Serena Williams (Serena Williams, hereinafter referred to as Serena)’s desire to achieve her 24 Grand Slam titles was completely shattered in 2020.
Because of the Achilles tendon injury, before the second round of the French Open women's singles on September 30, 23 Grand Slam champion Serena Williams was forced to withdraw from the 2020 French Open. And his opponent Pironkova in this round of the game directly advanced to the third round without a victory.
In the US Open semi-final against Azarenka not long ago, the Achilles tendon injury has become a problem for Serena. After coming to France, she has been conducting rehabilitation training at Moratoglu Online School, but has not fully recovered yet.
In the second set of the first round of the French Open, Serena revealed that he was limping a little while walking. And before the second round against Pironkova, Serena's injury became more serious.
"I think it's better not to participate in the game with the injury. Once the injury deteriorates, the consequences for me are very serious." Although Serena said before the game that she was looking forward to the game, she said, "I am currently very difficult to walk." This makes Serena have to follow the doctor's instructions to rest for 4 to 6 weeks.
In Serena's career, this is the first time in 14 years that she has missed the Grand Slam women's singles final in a single season.
In the Australian Open in early 2020, Serena lost to China's Golden Flower King Qiang in the third round; in the recent US Open semi-finals, Serena lost to Azarenka; in the French Open, he was injured before the second round. drop out. The French Open's retirement also marks the end of Serena's Grand Slam journey this season.
Serena Williams was born in the United States in 1981. Because she is the sister of the famous Venus Williams, she is usually referred to as "Serena Williams" or "Serena Williams".
In 1995, Serena officially started his career. In January 1998, Serena entered the top 50 world rankings for the first time, and half a year later, her world rankings had already entered the top 20. A year later, Serena defeated Martina Hingis at the 1999 US Open and won her first Grand Slam singles championship of her career.
1995年，Serena正式开始了他的职业生涯。 1998年1月，塞雷娜（Serena）首次进入世界排名前50位，半年后，她的世界排名也进入了前20名。一年后，塞雷娜（Serena）在1999年美国公开赛上击败了玛蒂娜·辛吉斯（Martina Hingis），并赢得了她的首个大奖大满贯是她职业生涯的冠军。
In July 2000, Serena reached the semifinals of singles at Wimbledon. Although he lost to his sister Dawei in the semifinals, the two sisters won the Wimbledon doubles championship with their partner, and they joined hands again in the Sydney Olympics that year. Under the Olympic women's doubles champion.
In the 2002 French Open women's singles final, the big and small Wei sisters once again met in the Grand Slam, and Serena also successfully won his second Grand Slam singles championship. In the same year's Wimbledon women's singles final, Dawei and Dawei met in the Grand Slam final for the third time. Serena once again defeated her sister and won her seven Wimbledon women's singles championships.
At the 2003 Australian Open, Serena once fell behind in the semi-final decisive set, but eventually succeeded in qualifying with 4-6, 6-3, and 7-5. Serena, who advanced to the final, met her sister again and defeated Dawei to win the championship. After successively defeating his own sister, Serena, who was only 22 years old at the time, achieved a brilliant record of the New Year's Eve Grand Slam.
From 2004 to 2008, Xiaowei was troubled by injuries and fell out of the top 100 in the world rankings. And the birth of the famous Russian star Sharapova also made Xiaowei feel pressured. It was not until the 2008 US Open that Serena won the championship with an unmissed record and was able to return to the throne of the world.
Since the U.S. Open in 2014, Serena has remained unbeaten in 28 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments and won 4 consecutive Grand Slam women’s singles titles. Serena also broke the record of the oldest singles championship in a Grand Slam previously held by Navratilova.
In January 2017, the then No. 2 seed Serena Williams once again defeated No. 13 seed Dawei in two straight sets, winning his 7th Australian Open women’s singles championship, and regaining it with 23 Grand Slam titles. The world's number one title.
But due to age, childbirth and injuries to his left knee, Serena has been in poor condition in recent years.
As early as 2003, Serena had surgery on his left knee. Since then, her left knee has become her "Achilles' heel", and it has become more serious with age.
In 2016, Serena said frankly when he lost in the semifinals of the U.S. Open, “My left knee has always been faulty and I cannot move my legs the way I want.” Before the fourth round of the French Open in 2018, Xiaowei Wei also retired due to injury.
After giving birth in 2018, Serena's performance continued to decline. Although Serena Williams has reached the Grand Slam finals four times since his comeback, he has frequently lost in the finals and never won the 24th crown.
But now the 39-year-old Serena Williams still chooses to continue. She said that once she is fully recovered, she will continue to attack the 24 Grand Slam champions.
Xiaowei said: "I like to play tennis, I like the game. Now I feel that I will be able to achieve my goal immediately, which is also the motivation to encourage me to keep going."