American tennis star John Isner thinks Serena Williams belongs on the Mount Rushmore of sports. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, will retire from professional tennis after this year’s US Open. Williams is widely regarded as one of the greatest players not just in the history of tennis, but in the entire history of the sport.
Isner believes that Williams is in the league of Michael Jordan, Roger Federer and Wayne Gretzky. «I think tennis is going to miss Serena’s presence a lot. But I think the good thing about Serena is that she will always be close to her.
She’s an incredible athlete and she’s going to be just as popular when she’s done with tennis as she was when she was playing,» Isner said on Tennis Channel. the sport.
She will be missed. Fans, colleagues and everyone will miss seeing her compete.»
Isner and Williams meet their US Open first-round opponents
On Thursday, the US Open unveiled the men’s and women’s draws.
In the first round, Isner faces a qualifier. Meanwhile, Williams drew Danka Kovinic. Kovinic has not played well in recent months as he has lost his last five matches. Pam Shriver, a former American tennis star, feels that Kovinic is a good first-round matchup for Williams.
«Serena Williams’ 1st round opponent Kovinic has won 4 games in her last 4 sets played. Kovinic is much better on clay, where at Roland Garros she pushed Iga in a 3rd round loss. Serena has won more matches since Wimbledon than Kovinic.
This is as good a first round as Serena could get,» Shriver tweeted. Williams is just 1-3 since starting her season at Wimbledon. It remains to be seen how far Williams can go in her final US Open campaign.