Andy Murray speaks extremely highly of Serena Williams ahead of final US Open

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Andy Murray speaks extremely highly of Serena Williams ahead of final US Open

Andy Murray acknowledged that Serena Williams has accomplished some pretty impressive things and added that the American absolutely deserves a nice send-off. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, is retiring after this year's US Open.

Williams kicks off her final tournament by playing Danka Kovinic in the first round. “I don’t think what she achieves at the US Open, it doesn’t really feel like part of the storyline to me,” Murray said, via Tennis Majors.

“I mean, she’s hardly played in the last few years, really. So I think the expectations on her run should be very low. But I do think that the celebration of her career and what she’s achieved should be really, really high.

When I first found out, I was sad about it, but then at the same time, I think she would probably as well maybe want like this week to be about everything that she has achieved and having a really nice send-off, like being more of a celebration rather than like being really upset that it’s the end”.

Murray: Serena, Venus Williams have had a massive impact on the sport

Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, also showed his respect for seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams. “I think her and Venus (Williams) have had a massive impact on the sport.

I mean, they’ve had Oscar-winning movies made about their careers, which I think is quite rare in in all sports, really. But I mean, she is she’s much bigger than just tennis. She’s a proper global sports superstar pretty much everywhere, pretty much everywhere she goes.

And I think she’ll go down as the as the greatest female player of all time, in my opinion," Murray added. Venus is also set to compete at the US Open. In the US Open first round, Venus plays Alison van Uytvanck. Venus Williams hasn't made any announcement but some think she may as well retire after the US Open.