Serena Williams video refutes Margaret Court’s belief that Serena never admired her

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Serena Williams video refutes Margaret Court’s belief that Serena never admired her

After Margaret Court said that she thinks Serena Williams has never admired her, a video of the recently retired American tennis icon proves the opposite.

“Serena, I’ve admired her as a player,” Court claimed.

“But I don’t think she has ever admired me,” Court told to the Daily Telegraph.

Court thinks her era was much easier

Margaret Court, an Australian tennis legend with a total of 64 Grand Slams (24 in singles, 19 in women's doubles and 21 in mixed doubles) captured across her career, acknowledged that Serena Williams had played for many more years than she had and appeared to suggest that she had accomplished more than the American.

“The 64 – I don’t think anyone will ever touch,” Court told The Daily Telegraph. “Serena has played seven years more than I did. I finished in my early 30s. People forget that I took two years out.

I first retired like Ash Barty when I was 25, thinking I would never return to tennis. I got married, had a baby, but then had one of my best years, winning 24 out of 25 tournaments. I came back after two babies. After having the first baby, I won three out of the four Slams.

Serena hasn’t won a Slam since [she gave birth],” said Margaret Court. Also, Court expressed she feels that today's era is so much easier. “I would love to have played in this era. I think it’s so much easier,” she said.

“How I would love to have taken family or friends along with me. But I couldn’t. I had to go on my own or with the national team. People don’t see all that. We didn’t have psychologists or coaches with us.

It’s a whole different world. That’s what disappoints me – that players today don’t honour the past of the game,” said Court.