“I Would Lose 6-0, 6-0 in Five Minutes” – Serena Williams on Playing Against Andy Murray

Published 04/09/2020, 12:49 PM EDT
Andy Murray and Serena Williams

The two domains of the sport of tennis, WTA and ATP, are absolutely different from each other. Time and again, there have been comparisons between these two separate spheres of the sport. American tennis icon Serena Williams also weighed in on these constant comparisons.

She took the example when a three-time Grand Slam champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray asked her for an exhibition match. However, she refused as she believed she would fail to win even one game against the Brit.

In 2013, Murray showed his interest to play an exhibition match against Williams. “I’ve never hit with her but she’s obviously an incredible player. It’s happened in the past with Jimmy Connors and Martina Navratilova. How about Las Vegas as a venue?” Murray said.

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Andy Murray and Serena Williams

But on the Late Show with David Letterman, Serena mentioned it was never going to happen. “Actually it’s funny, because Andy Murray, he’s been joking about myself and him playing a match. I’m like, ‘Andy, seriously, are you kidding me?’ For me, men’s tennis and women’s tennis are completely, almost, two separate sports,” Serena Williams said.

“If I were to play Andy Murray, I would lose 6-0, 6-0 in five to six minutes, maybe 10 minutes. No, it’s true. It’s a completely different sport. The men are a lot faster and they serve harder, they hit harder, it’s just a different game.”

“I’m not going to let Andy Murray kill me” – Serena Williams

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The Americana ace Williams is happy to compete in the women’s game and she doesn’t want another ‘Battle of the Sexes’ in the 21st century.

She admires the works of Billie Jean King who established the Women’s Tennis Association. And she’s the one who brought equality in the sport.

Serena Williams

“I love to play women’s tennis. I only want to play girls, because I don’t want to be embarrassed and I would not do the tour, I would not do Billie Jean King any disservice. So Andy, stop it. I’m not going to let you kill me,” Williams added.

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Mahalakshmi Murali

1908 articles

Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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