What Made Serena Williams Yell In The French Open 2021?
“C’mon,” and, “Move your feet,” yelled Serena Williams to help her recover in a crucial match of French Open 2021. The 23-time Grand Slam champion found her struggling for the 24th title for which she needed to remind herself how to play tennis.
What was that match?
Serena Williams was playing with Danielle Collins, a fellow American, in the third round of the Roland Garros. She was facing a 4-1 deficit in the second set of 6-4, 6-4 victory when she started yelling to encourage herself.
The 50th-ranked Collins had no answer for the shots played by Williams. The Floridian, who grew up seeing Williams sisters playing tennis, made multiple mistakes. At one point, she dropped her racket and then kicked it in frustration.
Why was the match crucial for Serena Williams?
Serena Williams is looking for the 24th Grand Slam title and she needed three sets to get by Mihaela Buzarnescu but she was at a deficit in the previous round. It is when she had to remind herself who she was and that none can beat her in the game of tennis.
Her determination was visible when she ran after a drop shot and turned it into an opportunity to get a 4-3 lead. Also, her powerful shots surprised and frustrated Collins multiple times.
What did Collins say about Williams?
When finished, both the players smiled and came close to share a friendly embrace at the net. Collins called Williams the greatest player of all time. She said that they all especially American players admired and loved Williams. Also, that it was pretty surreal to play with some who she had been watching since 9 or 10 years of age.
But the most important thing to note in French Open 2021 is that more and more players are quitting the championship. The latest to exit Roland Garros was third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka.