Forty-something Tiger Woods burns bright inspiring Serena Williams
LONDON: Tiger Woods The remarkable Masters victory this year at the age of 43 serves as inspiration for Serena Williams , who is only three years younger than 40, he said after arriving at his 11th Wimbledon final on Thursday.
Williams, what if she hits her. Simona halep Saturday will be equal to the number of bachelors of Grand Slam of Margaret Court of 24, believes that the technology has helped her to continue being successful even after taking time to have a baby.
The American superstar lost just three games to his 33-year-old semi-final, Barbora Strycova, in a 6-1, 6-2 victory in less than an hour on Thursday.
I think the technology has really changed, said Williams, who at 37 years and 291 days is the oldest Grand Slam finalist of the modern era.
That is the only reason why I can compete.
I feel that if we had this technology 20 years ago, maybe Michael Jordan would still be playing basketball.
I feel we know a lot more about our bodies.
What I do different now than when I was on tour for the first time, is extending my career.
Williams, whose first part of the season was affected by a knee injury, said not only she and Woods enjoyed long runs.
It's not just me, it's Roger (Federer, 37), Tom Brady (the 41-year-old New England Patriots Super Bowl quarterback), Peyton (Manning, the NFL quarterback who won two Super Bowls) during his 18-year career) he played forever.
There are so many athletes now that they can do better and play longer, even play some of their best ways after 30 years.
Those athletes, Tiger obviously, what he did in the Masters, was in my mind.
These athletes are incredibly inspiring. That is something that keeps me moving forward.
Williams, observed by her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, said that despite being proud of what she was accomplishing at her age, she still wanted her mentality when she was younger.
She revealed that she had remembered before her semifinal how she felt when she won her first Wimbledon title by beating her older sister Venus 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 in 2002.
I was trying to take advantage of those emotions, Williams said.
I was very calm I remember that I think I got an ace.
I just remember, I like it, how it is so, so different when you are younger than now.
Williams, whose two-set victory led to 200 sets won at Wimbledon along with Chris Evert on the all-time women's list behind Martina Navratilova (249), says she is in a better mood than when she finished. Even losing in the Wimbledon and US Open finals last year.
Yes, I had to get to those finals, looking back, even being in those two finals last year was amazing, he said.
Now I am in a different place. As if he were calmer.
Instead of having nothing to lose, I feel I have things to lose, but I have nothing to lose either.
It's like I'm in the middle.
However, when the final on Saturday came, Williams said there was no guarantee that it was the youngest and calmest version headed to the Central Court, but the one that added to his victory in the three quarterfinals over Alison. Riske.
Today I was calm, he said. It's a day-to-day basis with me. We all know.
I'm far from perfect.