Serena Williams has been my favourite female tennis player from the start of her professional career till date, I also have a big crush on her. You won’t catch me watching a female tennis tournament if she’s not participating. That’s how much I love her.
Serena Jameka Williams is 39 years old at the moment and will hit 40 by September this year, the second most successful female tennis player in the Open Era (since 1968) however doesn’t want to quit the sport for obvious reasons. She has had her eyes set on Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles title (Serena has 23) since her last triumph at the Australian Open in 2017. To be fair to her she’s played in 4 finals (2 Wimbledon and 2 US Open finals) afterwards but her straight sets loss in these finals should be a sign to call it quits. She recently lost to Lisa Pigato in the round of 32 of the Challenger Parma, IT tourney in straight sets of 6:3, 6:2.
Roger Federer on the other has been blighted with injuries and though he’s still in the top 10 of the Men’s ATP rankings, he’s fallen off the pecking order in terms being favourite to win a Grand Slam. He has same Grand Slam titles as Rafael Nadal (20) but he is also 39 years old and he would be 40 by August this year. Unlike Serena who is battling to equal or topple Magaret Court, Federer has a younger Nadal (34 years old) to contend with and whom is always assured of a Grand Slam as he’s the King of Clay (13 French Open Titles).
Federer was beaten yesterday in the round of 16 at the Geneva Open (in his home Country) by Pablo Andujar. It was Roger’s first tournament after a long time on the sidelines due to injury.
I think both Serena and Federer should call it a DAY and retire from playing the sport.