When Will the Williams Sisters Retire?

by The Insider on April 7, 2012 · 0 comments

in WTA News

With both sisters ranking and stamina dropping, how long will they attempt to keep playing the WTA Tour?

Venus, the elder of the two sisters fell ill during 2011 and missed the majority of the season, causing her ranking to drop to 103rd in the world. Making her come back at Miami this year, Venus did well to beat reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, but Venus was shaky at best and looked exhausted after playing the first set of her matches. In tennis years Venus is old, an incredible player in her time but her time is up, I hope she competes in the Olympics and then retires from tennis.

Serena Williams is simply an embarrassment to tennis, over the last several years she has put in zero effort and expected to turn up and be the best player at every tournament she plays! Serena hasnt dealt with being overtaken very well, arguments with umpires, lack of respect for her fellow players and unrealistic boasting like “I probably played 20%” We have seen players like Azarenka, Clijsters and Stosur overtake Williams and she cannot take it. Hopefully promising young American talents like McHale and King can start a new generation of women’s tennis in America, a generation that shouldnt include Serena Williams.

While the sisters are able to make finals and semi finals at the moment, what happens when they are falling at quarter finals? If the Williams sisters are still playing professional tennis in 2013, god help American Tennis!

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