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^^^ Well I'm glad she is admitting that nerves play a role in this. Hopefully she has them in check today.
 

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Serena Williams' husband Alexis Ohanian spoke to espnW about how his life has changed since when he got married to the 23-time Grand Slam winner and they became parents of a two-year-old daughter called Olympia. Ohanian wrote: "I have to support my family in a way that makes sense for our needs.

There's a hunger that comes after weeks of being in relative isolation with your partner and baby [after the child is born]. Then there's all of the sleep deprivation that comes with it. For both partners, it's incredibly useful to have flexibility when getting back into work.

Even if for no other reason than the nourishment that you can get from being able to work. I am fortunate because I love the work that I do, it's a nice grounding of normalcy when everything else had been turned upside down."

Ohanian and Williams travel around the world with Olympia for several months a year. Serena plays a very light tournaments schedule and she is once again set to skip the WTA Finals, making her return to the competition only in January 2020 at the ASB Classic in Auckland.

"It's a constant struggle", admitted the Reddit Co-Founder. "Even now, with our daughter being 2, it's a constant struggle to try to feel like I'm showing up enough for her and my wife. I know my wife feels the same way. This is the new normal", concluded Ohanian who is a famous businessman.
https://www.tennisworldusa.org/tennis/news/Serena_Williams/77678/serena-williams-husband-with-our-daughter-it-s-a-constant-struggle-/
 

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Serena Williams believes that her success and longevity are not because of her power and tennis, but also because of her hard work. Serena wanted to turn off some criticism, saying: "A lot of players or a lot of coaches tell me that Serena is so lucky.
She doesn't train. She just shows up and wins matches. God, if I could do that, I would. Oh, I would do it. Unfortunately, that's not the case. I think the older you get, the more fit you have to get to continue competing. I'm excited about it because I love being fit."

Serena can count on a big weapon like the serve. "The older I get, the better I serve, I feel, and the more ‑ not I rely on it ‑ but the more I like to hit aces. But in my whole career, I've hit a lot of aces throughout the tournaments and stuff.
I don't know how it got better. I really don't know. It's not like I go home and I work on baskets and baskets of serves. Maybe it's a natural shot for me."
Serena was also asked about one loss from what she learned the most: "In 1998 I played Sanchez in the French Open, and I really believe I should have won that match.
I was up, and I didn't take a chance. That's life in general. Sometimes you have to take chances."
 

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Serena Williams has won yet another Athlete of the Decade award - this time in a poll by British broadcaster Sky Sports. The 23-time grand Slam champion finished ahead of F1 racer Lewis Hamilton and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in the poll.
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic finished sixth in the poll. Below is the list - including the citation for Serena and Novak. 1. Serena Williams (Tennis) Tennis Queen Serena Williams not only dominated the women's game in the 2000s but she has continued to lead the way on the international sporting landscape as a mother, icon, and leader.
She has collected 12 of her 23 Grand Slam titles after 2010, last winning a major title at the Australian Open in 2017, while being eight-weeks pregnant. Williams has also been runner-up in seven major finals and despite being stuck on 23 Grand Slams, the 38-year-old is proof age is just a number as she continues to try and equal Margaret Court's all-time record.
She has finished as world No 1 in six out of the last 10 years, dropping outside of the top 10 just once during that time. Williams, who has been coached by Patrick Mouratoglou for the past seven years, has also completed the career 'Golden Slam' by holding all four majors as well as Olympics singles gold. Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf and Rafael Nadal are the only other players to have done it.

The irresistible Williams also completed her second 'Serena Slam' (winning all four Grand Slams in a row) by winning the 2015 Wimbledon title against Garbine Muguruza. Serena continues to prove her stunning resilience, fighting spirit, and winning mentality at the highest level.
One thing is for sure, we are privileged to have watched Williams dominate the women's landscape in a golden era of tennis.
2. Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1)
3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Footbalr)
4. Leo Messi (Football)
5. Floyd Mayweather (Boxing)
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Novak Djokovic (Tennis)
Since 2010, Novak Djokovic has been the dominant force in men's tennis, winning a remarkable 62 ATP tournaments. He is relentless in his pursuit of greatness. His extreme elasticity, combined with his steely determination to win at all costs makes him the ultimate competitor.
In the past 10 years Djokovic has won six Australian Open titles, five Wimbledon crowns, three US Open titles and one French Open in 2016. He holds 16 Grand Slam titles in total and at 32 he could conceivably overtake both Rafael Nadal (19) and Roger Federer (20) by the time he calls time on his career.
He became world No 1 for the first time in July 2011 and held that position in a long stretch from July 2014 until October 2016. Djokovic held top spot as recently as October 2019 and he has Pete Sampras (286 weeks) and all-time record-holder Roger Federer (310 weeks) firmly in his sights.
He went 80-38 against top-five players during this decade and 10-5 against No 1-ranked players. Djokovic, who has spoken of his desire to end his career as the statistically most successful player in history, has also won 29 Masters 1000 titles as well as four end-of-season ATP Finals crowns in London.
He's arguably the greatest hard-court player of all time, and the last 10 years has shown us exactly why, winning 45 out of those 62 titles on his favourite surface. 7. Usain Bolt (Athletics)
8. Tom Brady (NFL)
9. Lebron James (NBA)
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Simone Biles (Gymnastics)
11. Michael Phelps (Swimming)
12. Katie Taylor (Boxing)
13. Richie McCaw (Rugby)
14. Chris Froome (Cycling)
15. Michael van Gerwen (Darts)
16. Marta (Football)
17. Ronda Rousey (UFC)
18. Virat Kohli (Cricket)
19. Allyson Felix (Athletics)
20. Rory Mcllroy (Golf)
 

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An Essential Pick: Serena Williams Announces a Prominent Partnership with Amazon


Serena Williams is one of the greatest female tennis players of all time; winning more major titles than any other competitor in history, Serena has cemented her place as a dominant force in the world of tennis. Outside of being an insurmountable tennis player, Serena is a loving mother to her daughter Olympia, a caring and devoted wife to her husband Alexis, and a successful entrepreneur. Opening her self-named clothing brand that has seen an immeasurable amount of success since its inception, Serena knows all too well what it takes to be successful. Keeping this in mind, Serena has collaborated with Amazon to reveal a list of essential items that she will be “adding to her cart” in 2020.

In a campaign that Amazon has concocted, a few noteworthy athletes and celebrities have chosen a unique set of items, from fitness to nutrition, that is essential to their daily lives. Simply known as items that they have been “adding to their cart,” the likes of Chris Pratt, Gabrielle Union, and Rob Gronkowski have all teamed up with Amazon and have chosen items they use consistently throughout their busy and hectic lives. A few of Serena’s essential picks include Powerbeats Pro, a Magnetic Elliptical, a series of workout supplements and vitamins, a Vibrating Foam Roller, and a Massage Gun. Take a full look at Serenas essential picks here. Happy New Year!
 

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About Auckland doubles with Caroline Wozniacki :)

Wozniacki will also form part of a marquee pairing in the doubles draw, when she teams with another former World No.1, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams.

"I’m just really excited to have this opportunity to play with [Serena]," said Wozniacki. "I started off my career playing doubles with [Serena's sister] Venus, and I get to finish off my career playing with Serena. It doesn't get much better than that. I’m really excited for it."

In her own media conference, Williams added: "It's going to be great. I'm really looking forward to that. We're really good friends, as well. She's one of my best friends. We've never shared the same side of the court together, so it's going to be cool."

In the first round on Monday, Wozniacki and Williams will face the Japanese pairing of Nao Hibino and Makoto Ninomiya.

"It's definitely special to play with her in this doubles," Williams continued. "I'm going to miss her immensely. I'm going to be an emotional wreck in Melbourne."
 

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