"Tiger Woods is one of the reasons I came back to play," said Serena Williams. The US golfer was a constant presence in Serena Williams' box at the US Open 2022. Both have made millions of people passionate about golf and tennis and have given birth to two of the most beautiful stories that have ever existed in the world of sport.
With these words, spoken in 2018, Tiger Woods had expressed all his admiration for Serena Williams: "She gave birth to a daughter, with all the duties a mother is entitled to, and she was still able to return to playing at a level of excellence.
She has played two consecutive Grand Slam finals, it's really impressive. Serena and I are good friends. She is extraordinary."
Serena Williams thanks Tiger Woods
The American legend wanted to thank Woods for the love and help he has provided her in recent years: "He is one of the reasons I'm here and I'm still playing.
We talked a lot and she tried to keep me motivated. I didn't know what to do, I was confused and had so many doubts, then I realized that I can trust him, my God, he's Tiger Woods, and he helped me to clarify. In one of the most difficult moments of our careers, we said to ourselves: Okay, we can do it together.
And so things went," said the American during the press conference. Woods, like Serena Williams, had to deal with several injuries and only after a long rehabilitation process did he return to compete. Before returning to the court, in an interview with Vogue magazine, Serena Williams explained: "This spring I had the desire to return to the court for the first time in seven months.
I talked to Tiger Woods, who is a friend, about it, and I told him I needed his advice. He is Tiger, and he was adamant that I was strong like him. He said to me: Serena, what if you try to train for two weeks? You don't have to commit. Go on the court every day for two weeks and give it your all and see what happens."