Tiger Woods Once Had the Highest Order of Appreciation for Tennis Star Serena Williams: ‘She’s Been an Inspiration’

Published 06/30/2022, 9:30 AM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 8, 2022 Tiger Woods of the U.S. on the 4th tee during the second round REUTERS/Mike Blake

Various athletes inspire other fans and help make their respective sport popular. Among these famous sports personalities, one name that probably stands out in tennis is Serena Williams. Moreover, a few years back, Tiger Woods, an inspiring athlete in golf, spoke about the same while praising the legendary tennis player.

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The 15-time major championship winner spoke about the female tennis star in a short clip in 2019. Upper Deck uploaded the clip about the same on January 5, 2019. In the short video, the golf legend spoke about how his friendship with Serena Williams has evolved and strengthened over time.

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At the same time, he also talked about how the 23-time grand slam champion is an inspiration not only for him but for various other fans associated with the sports. The 82-time PGA Tour winner’s words about the tennis sensation will make every Williams fan happy.

Dec 19, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Tiger Woods reacting to Cameron Kuchar draining a long putt on the 17th green during the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament at Grande Lakes Orlando Course. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Moreover, the World Golf Hall of Famer talked about how tough it is to dominate a sport like tennis for a long time. But the American tennis player has been able to do the same for an extended period. Not to forget, Woods is among the top professionals to play golf. At the same time, he is arguably the most outstanding professional to play golf.

Tiger Woods speaks beautiful words for Serena Williams

The 46-year-old spoke about Williams when asked about his friendship with the tennis star. Woods said, “Serena is one of my closest friends and our relationship has evolved into that. And it’s been awesome. And she’s been an inspiration to not only me. But I think everyone else. It’s unbelievable what she’s done and the way she has dominated the game for such a long period of time.”

He added, “That just doesn’t happen in that sport. Just goes to show you how good she is and how talented she is. But I’ve gotten to know her on a personal level. And as I said, she’s one of my close friends.” Moreover, Woods’ words prove the special bond he shares with Serena. At the same time, it also depicts the amount of respect he has for all that Williams has accomplished in her long and illustrious career.

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Woods showcases his fist pumps on the tennis court

The five-time Masters champion does not get charged up only on the golf course, but he has shown his traditional fist pump skills on the tennis court. Woods went to support the Spanish bull Rafael Nadal in the 2019 U.S. Open finals.

Woods attended the event in a suite at Arthur Ashe Stadium with his kids, Sam and Charlie Woods, and his girlfriend, Erica Herman. Moreover, Woods showcased his raw emotions when Nadal registered an emphatic four-set victory in the final.

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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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