We Are Lucky To Witness the Greatness of Serena Williams, Says Former American Player

Published 10/22/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 4, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after winning her third round match against Danielle Rose Collins of the U.S. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier


American tennis legend Serena Williams has been a dominating force in the women’s game. She has broken innumerable records and won titles on multiple occasions all over the globe. Recently, she was praised by former American player Chanda Rubin. 

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The former World No. 6 from the USA spoke highly of Serena Williams and highlighted her greatness. Rubin felt grateful to witness the spectacular aura of the 23-time Grand Slam winner. She stated that she has learnt many things in life due to sports. 

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The former Australian Open doubles champion stated, “I’m so grateful for the traits I’ve learned through playing sports. Absolutely show up just like you all did but I’m also very grateful for those who lifted me up and the opportunities. It was a true belief that I was where I was supposed to be. I was so grateful to have the opportunity to witness somebody like Serena.”

Chanda Rubin likens Serena Williams to former greats 

During her parents’ time, they were huge fans of former American boxer Joe Lewis. He was regarded as one of the greatest and most influential boxers of all time. Rubin compared Joe’s greatness to that of Serena

Serena Williams retires from her first round ladies’ singles match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich on centre court after picking up an injury on day two of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Tuesday June 29, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

The 45-year-old former player further added, “I don’t know about your folks but my mom and dad would talk about greats like Joe Lewis and we can see where we are around Serena Williams. We were here to witness that kind of greatness.”

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Coming to tennis, Williams has not been seen since the Wimbledon exit. After deciding to skip the US Open due to injury, her date of return is yet unknown. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors and hope she steps on the courts soon once 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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