Wimbledon Championships 2021 the Best Chance for Serena Williams and Roger Federer To Win a Slam, Says Legend

Published 06/26/2021, 7:23 AM EDT
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 20: (L-R) Serena Williams of the United States speaks to Roger Federer of Switzerland during the ribbon cutting ceremony on the new Stadium Court at the Hard Rock Stadium, before the first match of the Miami Open on March 20, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)


It’s time for the most prestigious Grand Slam event of the year and players are all set to compete at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. When it comes to the Championships, tennis aces Roger Federer and Serena Williams always attract a lot of attention. The Swiss star has won eight titles and the American asset has bagged seven titles at the event. 

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Recently, tennis legend Mats Wilander spoke on the stakes riding on Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Both players have not won a Major in a while. However, they have come close occasionally. As far as the Swiss ace is concerned, he has his arch-rivals, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic too close for comfort.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 10: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after beating Camila Giorgi of Italy in the ladies’ quarter final at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

The 7-time Grand Slam winner spoke on his topic and said, “One thing we must not forget is Djokovic won at Roland Garros he has 19 Slams and because Roger Federer is getting close to 40 years old and Serena Williams is getting close to 40 years old, we have a situation where Serena wins Wimbledon and we think it is her best chance and winning it this year is a better chance than winning Wimbledon next year. She needs her 24th here in order to tie Margaret Court and be considered the greatest of all time.”

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Stakes high for Serena Williams and Roger Federer

The Swede felt the Wimbledon Championships is the best place for Federer and Williams to go the distance. The American player has been stuck on 23 titles for four years and if she wins, she can equal Court’s record and achieve further greatness. For Federer, he has to stop Djokovic from winning the title, or else he will be tied with him on 20 titles.  

LONDON, ENGLAND: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates a point against Kevin Anderson of South Africa during their Men’s Singles Quarter-Finals match on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The 56-year-old added, “Same with Roger Federer, he has a better chance of winning Wimbledon this year than next year. He has a much better chance to win Wimbledon rather than the US Open, Australian Open, or French Open. Roger needs to win this one if he wants to be about as the GOAT. He has to stop Djokovic on his tracks right here and he needs to get to 21.”

The Championships begin on Monday the 28th of June and will end on Sunday the 11th of July. All eyes will be on the two superstars and it will be interesting to see how things unfold for them. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and 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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