In an interview the American player Caty McNally spoke about how inspiring Serena Williams is for her. McNally, who will compete in this year's US Open through a wild card invitation, said: “She’s [Serena] an inspiration to everyone.
One thing I admire most is coming back after having a baby. That’s absolutely ridiculous and insane and I respect her a lot for that because she knew she wasn’t ready and she knew she wanted more. She’s still such a good player and she can do so much damage on the tour.
She has so much fight and passion in her. I hit with Venus last week in Cincinnati and that was amazing. She was really chill and a super nice woman”. On her friendship with Cori Gauff who made her breakthrough in Wimbledon earlier this year, McNally added: “Everyone is super happy for each other and it kind of fuels the fire that you can do the exact same thing.
That was amazing. I was really impressed with how she handled herself going out on Centre Court. I’d be pretty nervous I think. I’m sure she was too and she handled the moment amazingly. I’m super proud of her and I think she’s an awesome girl on and off the court. We get along super well. It shows me I can do the same thing, it’s just a matter of time”.