In an interview with the New York Times, WTA Founder Billie Jean King spoke of Serena Williams's goals. The 23-time Grand Slam winner has lost her fourth consecutive Major final. King said: "She needs, on her own, nobody else, to just ask herself: ‘What do you want from the next year and a half, two years of your life?’ If she still wants to stay in this and still wants to go for the record, then there are certain things she needs to do.
But if she wants to, she can still do it”. Nathalie Tauziat, who coached Bianca Andreescu from 2014 to 2018, gave an interview to Welovetennis Magazine. According to the former Wimbledon finalist, the women's tennis is going through a change.
"For 20 years, we already saw the same players who only thought about hitting. With results of Barty, Osaka and Andreescu, things are changing and these girls are not afraid of Serena anymore unlike in the past, and at some point, the final could have finished 6-2 6-1.
Bianca is a focused girl who knows what she wants, she likes the game, enjoys on the court. I watched this final on TV with a lot of intensity because we are close. Before the final, she asked me for advice. I gave her just one, but it's a secret."
Cary Kaplan, president of Cosmos Sports & Entertainment, spoke about how Andreescu's earnings could go up in the next months and years: "A year ago, she didn't exist as a tennis player of any consequence.
A month ago, if someone was calling and offering her a million dollars it would have been so important. But we're also hoping that since we were one of the first, potentially we could get maybe an offer that's similar to what we have. But I guess that we'll have to see."