West Ham United star Michail Antonio paid tribute to the great Serena Williams on International Women’s Day. On March 8th, the West Ham players paid tribute to the inspiring women in their lives. Antonio, who is West Ham’s all-time goalscorer in the English Premier League, was wearing a shirt with Williams’ name on it.
In this way, Antonio – who also represents Jamaica at the international level – paid tribute to the former 23-time Grand Slam champion.
Antonio on the tribute to Williams
“It was great to show our support for International Women’s Day.
I could have chosen several inspiring women, but in the end, I chose Serena Williams as the name of my training jersey. Serena was arguably the best tennis player of her generation, and she really showed what you can do if you focus on something and believe in yourself.
His achievements really speak for themselves. She is such a talented person. I got to see Serena play her sister Venus at Wimbledon a few years back, and it was inspiring to see such a talented athlete in action. She is a role model for many athletes, fans and people everywhere,» Antonio said, according to the club statement.
On the same day, Williams sent out an interesting tweet, revealing that every day he misses racing. However, Williams also suggested that not having to train for at least eight hours a day makes his retirement look better.
«Every day I miss playing and then I think about training 8+ hours a day. It’s not that bad, is it?» Williams tweeted. In August, Williams revealed his plans to end her career as a professional tennis player after the US Open. Williams, who has since turned 41, has never completely closed the doors on a return to tennis. However, Williams has been reluctant to end his retirement and return to professional tennis.