The recent withdrawal of Serena Williams from the US Open threw a series of statistics in the trash and a very curious one is perhaps the one that would make the youngest of the sisters the most proud and that is to take that blessed photo with her daughter Olympia.
Is that they are so few the cases of “Grand Slam champion mothers” that the last date from this same tournament in 2009, the one that gave much of the glory to Juan Martin del Potro, by the hand of Kim Clijsters.
The Belgian returned from a two-year retirement to win the United States Tennis Open against Caroline Wozniacki in the final.
Clijsters had daughter Jada, who was a year and a half at that time, and she became the first mother to win a Grand Slam since 1980, when Ivonne Goolagong Cawley defeated Chris Evert to win the Wimbledon crown.
At the award ceremony, Jada was taken to the court to see her mom and lift the trophy. The first, also, of a lady who wins a Major without being seeded.