Serena Williams Oozes Confidence as She Casually Puts Her Name Alongside Sporting Legends Like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Lewis Hamilton, and Tiger Woods

Published 08/31/2022, 7:30 AM EDT
Aug 29, 2022; Flushing, NY, USA; Serena Williams of the USA after beating Danka Kovinic of Montenegro on day one of the 2022 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

American tennis legend Serena Williams is going to retire after the ongoing US Open. Serena Williams has joined the list of all-time elite athletes who have transcended their respective sports. The 23-time Grand Slam winner recently named a few of her GOATs. Interestingly, she also included herself on the list.

The 40-year-old earlier declared in her article for Vogue magazine that she has decided to evolve away from tennis. With this, she will end her illustrious career that has stretched for more than 25 years on the professional tour.

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Serena Williams adds herself to the list of GOATs

Speaking about her GOAT list, Serena mentioned the names of Lewis Hamilton, LeBron James, Tiger Woods, and Michael Jordan before she added her own name.

“You can put me in there too,” said Serena. When asked if she belongs in the conversation, the 40-year-old said with a smile, “Ah for sure, hands down.”

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Adding further to the tennis players on her list, she said, “I mean tennis, hello Roger, Rafa, Novak. I mean, those three are legends.”

Serena to face Anett Kontaveit in the second round of the US Open

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Serena Williams was not in great form going into the US Open. In the four matches that she played, the 40-year-old lost in three of them. As she started her campaign in the Arthur Ashe stadium, many would have thought it would be her last match. However, Serena is not finished yet. The former world number played a brilliant first-round match to defeat Danka Kovinić in straight sets.

Tennis – U.S. Open – Flushing Meadows, New York, United States – August 29, 2022 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic REUTERS/Mike Segar

Serena has a clear message. She is going to give it all before she retires. Up next, she will be facing Anett Kontaveit in her second-round encounter. The Estonian made it to the second round after a near-perfect victory against the Romanian Jaqueline Cristian. 

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Serena’s journey might end at any stage of the US Open now. However, the queen of the court will look for a perfect farewell for herself. Can Serena beat all the odds to win her 24th Grand Slam title? Let us know in the comments.

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Gaurav Verma

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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.

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