In a long interview, Caroline Wozniacki spent beautiful words for Serena Williams. The former Dane tennis champion told: "Serena is a wonderful person. Not only she is the greatest player of all time, but she has also been credited with elevating women's sport.
She pushed me and all the other girls to play better and to I shift gears to be able to keep up with her. Serena is also great off the court. She was the first person to call me when I was going through a difficult time, she wanted to make sure I was okay.
I love her so much." Patrick Mouratoglou is skeptical about Serena's possible come back "If I would like to see her play again? Everyone would like it, she is a legend of this sport. However, she will only enjoy herself if she is competitive enough.
To be special in something, and she was, you have to be even a little obsessive. You need to be 100% focused on that activity. Otherwise, even if you're a tennis genius, it gets complicated. Either way, no one will forget what he brought to tennis."
2022 and its farewells
2022 marked the definitive explosion of Carlos Alcaraz, but it will also be remembered as the year of great retirements.
Legends such as Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Juan Martin del Potro and Ashleigh Barty have said goodbye to the men's ansd women's Tours, to begin a new phase in their lives. The Australian announced her retirement shortly after winning the Australian Open, as Federer and del Potro realized they could no longer compete at the top level.
The Swiss played his last official match alongside his longtime rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup, the exhibition he himself founded in 2017. The 20-time Grand Slam champion received a splendid tribute at the end of the meeting, useful to certify the enormous impact that the Swiss Maestro has had on the sport over the last two decades.
Serena, for her part, chose the US Open as the last tournament of her career. To tell the truth, the American has never uttered the word retirement and it cannot be excluded that she may return to play in the future.