With Serena Williams well and truly back on the scene, the American has shown up impressively since the return of competitive tennis. Like many, it looks like the 23-time Grand Slam winner has had her fire re-lit by the enforced downtime caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Having already started to make a big impression so far in the return events, her straight sets destruction of Margarita Gasparyan left fans in no doubt about her return to form and prominence.
A fantastic competitor, Gasparyan fought hard to try and keep pace with Williams but struggled to keep the match competitive for long stretches of the game. Williams tore through her opponent at the US Open, making clear her desire and wish to push for a 24th Grand Slam this year.
Now, she’s got a pretty mouth-watering clash coming up with Sloane Stephens. The All-American clash is sure to be the perfect return to tennis for those who have missed the sport during the many months of lockdown. Having overcome so much challenge and pressure, the US Open has so far started back to much fanfare and positivity.
With Williams looking back to her best, too, it could be an outstanding match-up when she takes on Stephens in a fantastic tie-up in the next round. The match will take place on Saturday, with many predicting the tournament winner will come from this particular match-up given the quality and form of both American participants.