Did they tell you that new mom Serena Williams was making a comeback? They were wrong! She’s making a strong statement as she pushes for her 8th Wimbledon championship that she didn’t go anywhere, and so is not making a comeback, and is still the queen on tennis.
Despite much criticism surrounding the Wimbledon organizers decision to name 7-time Wimbledon champion and all-time great, Serena Williams as the 25th seed in the tournament (after initially receiving a ranking of 181st following her return to the game after the birth of her first child just 10 months ago), Serena has proven just why the Wimbledon organizers did what they did.
Of the top 10 ranked women in the tournament only 2 of them remain as we enter round 4 of play: Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova. And of course, 181st ranked new mom Serena Williams is still there. So far in this tournament a lot of top players have gone down, but not Serena. Though only ranked 25th this go-around, every match she’s played each opponent has brought her A-game. Whether Serena’s coming back from a baby, sickness, or surgery, nothing has stopped her from being the best. What makes her great? Everyone always gives her their best and greatest game, “so [she has] to be greater”, she says.
Her dominance in pursuit of her 8th Wimbledon title proves that she is as much a force as ever. At 36 years old, a new mother – she is showing the world how it’s done and reminding us that she is a savage – in case you hadn’t heard.
Will Serena remain victorious and win her 8th Wimbledon against the odds? Let us know what you think in the comments below!