“Unbelievably Precise”: Tennis Legend Lauds Serena Williams After Her 3R Win at French Open 2021

Published 06/05/2021, 6:16 AM EDT
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


World No.8 Serena Williams recently sealed her spot in the pre-quarters of the French Open 2021. The 39-year-old played some top-class tennis against Danielle Rose Collins in the third round and crushed her in straight sets. The final scoreline of the match was 6-4, 6-4.

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In a recent interview, tennis legend Mats Wilander praised Serena Williams a lot after her recent performance at Roland Garros 2021. He believes that even though Serena faced some trouble in the second set, she adjusted her tactics quite well to bounce back in the match.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021. Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first-round match against Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

“Serena is playing really well. This was a tough match. She’s hitting the ball well, she’s moving well. She adjusted her tactics a little bit. So, a really good performance,” said Wilander in the interview.

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Before the French Open 2021, many experts predicted that Williams wouldn’t go beyond the second round at the French Open 2021. However, with her clinical performances on the court lately, she has again proved that why she is the ‘Queen of Tennis’.

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Mats Wilander explains how Serena Williams defeated Danielle Rose Collins

Wilander highlighted that despite going through many challenges, Serena was able to finish the match in straight sets. He even cited the reason for the same.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021. Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first-round match against Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

“I think she stepped into the court a little bit. She started hitting a little bit harder. She went after the returns the way Serena Williams does… The power is incredible. She hits the ball very clean at the moment and if she does play well like this, I think it helps her a little bit- that it’s on the clay court because she gets a little bit extra time… Her serves were unbelievably precise as well. So, really really great performance,” added the former World No.1 player.

After a poor start to her clay-court season, Williams has finally found her momentum. She has a golden chance of even winning the French Open 2021 title now as six of the top 10 WTA players are already out of the competition.

Serena Williams will next face Elena Rybakina in the pre-quarters of Roland Garros 2021. Will she be able to win her 24th Grand Slam title in Paris this year?

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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 500 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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