Andy Murray acknowledged that Serena Williams has accomplished some pretty impressive things, adding that the American definitely deserves a good send-off. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, is retiring after this year’s US Open.
Williams begins her final tournament playing Danka Kovinic in the first round. «I don’t think what she achieves at the US Open doesn’t really feel like history to me,» Murray said, via Tennis Majors.
“I mean, she’s barely played the last few years, really. So I think the expectations for her career should be very low. But I do think that the celebration of her career and what she has accomplished should be very, very high.
When I first found out about it, I was sad about it, but at the same time, I think she would also probably want this week to be about all that she’s accomplished and have a really good send-off, like being more of a celebration than being really upset because is the end».
Murray: Serena, Venus Williams have had a huge impact on the sport
Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, also paid his respects to seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams. “I think she and Venus (Williams) have had a huge impact on the sport.
I mean, they’ve made Oscar-winning movies about their careers, which I think is pretty rare in all of sports, really. But I mean, she’s so much bigger than just tennis. She is a true global sports superstar pretty much everywhere, pretty much everywhere she goes.
And I think she will become the greatest player of all time, in my opinion,» added Murray. Venus will also compete at the US Open. In the first round of the US Open, Venus will play Alison van Uytvanck. Venus Williams has not done no announcement, but some think he might retire after the US Open.