Former world No. 1 Serena Williams took to Instagram to reflect on her 2020 Auckland victory as she admitted that victory will always hold a special place in her heart. Williams is a 23-time Grand Slam champion but Auckland will always be one of her biggest wins.
If you wonder why the 2020 Auckland run means so much to Williams, it's because it was her first triumph since becoming a mother. After winning Auckland, Williams was happy that he was able to show her daughter Olympia that her mother is a champion.
Williams enjoyed a strong in Auckland two years ago as she dropped only one set en route to winning the title. Williams hasn't won a title since but it should be noted that she hasn't played since last year's Wimbledon.
"You’ve seen me hold trophy after trophy in my career. This one was extra special because it was the first time I got to show my daughter that her mom is a champion," Williams wrote on Instagram.
Monica Seles rooting for Williams to make a comeback
Seles, a tennis legend, is rooting for Williams to return and to make a strong at a Grand Slam title No.
24. "Selfishly, I really hope [Serena Williams] comes back," Seles said in an interview with Richard Osborn in Indian Wells. "I think it would be great to see her chase that record, kind of what we’re seeing with Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
As a former player, to me it’s just unbelievable. "I would think it’s not possible. And they still keep going. I think that’s a credit to the sport, too, to make sure that the stars are staying longer in the sport, that whole longevity-recovery period. And then the younger players, it’s so exciting. It’s only a matter of time before they break through."