Serena Williams and Roger Federer took tennis into a different stratosphere

Former doubles world number one Rennae Stubbs feels Serena Williams and Roger Federer have elevated the game to “a different stratosphere”. Williams and Federer, who are widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of tennis, also drew attention with their fashion.

Recently, Nick Kyrgios chose Federer as the biggest fashion icon in the game. “I mean, Serena and Roger, really, they embraced the fashion side of tennis as well, you know, with the clothes that they would arrive on court.

They took tennis into a different stratosphere in my opinion,” Stubbs said on the Off The Ball podcast by Sportskeeda.

Stubbs on Williams, Federer retiring at the same time

Williams, 40, retired from the game after this year’s US Open.

On the other hand, 41-year-old Federer is expected to leave professional tennis after the Laver Cup. “But it’s a vacuum they leave. Roger and Serena are so synonymous. It was interesting because I had talked about it with Serena years ago and it was a hunch that they were both retired at the same time.

And look at that, they did it,” Stubbs said in the same. Williams retired with 23 Grand Slams, just one short of Margaret Court’s 24 all-time Majors. On the ATP Tour, Federer finished with 20 Grand Slams – the third largest, just behind Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Stubbs felt that Williams and Federer definitely could have won more Grand Slams under the right circumstances. “With the injuries Roger suffered last year and of course Serena missing a year (while) having her baby and then trying to come back from that.

Certainly, they probably could have won even more Grand Slam titles, both of them,” Stubbs added. In the same interview, Stubbs said Williams had a beautiful send-off and believes Federer will have the same at the Laver Cup in London.

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