Social distancing measures is causing for
millions throughout North America and Europe to begin feeling on edge. This is
how Serena Williams, one of the most notable tennis legends, expressed how
she’s feeling to social media supporters. Williams was forced into confinement
after the American government implemented social distancing measures. Numerous
athletes and celebrities have created TikTok Accounts during this period,
including the 23-Time Grand Slam Champ. These videos related to Serena’s
daughter and the mother’s concern for her safety.
Speaking to supporters through her recently registered TikTok Account, Serena Williams noted that she’d been implementing social distancing measures for two weeks. Considering that this athlete is often travelling to engaging with the world, her anxiety is slowly rising and prompting an on-edge feeling for Williams. Whenever the tennis champion has been involved with the public for groceries or needed supplies, she’ll glare with anger towards individuals that are sneezing or coughing. Serena Williams did mention that afterwards, she feels guilt, shame and then sadness for the other individual. This person could be slightly sick or infected with the deadly virus.
Williams Impacted with Concern for Daughter
These fears grow tenfold for Serena Williams
whenever her daughter coughs, sneezes or expresses that she has a sore throat.
There’s nothing parents can do during this period for their children, with
Covid-19 having no viable solutions. Unlike the common cold or influenza, which
can be stopped with antibiotics, there’s nothing available to defend ourselves
against the novel coronavirus. Serena Williams believes that this virus won’t
affect her loved ones or herself, with the proper measures being implemented to
ensure overall safety.
Serena expressed that her fears toward Covid-19
grew when the Indian Wells was cancelled. However, she took it lightly to hear
and considered that time off with the family. Once the ATP and WTA Tournaments
were cancelled until May, that’s when Serena knew this was a severe global pandemic
and that protection measures must be implemented to ensure her families safety.
It should be noted that all formal and professional tennis events have been
terminated following Covid-19. Williams believes that we’ll all get through
this and that things will return to normal by summer if everyone practices
social distancing. The chances of this happening are minimal though, with
people often ignoring the rules governed throughout the last few weeks.
Professional Tennis Tournaments have been
postponed globally until April. This follows after the “Association of Tennis
Professional” confirmed through a press conference that a six-week postponement
would follow. This is because of the increasing health concerns regarding the
coronavirus, with the safety of attendees and participants being a significant
priority. That’s why both the ATP Challenger Tour & Regular Tour have been
cancelled until April 27th. This extends to the Women’s Tennis Association and
International Tennis Federation, who both confirmed that postponements would
last until April 20th.
The ATP Chairman noted that this decision wasn’t
taken lightly and that it’s a substantial loss for our supporters. However,
multiple governing associations and professional players agree that this
decision is best to ensure the safety of the overall tennis community. These
safety precautions extend to the general public as well, with this global
pandemic being unprecedented in the modern era. It should be mentioned that
staff were willing to walk off the job if cancellations weren’t implemented,
forcing the hand of the ATP regardless.
Statements from representatives with the ATP expressed that the global nature of Tennis requires international travel, which has been postponed by multiple nations under newly formed restrictions. Were having to continually monitor the situation daily to determine when the ATP Tour, WTA Championship and ITF Tournament can resume. This task has proven to be challenging for multiple sporting associations, including MLS and the Premier League.
The Cancelled Venues
Following the confirmation to cancel professional
matchup’s or tournaments, multiple venues have confirmed their closure. This
includes the events slated for Charleston, Miami, Bogota and Guadalajara.
Middle Eastern tournaments under the ATP Challenger Tour in Kazakhstan was
cancelled on March 14th. This extended to additional matchups under this league
in South Africa. When it applies to the World Tennis Tour, events were cancelled
at the Indian Wells and Monte Carlo.
It’s suspected that all these notable
cancellations will cause significant issues for tournament owners, who will
lose hundreds of millions in respective contract agreements. There are also
substantial concerns that ATP and WTA Players will begin losing access to their
monthly funds, with these competitors earning money from their professional
careers. Neither governing association has provided details on potential
One of the most influential players on professional tennis is struggling with her roads to recovery. This follows after Bianca Andreescu confirmed that she hasn’t returned to a 100% healthy playing condition, forcing her to miss out on upcoming events like the Indian Wells. Multiple supports in the tennis community have expressed their disappointment to this announcement, with Bianca being one of the most exciting players of the last two years. It was October 2019 that supports last saw Andreescu compete at the Indian Wells, where she provided severe competition to her opponents. Five months ago saw a substantial change for this woman, with her experiencing a left-knee injury during the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China.
Bianca Andreescu spoke with reporters through ESPN Tennis. The young Canadian superstar expressed that she’d stepped oddly during a return swing at the WTA Finals. She immediately heard her left-knee crack, with it then being bent inwards. Bianca noted that athletes must listen to their body and understand when it’s reached the maximum limit. This is precisely what Bianca accomplished at that moment, retreating from the court and requesting immediate medical attention. Doctors believe that Andreescu would’ve never played again if she hadn’t implemented this direct strategy.
The Tennis Superstar didn’t anticipate that the road to recovery would be longer than six months. It’s prompting for increasing frustration with this woman, who wants to defend her title and prove that she’s still capable of competing on the professional level. Multiple sporting analysts believe that this left-knee injury will create immeasurable faults in her skillsets, forcing Bianca’s career to be over before it truly began.
The Chances of Returning
The Head Coach for Bianca Andreescu expressed that this young woman doesn’t want to stop. Both Sylvain Bruneau and Bianca Andreescu have been completing her regular training routines throughout the last month. That mean’s they’ve begun re-training this Canadian for her re-emittance into professional tennis. Unfortunately, there isn’t any confirmation when this return will be confirmed. It should be noted that Bianca Andreescu is the most recent competitor to defeat both Venus and Serena Williams, with the Canadian’s performance considered one of the best in tennis history.
Novak Djokovic is back in the news after winning the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships. This followed after he defeated Gael Monfils during the semifinals, indicating that the former champ had returned to his previous greatness. It was once again proven after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas during the finals with 6-3 and 6-4 sets. This marks Novak’s second title this season.
When it applies to his battle with Gael Monfils, it was an unexpected victory that saw bookies shocked with the results. Novak Djokovic was anticipated to lose the semifinals but ended up experiencing tripe-match winning points. The 1st match was at 3-6, then 2nd at 7-6 and the 3rd at 6-1. Sporting analysts mentioned how he competed flawlessly and showed similar form during the finals, enabling Novak Djokovic to acquire a 79th ATP Title. This allows Novak to stand at the number one tennis player in the world.
Djokovic stated publicly: “Yesterday I was one shot away from losing the match, and it could’ve easily happened that I wasn’t here fighting for the trophy today. But this is a sport, and things can turn around very quickly, and I’m thankful for this opportunity. I appreciate this moment. It’s a big win for me.”
When it applies to the finals, Stefanos was the leading contender during the beginning of this series. Novak fought off the formidable display of talent shown by Stefanos, eventually breaking through his defence after what seemed like countless serves. This changed when Novak performed a crosscourt background, enabling him to acquire a lead at 5-3.
The second match in the finals became more complicated with Stefanos coming back against Novak’s lead, showing strike after strike without any break. Within an hour it forced Djokovic to backdown until the 3rd match, where he’d be victorious with a two-over three-match win. This means that after eight games, the almighty Stefanos Tsitsipas will have lost his winning streak. Taking this victory means that Novak Djokovic has taken Dubai five times, with the last time being 2013. He’s three shy from defeating the record holder of Roger Federer.
Charitable donations have become a substantial issue for Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, with the two professional ATP athletes wanting to use their fame to benefit the less fortunate. This was proven again during the “Match in Africa”, which saw more than 50+ thousand viewers, with the added benefit of $3.5 million raised for multiple charities. Joining Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal was Bill Gates and Trevor Noah. These four mean participated in a hysterical doubles match-up, which saw an immediate influx of donations.
Roger Federer was partnered with Bill Gates, with the two men coming victorious over Trevor Noah and Rafael Nadal. This isn’t the first time that Federer and Gates have competed together in a Celebrity event, with the two men previously battling Mike McCready from Pearl Jam and ATP Professional John Isner. Held in Seattle during 2017, this charitable match-up saw donations reaching $2 million. Gates and Federer would meet again in 2018 for a Silicon Valley match-up, which saw $2.5 million raised for charity. This indicates that each respective doubles match played with Gates and Federer sees increasing donations.
Roger Federer spoke about his most recent experiences with Bill Gates. It was noted that Gates brings an overwhelming presence of infectious kindness, which spreads like the coronavirus he donated $100 million towards eradicating. Roger mentioned that there isn’t any level to which Bill Gates won’t assist humanity, with him being the sole reason that 75% of the world’s billionaires have selected to donate their entire fortune before passing away.
These statements continued with Federer mentioning that Gates has a wealth of knowledge, that he’s one of the brightest minds of the millennia and that he’s honoured to know such an influential man. Federer closed his comments by expressing that the support of Bill Gates is unlike anything else you’ve ever seen, and it inspires you to do more for humanity. It should be noted that Tennis is the favourite sport of Bill Gates, with Roger Federer being his favourite player.
Bill Gates Inaccurately Predicted the Coronavirus
Roger Federer mentioned the $100 million donations Bill Gates made towards eradicating the coronavirus. He made this donation after predicting in 2018 that a new disease similar to SARS would potentially kill 30 million people. This was because the influential philanthropist knew of the laboratory environments used by China to harvest deadlier forms of Smallpox and SARS. However, Gates presumed the disease would follow six months after his April 2018 prediction. He also inaccurately predicted the death of 30 million people, with this virus having already been primarily contained on the global stage.
Media representatives and supporters of the British television series, Love Island, were shocked to learn that Caroline Flack passed away. This marks the 3rd death related to the Love Island franchise in two years, with all three killing themselves. The other individuals included Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon, with many claiming that the social pressure of this show forced negative thoughts onto these reality stars.
Caroline Flack is the girlfriend of Lewis Burton, one of the most notable Tennis professionals of the last decade. Burton forced the conversation regarding the ethics of this reality television series, which place significant elements of judgement from global audiences. This pressure surpassed Caroline Flack, forcing her to commit suicide by an overdose of February 15th.
Lewis Burton expressed that his heart is broken since learning about her death, that they both had something special and that he’ll miss her forever. Lewis mentioned that Caroline felt safe with him, but the two couldn’t be together because of legal troubles. Burton finished his statements to reporters by expressing that he’ll always be her baby and that he’ll make her proud every day, ending things off with a simple I love you.
Possible Destructive Relationship
Caroline Fleck has become considerably more famous in her death, with most unaware of the genuine truth behind her relationship with Lewis Burton. Both had a raged-fuel relationship with one another that often resulted in physical assault. Reports from insiders close to the couple indicate that physical violence had occurred multiple times throughout 2019, with the final breaking point coming when she attacks Lewis Burton and assaulted him. Details regarding that assault haven’t been made public by law enforcement. However, it was known that Caroline Fleck was on bail and awaiting court on March 4th. Caroline pleaded not guilty; with law enforcement previous claiming they have video evidence regarding the altercation.
These two individuals broke law enforcement guidelines and continued to speak with each other following Caroline Fleck being arrested. Lewis Burton made their remaining connection public when he sends her a direct message on Valentine’s Day, which centred around their love for each other. Burton claims neither of them had physically assaulted each other, but this wouldn’t follow with Lewis’s history with prior girlfriends. Insider allegations regarding the predatory behaviour of Lewis Burton have been prevalent for 5+ years, indicating that this man has a violent past.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have used their athletic personas to raise millions for charity. This follows after a match in Cape Town, with all proceeds going towards children’s education in nations across Africa. More than fifty thousand individuals attended this event; marking is the highest-record attendance record in tennis history. Subsequently, this substantial presence allowed for three million in charitable funds to be acquired.
Roger Federer spoke with reporters after the event concluded, expressing that is was an honour to play for the 50+ thousand fans tonight. Being one of the best tennis matches in history, it’s suitable that Roger and Rafael competed in Cape Town. It’s a destination that holds numerous memories for all professional athletes in the ATP or WTA. Federer noted to reporters that this matchup was more than tennis but a historical moment that’ll be remembered for decades to come. Considering that Federer is ageing and will inevitably have to retire, he mentioned that Rafael should continue this tradition in the following years. When it applies to Roger, this match marked one of his most significant moments and saw him return to the location where his roots began.
Another historical moment for Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer was that this marked the 1st official ATP match that supported African children. The people of Africa saw the benefits this match could bring, which saw the influx of visitors. Fifty thousand viewers are on par with the UFC or NFL. It’ll be decades before another game like this happens again.
Rafael Nadal expressed to reports that the energy of this matchup was incredible and that his feelings couldn’t be described. Nadal mentioned that this was a lifetime experience that was played for an astonishing crowd in the continent’s best stadium. This isn’t the 1st time that Nadal has experienced courts in South Africa, competing in Children Leagues that travelled to Cape Town. However, this marked the first time he played in the professional environment. It should be noted that Bill Gates, the CEO of Microsoft, matched whatever these men brought it. Subsequently, the children of Africa have received $6 million towards education.
After thirteen days of incredible action between the best athletes in Tennis, the Australian Open Ladies Singles Championship has completed, and Sofia Kenin has come out victorious. Standing at twenty-two years of age, she won her 1st Grand Slam Championship against Garbine Muguruza. Neither one of these women were the expected WTA athletes for this matchup. However, after both displayed formidable mental strength and physical capabilities, they entered the finals. Sofia Kenin has obtained her 4th career title following the 2020 Australian Open.
When it applies to the woman who one the Ladies Doubles Championship at the Australian Open, it was Nikola Mektic and Barbora Krejcikova that acquired this title. It required them to defeat notable WTA athletes, Jamie Murray and Bethanie Sands. Nikola and Barbora performed three incredible sets in the final round. Agnieszka Radwanska would’ve been the partner to Bethanie Sands if it wasn’t for becoming pregnant in 2018. Beth would’ve had a far superior chance at winning this title if she had the partnership of Radwanska.
Potential Outcome for Men’s
The 2020 Australian Open has experienced shocking results that nobody could’ve anticipated. This included Roger Federer being defeated in the Semi-Finals against Novak Djokovic. Nobody expected that these two men would’ve battle throughout the Semi-Finals, with them previously competing in multiple Grand Slam events throughout the last decade. However, after an unfortunate injury affected Roger Federer during the 3rd round matchup against Tennys Sandgres, he didn’t have the capabilities required to defeat the younger Novak Djokovic.
February 2nd marks the final day of the 2020 Australian Open, which will see the final gentlemen’s singles and double’s events take place. Dominic Thiem is competing against Novak Djokovic, with the Grand Slam champion expected to dominate over Dominic. If this matchup follows the unexpected scenarios that did for the women’s, then Thiem would stand victorious against Djokovic. Since the outcome of the lady’s championships, multiple bettors have switched their odds over to Dominic Thiem instead of Novak Djokovic.
When it applies to Novak Djokovic, he’s the defending champion for the Australian Open. Reporters asked this infamous athlete how he felt by defeating Roger Federer. The Swedish tennis professional noted that he carries an exceptional level of respect for Roger, especially when the man stood with a significant knee injury. Novak Djokovic now becomes the 3rd best player in Tennis. He’ll now compete for 1st placement by defeating Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon 2020.
The tennis community has been shocked by the growing pace of Bianca Andreescu, a Canadian athlete under the Women’s Tennis Association. She skyrocketed to popularity after defeating Serena Williams at the 2019 Wimbledon. Bianca has also acquired championship titles at the United States and Australian Open’s. This has allowed for the profits relating to social media to jump drastically for Bianca Andreescu. It’s estimated that she earned $35,000.00 for every social media post made on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Subsequently, Bianca is now the highest-earning athlete under twenty-five when it applies to social media. Individuals like Virat Kohli and Cristiano Ronaldo earn considerably more for posts on Instagram or Facebook, making upwards of $100,000.00. This is the potential profits that Bianca can make in the coming years.
Statistic reports regarding her social media profiles indicate that an average of 97 thousand likes occurs per posting. This extends to more than one thousand comments. All information has been provided from Nielsen Europe, which is operated by Salvatore De Angelis. The Head of Digital Operations at Nielsen Europe expressed that better success on tennis courts allow for increased commercial opportunities for athletes. This doesn’t just apply to the sporting industry but extends to the technology and fashion sectors. Popularity regarding social media is allowing new generations in these fields to earn substantial profits that have never before been seen.
It should be noted that Bianca Andreescu could’ve earned $50,000.00 per social media posting after winning the 2020 Australian Open. Unfortunately, this Canadian athlete was forced to back out of the competition following a significant left-knee injury. There hasn’t been a singular opponent that’s outmatched Bianca, allowing her to retain the 6th Position Ranking in the Woman’s Tennis Association.
Joao Souza Banned for Life
Another surprising headline shocked the tennis community this week. The Tennis Integrity Unit confirmed that Joao Souza from Brazil had been banned from tennis for life. This follows after Souza was convicted for multiple counts of corruption and match-fixing. It’s estimated that this athlete committed several breaches against the code of conduct from 2015 to 2019. This included fixing matches regarding the ITF Futures Tournament and ATP Challenger. Affected nations included the United States, Mexico, Czech Republic and Brazil. Joao Souza has also received a $200,000.00 fine for his illegal actions. Souza should be happy with these results, as upwards of 10-years in prison was applicable in this conviction. He passed by those years by paying the fine immediately.
Venus Williams, the older sister to Serena Williams, has been defeated by Coca Gauff for the second consecutive year. When the 2019 Wimbledon took place, the tennis community became shocked when Coca Gauff defeated Venus Williams. This unknown 15-year old dominated over Williams at the grand slam tournament, with the former queen of tennis being dethroned. Venus wasn’t able to reacquire her vengeance against Coca Gauff at the 2020 Australian Open and history repeated itself with Coca taking victory at a 7-6 and 6-3 against Williams. This young star displayed how far her capabilities have come in the last eight months, and this has led to the competition fearing this formidable woman.
The maturity and athletics displayed by Coca Gauff have been remarkable. It’s the exact opposite of Venus Williams, who comes off aggressive and upset when mistakes are made. The 39-year-old athlete is competing in the Australian Open for the 20th time and cannot strike with the same power that made the Williams famous. The emotional way that Venus was playing allowed for Coca Gauff to implement problem-solving techniques and determining which strategies were required to defeat her opponent. Not many athletes at 15 can achieve this mental warfare which competing.
Previous professional tennis players that were this young are known for being erratic. Improvements in skillsets came after defeats against stronger opponents. It should be noted that figuring out the tactics of an opponent mid-match isn’t easy for any professional, let alone for somebody experiencing the Australian Open for the 1st time. Coco Gauff is currently ranked 67th in the Women’s Tennis Association, with that rank slated to increase with her defeat over Venus.
Venus Williams Failing
Venus Williams has struggled to compete at professional levels in her older age. It’s been two years since she last reached the Australian Open final in Melbourne. Venus is months away from turning forty, with sports analysts determining that age is beginning to factor into her skillsets. Movements have become slow, with her infamous backhand side becoming weak. Williams removed herself from the Brisbane Open after experiencing multiple setbacks. The mental anxiety facing Venus Williams in 2020 in severe, which leads little room for improvement. It’s shocking to see an athlete known for their calm behaviour turn into an aggressive, uncentred athlete.
When it applies to Coca Gauff, she competes next against the Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova. Defeating this competitor would move Gauff up into the third round against Naomi Osaka, the defending champion for the WTA. Winning the Australian Open championship would provide this young athlete with respect, which she deserves amongst fellow WTA opponents.