psychological limits on ourselves. Serena is in the center of Wimbledon, I have no chance. There, knowing that I had this tiny psychological ascendancy of having beaten her the previous time, I leaned on it. She was always impressive. Every time I played her, I made it such a goal to stay in my bubble and not watch her… In the end, that was almost my number 1 goal against her, not thinking about who was on the other side of the net. If we dwell on it, it is very dangerous. We have an inferiority complex. It was my strategy.“
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