Serena Williams could ‘absolutely win another Slam’ asserts former Slam champion
With uncertainty surrounding 23-time Slam champion Serena Williams, this former top pro backs the legend to claim more should she return.
The 39-year-old is not playing at the US Open, leaving fans wondering when, or even if, they will see her on-court again.
But many are still holding out hope that Serena will add to her tally of Major titles, including 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli.
“It’s the same case as Roger Federer,” Bartoli told Pickswise. “Injuries are putting them on the sideline. The fact that it’s towards the end of their careers is obviously not a good sign for them to come back at their best level.
“Serena still wants to try for next year and therefore she needs to be fully fit. That’s probably why she didn’t want to aggravate the injury she picked up at Roland Garros, and Wimbledon was just a continuation of that injury.”
The world number 22 had played just 13 matches heading into Roland Garros this year. She lost in the fourth round before bowing out in the first round of Wimbledon due to injury.
Serena was eventually forced to forego the US Open, casting doubt on her future.
“She wants to heal first and get ready for the Australian Open,” Bartoli continued.
“She still feels she has a shot to get one or even two more Grand Slams. If she can get fit, she can absolutely do it. She has the tennis for it, it’s just a matter of having your body ready.”
Fans will be hoping to see Serena take to the court again in Melbourne, the scene of her most recent Slam triumph back in 2017.
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