The last Australian Open, located in Melbourne, was won by Roger Federer and Serena Williams, the “old number ones”.
The victory of Roger Federer surprised a lot of people yesterday, Sunday 29th of January 2017, in Melbourne against the spanish Rafael Nadal. The swiss defeat him in five sets, closing then, the Australian Open, and winning his fifth Australian Open. With this Grand Slam in his bag, now Roger have won a total of 18 Grand Slams, reaching then, a new record in men’s singles Grand Slams won: another GS more between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer (in favour of Roger of course).
But now is not the time for comparations.I have to say (and all of you will agree with me) that Roger has passed for a very complicated time the last year, with a very problematic injury in his back.”King Roger” wasn’t present in lots of tennis opens because the reason I’ve said right now, and it was a problem for his reputation and ranking in tennis. The last year descent from the number 3 to the number 17. That was a very heavy “kick” in his tennis results. But now it seems he feels better and we hope he will won lots of more Opens.
At the same time, Serena Williams won her 23th Grand Slam, becoming the woman with more GS in single tennis. Serena won the final playing versus her sister Venus Williams. Serena was the player number one during 270 consecutive weeks, but she loses the first place and she was “replaced” by Angelique Kerber. But in this last Grand Slam she has returned to the first place, hope, with wishes to stay there for anothers 270 weeks (to be possible).
Serena is considerated for a lot of people, the better tennis player in the world, and they say the truth.
Serena Williams began playing in the WTA in 1997, when she was very young. In that year Serena started as the number 304 in world ranking, and finished as the number 99; she evolved very fast in her professional career. At the final of the year 1999, Serena reached the top 10, winning then the fourth place in tennis world ranking. In this two years, 2006 and 2007, Serena descent until the 98th place because of a very bad injury. Hopefully, she returned back to the tennis and recovered the 1st place.
We can say, with security, that Serena Williams is now the best tennis player ever in the world, more than Monica Seles, Justine Henin and more other ones. I really like to see Serena while she’s playing tennis and Roger too.
Serena Williams and Roger Federer are the two best players in the world, one of each categories. Thanks for visiting my blog and if you like this article give it a like, you can comment as well. Thanks and until next time.