Tennis Channel tennis analyst Prakash Amritraj thinks Serena Williams could definitely do well at Wimbledon as he underlines she is an all-time great and knows very well what it takes to win it all at The Championships.
Williams, 40, made her long-awaited comeback to tennis this Tuesday as she and Ons Jabeur defeated Marie Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo 2-6 6-3 13-11 in their Eastbourne doubles opener.
Next week, Williams will play her first singles match in 12 months but Amritraj warns the American can’t be underestimated.
“It is just chills to see her back on the court which is beautiful and as expected, you’re going to see her feel a little bit rusty, not be completely in sync out there and that’s going to take a little bit of time but look, this is all a set up for the big W. You look at all the field in WTA and they just haven’t been there in the manner that Serena Williams has. She is a seven-time champion and has all the kind of experience that you can build up in a couple of lifetimes over there,” Amritraj said on Tennis Channel, as quoted on Sportskeeda.
Amritraj on Williams: Greatness can do what normal people can’t
Williams is a 23-time Grand Slam champion and it is not a secret that she would like to tie Magaret Court’s record of 24 Majors.
Williams has always felt very comfortable at The All England Club and Amritraj says he would never bet against the American at Wimbledon.
This week, top-10 players Paula Badosa and Maria Sakkari admitted they would like to avoid playing Williams at Wimbledon.
“Let’s also look at the history of greatness. All throughout different sports — Tiger Woods’ 2019 Masters, Muhammad Ali’s Rumble in the Jungle, George Foreman when he was 45 against Michael Moorer. Greatness has no age. Greatness can do things that normal people can’t and I’m not going to bet against Serena Williams here. She does need a few things to fall into place — the luck, the draw, her health — but if she gets on a roll, there’s no reason why she can’t walk away with no. 24,” said Amritraj.