‘Distractions spoil your legacy’ – Chris Evert’s worried remark to young Serena Williams about shattering her tennis dreams

Serena Williams has become the best of the best in tennis. She became an inspiration for the next generation of tennis players. Her tenacity and resilience saw her once again side with Wimbledon.

The player stopped due to injuries. Which not only worried her fans about her career, but also the legendary player Chris Evert. When Williams was just 24 years old, the tennis legend sent the player an open letter advising her to focus more on tennis.

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An Open Letter of Concern and Advice for Serena Williams

Tennis legend Chris Evert, who has won 18 Grand Slam titles herself, was concerned about the player’s suspension. Therefore, she wrote an open letter in the May issue of Tennis magazine to Williamssolves some fundamental problems. She he wrote, “Do you ever think about your place in history? I wonder if 20 years from now you’ll look back on your career and not regret that you didn’t devote yourself 100 percent to tennis.”

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia February 14, 2021 Serena Williams of the United States reacts during her fourth round match against Aryna Sabalenkova of Belarus REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

In addition to tennis, she also focused on her other engagements. Evert stated, “These distractions are spoiling your legacy. Additionally, she recalled a time when she thought Serena Williams was solely focused on her tennis career.

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she stated “You won five of the six Grand Slams you entered in the 2002 and 2003 seasons and looked absolutely dominant in the process. Then you got sidelined by injuries, home projects and indifference and only won one major out of the last seven you played.”

It was a shock for Chris Evert

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Evert reiterated her interest in the player and wished her well. She said, “You’re just too good not to win two Grand Slam titles a year. These are crucial years that you will never get back. Why not devote yourself completely to yourself for the next five years and see what you can achieve?

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2022 Serena Williams of the USA in action during her first round match against France’s Harmony Tan REUTERS/Matthew Childs TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Evert worried that Serena Williams would lose her prime to other distractions. However, the tennis player did not let anything distract her from her tennis endeavors. She took everything else as hobbies and concentrated on her tennis. In 2006, she won seven Grand Slam titles. What’s more, Evert didn’t know that Williams would reach an incredible 23 Grand Slam titles and continue to pursue more.

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‘Not the result I came for’ – Serena Williams delivers heartfelt message after first round defeat at Wimbledon 2022

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Unfortunately, Serena Williams lost to Harmony Tan in the first round Wimbledon 2022. Even if the player loses, her tenacity and resilience will surely bring her back to the court with an amazing performance.

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