From Roland Garros to Tokyo Olympics: what future for Serena Williams?



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From Roland Garros to Tokyo Olympics: what future for Serena Williams?

Serena Williams was eliminated in two sets at the Parma Open 2021 by Katerina Siniakova: the clay-swing of the American 23 times Slam champion is still today disappointing, but mayby ​​she could play at the Roland Garros.

Maybe. Serena recently won the pass for her fifth Olympics this week, but she may not be playing in Tokyo 2021. It is not yet known for sure whether she will play at Roland Garros. Serena was the winner of four Olympic gold medals between women's singles and women's doubles.

At the Italian Open 2021 last week, Serena Williams lost her first match from the Australian Open 2021, then also losing on the clay-courts of Parma. However, if she participated in Tokyo 2021, Serena, at 39, would be the oldest tennis player of any previous women's singles Olympic player, since the sport returned to the medal program in 1988.

The only older woman to play tennis Olympic was Martina Navratilova, who played doubles in 2004 at the age of 47.

From Roland Garros to Tokyo 2021: what future for Serena Williams?

The United States is one of 152 nations subject to denial of permission to enter Japan, but there will be exceptions for athletes competing in the Olympics. So what will Serena do? Will she decide on her Play in Paris and London to skip the Olympic trip to Japan? Or will she miss Roland Garros to focus on Wimbledon and the Tokyo Games? Williams said he didn't think much about the Tokyo Olympics: "It was supposed to be last year, and now it's this year, and then there's this pandemic, and there's so much to think about.

Then there's the Grand Slams. It's just a lot. So I've really been acting one day at a time, and I absolutely need to understand my next moves. I wouldn't be able to function without my 3 year old around. I think I'd be in depression.

We have been together every day of his life. " Statements that suggest that perhaps the most logical choice for Serena, to be closer to her daughter and her family, could be to play the French Open and Wimbledon and perhaps skip Tokyo 2021.