“Don’t Think I Am in the Position to Give Advice” – Serena Williams Congratulates Max Verstappen on Winning the Monaco Grand Prix

Published 05/23/2021, 12:21 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 23: Serena Williams of the United States talks to the media at a press conference after losing her quarter final match against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during day 10 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)


Former world number one and 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams, who struggled to perform on the red dirt this year, is hoping to create a solid impact at the French Open that starts next week.

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The legendary American player attended the Monaco Grand Prix earlier today with her husband Alexis Ohanian. Serena also got a chance to wave the chequered flag, indicating the end of race. Max Verstappen won the grand prix.

AUGUST 14: Serena Williams serves during her match against Shelby Rogers during Top Seed Open – Day 5 at the Top Seed Tennis Club on August 14, 2020 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Serena Williams attended the Monaco Grand Prix earlier today

After the race, Serena was interviewed along with Verstappen. The American expressed her excitement in attending the event and congratulated all the racers.

It’s such an amazing grand prix and it’s such a fantastic honor to be here as a fan and see such incredible athletes,” sai Serena.

The American also mentioned her preparations for the upcoming French Open. Despite a couple of tough losses, Serena remained optimistic about her chances in Paris.

We’re all training really, really hard. It’s always good to see amazing athletes and congratulations to (Max), so it’s always good to see and just be inspired really”, Serena explained.

Don’t think I am in the position to give advice in this arena:  Serena

Also, the veteran tennis player remained extremely humble when asked if she would like to give any advice to Max Verstappen.

I don’t think I am in the position to give advice right now in this arena. But, um, just good job to all the racers. I think everyone did really well”,  concluded the American.

Serena Williams looks to win her 24th grand slam title at Roland Garros. With the ever-rising competition on the WTA tour, the American’s chances of winning another major title are getting harder and harder.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball during her Women’s Singles semifinal match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Day Eleven of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

But, the experience of Serena to steer through difficult moments is what made her legendary. If the American can survive the initial round challenges, she can go deep in the tournament.

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Last year in Paris, Serena withdrew from her second-round contest against Tsvetana Pironkova due to Achilles tendon injury.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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