“Capable of Everything”: WTA President Backs Serena Williams To Break Margaret Court’s All-Time Record

Published 10/13/2021, 4:30 PM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 06: Serena Williams of the United States leaves after the match against Elena Rybakina (not seen) of Kazakhstan in the 4th round of the singles on Court Philippe-Chatrier during the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France on June 06, 2021. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


American tennis ace Serena Williams has been out of action since the Wimbledon Championships this year. She has not enjoyed a vintage season in 2021. Her best performance in a Grand Slam event was when she reached the semifinal of the Australian Open. 

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However, Serena Williams has shown the world time and again how she can bounce back from adversity. She recently found support in WTA President, Micky Lawler. She feels that Williams has won it all and is capable of doing anything. Even if she decides to call it a day, the success she has already had is tremendous. 

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Lawler talked about Serena and said, “Yes. Serena is capable of everything. Serena should never be ruled out. She is a phenomenon of sportsman and also humanly. She has achieved so much and so much that if she retires tomorrow she could not complain about the career she has had. And we will have We must be grateful to her for everything she has done for women’s tennis.”

(Quotes translated using Google translate)

Serena Williams won her 23rd Grand Slam in Melbourne in 2017

It’s been a while since Serena has been chasing the record of the great Margaret Court. She is one Major shy of equalling the Australian legend. Even after this lengthy period of drought, one wouldn’t really be surprised if Williams manages to pull another rabbit out of the hat. 

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 17: Serena Williams of the United States plays a shot in her first round match against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland on day two of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The chief of the WTA further added, “If she wins that last Grand Slam and equals Margaret Court’s record, it’s also historic. And this is the positive of it all. That we can’t really lose anything in any case and neither can she. It won’t surprise me if she wins, obviously.”

Coming to tennis, after retiring from the Wimbledon Championships this year, Williams skipped the US Open. It will be interesting to see what her next move will be. We hope to see her on the courts soon again.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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