Rising Czech tennis star Linda Fruhvirtova admits that it is tough for tennis to lose Serena Williams and Roger Federer but adds that it's time for the new players to come and leave their mark in the game. Fruhvirtova, who turned 17 in May, is one of the most promising and talented players in the game.
Fruhvirtova, who is currently enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 130 in the world, has just won her first WTA title this Sunday in Chennai and is set to be a top-80 player on Monday. "This day had to come although we wish it didn’t," Fruhvirtova told the WTA website.
"It’s like the end of an era. And now the generations are changing. New players are coming, like Alcaraz. I think now is the time of a generation change”.
The Fruhvirtova sisters are stunning talents
Brenda Fruhvirtova, 15, is also a very talented player.
At the age of 15, Brenda is already ranked inside the top-200 and has won six tournaments this season on the lower tier of the WTA Tour. Brenda reminds a bit of Cori Gauff, who was just 15 when she made the Wimbledon round-of-16.
Linda feels she and Brenda could definitely make some great Grand Slam results in the near future. “We can see that it (winning a Grand Slam as a teenager) is possible but I don’t think it is possible to dominate and win many Slams at age of 15 or 16 like it was in the past," Fruhvirtova said.
"Of course, you want to win the Grand Slams as soon as possible but I don’t care whether I win one when I’m in 19 or 20. I am just going to try my best and we will see”. Serena and Venus clashed in a couple of Grand Slam finals.
When asked about potentially playing her sister in a Grand Slam final one day, Linda said: "It would be pretty unbelievable. Especially for our parents, they wouldn't care who wins."