“Her Legacy Is Already Sealed”: Serena Williams Declared the GOAT By Chris Evert

Published 11/08/2021, 4:30 PM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her quarter final match against Romania’s Simona Halep REUTERS/Loren Elliott


23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams injured her leg at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 and has not made a comeback after that incident. Thus, it has been more than four months since fans last saw Serena Williams on the court.

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Unfortunately, Serena Williams could not even complete a single set at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. However, fans are hopeful and believe that she will return to the court as soon as possible. The 23-time Grand Slam champ is never far from the tennis conversations, however, and here’s a look back to when Chris Evert claimed that Serena’s legacy in the sport was forever.

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Chris Evert feels that Serena Williams will always be there in the sport

When Serena was playing her first-round match at the Wimbledon Championships 2021, 18-time Grand Slam winner, Chris Evert, was doing commentary of her match. After she got injured, Evert highlighted that for her, even if Serena would retire, her great legacy would still be there forever.

“To me, her legacy is already sealed,” said Evert while commentating during her match at the Wimbledon Championships 2021.

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Evert hails Serena as the greatest player of all time

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Back then, Evert claimed that even if Serena fails to win her next Grand Slam title and level the Grand Slam tally of Margaret Court, she would still be the greatest player of all time for her. Thus, numbers don’t really matter for Evert but she feels that Serena’s impact on the sport is what separates her from the others.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021. Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning her quarter final match against Romania’s Simona Halep REUTERS/Loren Elliott

“If she never wins another Grand Slam, if she never matches Margaret Court, [it] doesn’t matter. She’s still the greatest,” added the former World No.1 player.

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Even though Serena Williams recently turned 40, fans believe that she still has a lot of tennis left inside her. Her comeback date on the tour is uncertain right now, but fans hope that she will return to the court at the Australian Open 2022. Will she be able to win her 24th Grand Slam title before bidding goodbye to the sport?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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