The announcement of Serena Williams orphaned the US Open. Because he joined Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal And, in this way, three of its iconic winners will not be in the 2021 edition.
The Knights also ended their seasons due to injuries. Not much else is known about the American, but one fact is irrefutable: It will be the first time since 1997, nearly a quarter century ago, that Flushing Meadows will be played without at least one of the three.
Williams, like Federer and Nadal, is one of the greatest champions in tennis history. Although the possibility of winning the 24th Grand Slam title in singles that would tie Margaret Court’s record, nothing can overshadow those enormous numbers that go up to 23.
Serena will turn 40 next month and her rankings rank outside of the Top 20. His only title in the last four and a half years came at a lower-tier event in Auckland, New Zealand, in January 2020. Also, his last Grand Slam trophy dates from January 2017 at the Australian Open., defeating his sister, Venus Williams.
Time takes its toll. It happens for everyone. For Williams it is an hourglass turned upside down. Only she has the chance to stop it.