America’s legendary tennis player Serena Willimas’ childhood coach Rick Macci has called her the ‘best athlete’ ever to hold the racquet.
The 42-year-old is often regarded as the greatest player in the history of women’s singles tennis in the Open era.
Macci, in a post on his official account on the social media platform X — previously known as Twitter — called Serena the best athlete ever to hold the racquet.
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"Serena Williams is the Best athlete by far (to) ever hold the racquet. SPEED POWER QUICKNESS SIZE STRENGTH ALL WRAPPED IN ONE MOBILE AGILE NIMBLE FIREY GOAT. Could do the Splits. OUCH! Broad jump backward on Overhead had everlasting Hang time. GAME SET MATCH SERENA WILLIAMS," he wrote.
Serena ended her illustrious career in September last year after winning as many as 23 Grand Slam titles.
Her most successful competition was the Australian Open and Wimbledon where she lifted the title seven times each.
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Serena’s first major triumph came in 1999 when she lifted the US Open after beating the former world number Switzerland’s Martina Hingis in the final with a score of 6-3, 7-6.
Her last major victory came in 2017 when she lifted the Australian Open after getting the better of her sister Venus Williams in the final with a score of 6-4, 6-4.