Leisure : Serena Williams to attend Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka match, seems to the longer term
Tennis queen Serena Williams will go from the court docket to court-side, as she prepares to sit at Saturday’s U.S. Open to observe Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka go face to face within the marquee match.
Williams, who beat out Karolina Muchova Friday night time, stated the match between 21-year-old Osaka and 15-year-old Gauff is the “future of girls’s tennis.”
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“I undoubtedly assume it’s the way forward for ladies’s tennis. I’m actually excited to only be a fan lady and sort of watch,” Williams, 37, stated Friday in a post-game interview.
Up subsequent, a match we are able to’t WAIT to observe.
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) August 30, 2019
Osaka defeated Williams within the 2018 U.S. Open remaining for her first profession Grand Slam title. Williams additionally opened up about her ideas on Saturday’s U.S. open between the up-and-coming, Black tennis phenoms.
“I believe it’s tremendous thrilling tennis. Coco is clearly a lot, a lot youthful than Naomi, if you happen to might say that, as a result of Naomi is extremely younger [too]. However it’s stunning to say that Coco is about six years youthful,” Williams stated in an interview, in keeping with the New York Submit.
She continued, “I believe she’s actually fairly cool. I really like her pleasure on the court docket. I don’t know what everybody else thinks. I can solely inform you what I believe. I’m a giant fan of hers. I’ve stated that since Day One. I really like her mother and father. I believe she has a very good household, and I believe it begins there. It makes for a fantastic athlete and a fantastic individual. I believe anybody at 15 enjoying like that, persons are going to be drawn to them. I believe that’s fairly superior.”
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Williams on Sunday is about to face Petra Martic within the fourth spherical. The tennis icon and mom of 1 is now 4 wins away from making historical past and snagging her 24th profession Grand Slam title.
Good luck to all the women on this weekend matches. #BlackGirlMagic