The Madrid Mutua Open tournament director Ion Tiriac is not a fan of Serena Williams. The Romanian proved that again a couple of days ago in an interview to the Romanian site, mentioning Serena’s age and weight and calling her to retire as soon as possible!
Serena finished the previous season just outside the top-10, missing the year-end elite group for the third time in the past four years. Williams did enough to wrap up 2019 in the top-10 despite a light schedule, missing the honor in the season behind us despite giving her best at every tournament.
Serena failed to win a Major title for three consecutive seasons for the first time in a career, waiting for that elusive 24th Major crown since the Australian Open 2017! Giving birth to a child later that year, Williams kept her focus on four notable tournaments in the previous three seasons, reaching back-to-back finals at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018 and 2019 for a strong comeback
It wasn’t to be for the American, though, suffering four painful losses and hoping to make that extra step in 2020. Serena suffered an early loss in Melbourne last January, preparing for Roland Garros and Wimbledon when the coronavirus halted the action between March and August.
Wimbledon had to close the gates for the first time since 1945, and Serena turned the focus on the home Major, seeking the seventh New York title and the first since 2014. Without the partisan crowd to support her, the veteran reached the semis for the 11th straight time, made a strong start against Victoria Azarenka and lost ground to propel the Belarusian into the title clash.
Ion Tiriac spoke about Serena Williams in the negative contest again.
Ready to give it a shot in her beloved Paris, Serena went to Europe and trained at Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, seeking the first Roland Garros title in five years.
The American won the first-round match before withdrawing with an Achilles injury ahead of the Tsvetlana Pironkova clash, missing another chance in the quest for the 24th Major title. The next opportunity should come in Melbourne in February, and Serena is back on the practice court ahead of the Aussie trip.
It is safe to say we will not see Serena at the Madrid Open in 2021, and she also stated that she and Tiriac would have a word in the future, no matter when. “At this age and the weight she is now, she does not move as easily as he did 15 years ago.
Serena was a sensational player. If she had a little decency, she would retire! From all points of view,” Ion Tiriac said
Serena has also returned to win a title in Auckland, but her main goal remains the achievement of the Slam record, still belonging to Margaret Smith. Alexis, co-founder of Reddit, is one of the most famous and popular men on the planet, thanks to his co-created site.
An idyll from which little Olympia Jr was born, who is already following her mother Serena on the tennis courts! Alexis, on his Instagram account, shared a series of photos of the family, with Serena and little Olympia, to thin the unity of their family even after a year as complicated for everyone as 2020.
The couple posed for an impromptu family photo shoot with daughter Alexis Olympia Jr. Williams’ husband captioned the photo: “Business Dad life never stops. Though sometimes it pauses for a family photo. Trying to do the best I can for these two.”
Serena Williams’s husband shares photos of family serenity!
The celebrity couple dressed in cool matching gray, with 37-year-old Ohanian in an edgy gray blazer, and the 23 Grand Slam Williams single title winner, looking stunning in a matching long-sleeved gray dress and stilettos sparkling.
The mother of one accompanied the glam ensemble with soft glam makeup and honey-colored hair, rolled up in waves.
A few days earlier, in a video shared by the American tennis player also on Instagram, Williams slides down a hill of artificial snow. In the caption accompanying the clip, Serena said that it was her daughter who gave her a push down: “Florida snow days by thanks for pushing me @olympiaohanian.”
In the video Alexis Ohanion can be heard cheering on their three-year-old daughter.
The greatests tennis stars on the planet, like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep and all the others, will come back for the upcoming Australian Open 2021, which will be held in Melbourne from 8 February: it will be the most awaited sports event of the first part of the new season.It will be a very spectacualr season, and all of us hope without the problems of the last one, with some presence of the crowd in the courts across the world. Roger Federer, after he said he will not play the Australian Slam, should come back on the court, for the joy of his fans, at the end of February or at the beginning of March.
The new season has yet to begin but there is already a desire to put a disastrous 2020 behind us from all points of view and start the new year with the first Grand Slam of the year in the hope that the pandemic can slowly regress and bring back the planet to live seriously and also allow the world of sport to perform in front of the general crowd.