“Even if She Never Wins Another One”: Former Top 10 Player Lauds Serena Williams’ Achievements and Influence in Tennis

Published 10/02/2021, 4:19 AM EDT
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND: Serena Williams of the USA thanks the crowd after winning her quarter final match against Laura Siegemund of Germany during day five of the 2020 Women’s ASB Classic at ASB Tennis Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


Tennis queen Serena Williams is inarguably one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Even today, she has more Grand Slam titles than the current WTA Top 20 combined. However, the 40-year-old is also only one major title away from equalling Margaret Court’s all-time most Grand Slam titles record at 24. But can she achieve this feat? For this, fellow American Chanda Rubin gave an appropriate answer.

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Interestingly, former American professionals Zina Garrison and Chanda Rubin started a podcast on Serena Williams. And in agreement with Garrison, Rubin said, “What’s so great about this podcast is that we get to celebrate her even if she never wins another one.”

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But before this, the former World No.6 reinstated the greatness of the 23-time Grand Slam champion. Rubin also detailed how Serena changed the sport.

Why is Serena Williams the greatest of all time?

First and foremost, Chanda Rubin lauded Serena Williams’ achievements in all categories in tennis. Then, she relayed what the tennis world wishes from the tennis champion, to play for many more years to come.

“If she doesn’t win another tournament, what she has accomplished already stands on its own. She has the greatest record in the Open Era. She has singles, majors, doubles, and mixed titles that she’s won. Hopefully, she does keep going so we can enjoy her for a little while longer being in this sport,” Rubin told Rashad Grove from Forbes.

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

Additionally, the retired American professional also opened up on Serena’s influence on the future tennis generation. It is one of the many reasons why she wants the four-time Olympic gold medallist to stick around.

“She’s helped to completely change the game, and we’re seeing the benefits of it just this past US Open with new players coming up who were influenced and inspired by what she’s done. So hopefully, we have it for a little bit longer,” Rubin concluded.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 18, 2021 Japan’s Naomi Osaka with Serena Williams of the U.S. after winning their semi final match REUTERS/Kelly Defina

Is Serena playing at the WTA 1000 Indian Wells 2021?

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Due to a knee injury, Serena retired from Wimbledon in the opening round. Following that, she even had to withdraw from the US Open 2021. And because she is still in recovery, the American professional would not be playing at the upcoming Indian Wells tournament.

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However, Serena will most likely return for the Australian Open 2022. Do you think she will win her long-awaited 24th Grand Slam next year?

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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