Tennis world are through to a tough time now with Roger Federer’s retirement issue already. Meanwhile, Serena Williams’ struggle appears to surface again. One distinguished pattern to take into consideration in this regard is that, Serena and Roger they both are just greats the sport had to offer.
Serena Williams undeniably one of the greatest ever to dominate on the tennis court, only second to Margaret Court in terms of collecting the titles who collected 24 Grand Slams. But, as we say age is just a number, we can also say Grand Slam winning is too. As, there are many who do not have that much grand slam victory but still are great. Many thinks Serena is the best in the history. With this on the way, we by no means are not even trying to belittle the contribution of Margaret Court for the sport.
Roger had this injury issue that made him suffer quite a lot. Even there was an incident that roger came to play a final match with an injury, but, the dedication was so pure that he did not mention of his injury just so the opponent do not seem to enjoy it properly.
Greats are like this, and speaking of greats we are to reveal Serena’s struggle that she had to undergo almost for the whole part of her illustrious career.
Serena sustained multiple injuries during her 27-year-long career, including a leg injury at the Wimbledon Championship, that required her to pull out from tennis for an entire year. Serena also sustained her knee injury at the beginning of her career and had blood clots issues during the birth of her daughter Olympia.
However, this queen of comebacks bravely overcame her obstacles and mesmerized the fans with her record-breaking plays. This time, Serena discloses her migraine problem that left her suffering through excruciating pain.
During an interview in 2020, Serena revealed her migraine problem, which cost her many Grand Slam titles. Previously, Serena did not reveal this disease as this is not some knee injury that everyone can see.
She highlighted the generic response of the people when the injury is not evident. For these types of injuries, “you can’t really say, ‘Oh, Dad, I have a migraine. I’m going to stop playing,” since people will just advise you to toughen up.
She also refrained from revealing this problem to the press, as it would seem like she was just giving excuses. Despite her excruciating pain, she had to figure out a way to work through it and push herself through it.
For sure, with the recent retirement of this renowned tennis player, we could all feel a hole in the world of tennis.