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September 11 1999: The day Serena William will never forget

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September 11 1999: The day Serena William will never forget.

Inspiredlovers Serena-OTD-09_11-760x400-1 September 11 1999: The day Serena William will never forget Sports Tennis

The 1999 US Open final between world No 1 Martina Hingis and American rising star Serena Williams had started way before the last Saturday of the tournament. It all began when Richard Williams, father of Venus and Serena, saw that his daughters were in opposite parts of the draw and predicted that they would face each other in the tournament’s final. Irritated by what she took for arrogance, the Swiss harshly said in a press conference: “They (the Williams family)have a big mouth. They always talk a lot. It’s more pressure on them. Whether they can handle it or not, now that’s the question.”

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It wasn’t long before the Williams family replied. The first to respond in his own fashion was Richard, quoted by The New York Times.

”I don’t think there’s more pressure on them. I think pressure is doing what I did, working 9 to 5. I still believe there will be two Williamses in the finals. What Martina said is not a shock. I think she has the right to say what she wants to say. I’m going to ask her for her autograph. I love her. If you see her, tell her I love her.”

His daughter Serena didn’t seem to share her father’s love for Hingis, though. 

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“She’s always been the type of person that…says things, just speaks her mind,” she said. “I guess it has a little bit to do with not having a formal education. But you just have to somehow think more; you have to use your brain a little more in the tennis world.’”

The days went by, and the Williams sisters both advanced to the semi-finals, Hingis facing Venus, whom she had beaten in the final in 1997. When Serena defeated Lindsay Davenport and qualified for the final, pressure increased on Hingis’ shoulders, but although she was down 3-2 in the last set, she eventually prevailed (6-1, 4-6, 6-3) and commented: “They’re three against me. With talking, I can’t beat them. I know that. So I have to try to beat them on the court. That’s all I can do. I don’t want to fight with words. As I said before, I can’t beat them with words. Because the results and the rankings show it all.”

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In the early games of her first Grand Slam final, Williams did not show any signs of nervousness. Helped by her big serve, she kept Hingis in the defensive and hit 19 winners to take the first set, 6-3. 

The Swiss got better at handling Serena’s power in the second set. Hitting more balls on the rise, she started moving Williams around the court and prevented her from dictating the game so outrageously as in the first set. Serena kept attacking as much as possible, and it resulted in very high-level tennis. The American still proved herself stronger until she led 5-3 and obtained two match points on her serve. At this moment, she was suddenly struck by pressure and couldn’t seal her victory, engaging into longer rallies and losing control of the match.

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Soon, Hingis was back and Williams was pushed into a tie-break. In front of an overexcited crowd, the two young women played an outstanding tie-break, which Serena won 7-4, converting her third match point. The youngest of the Williams sisters was the first to claim a Grand Slam title.

In the end, despite the war of words that had been raging all week, Williams and Hingis shook hands and hugged. During the trophy ceremony, Serena felt very emotional.  “I didn’t know what to do – laugh or cry or just scream – so I think I did it all,” she said.

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Charles Leclerc’s anger with Ferrari while ‘Checo’ Pérez escaped him: “Stop talking to me

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Charles Leclerc’s anger with Ferrari while ‘Checo’ Pérez escaped him: “Stop talking to me

Charles Leclerc did not finish the race in Singapore in the best way. He started from pole and ‘Checo’ Pérez passed him at the start. After the safety car caused by Yuki Tsunoda, the Ferrari driver was very close to the Mexican, but could not overtake him on a circuit where it is difficult to do so. After several laps of pursuit, the Monegasque ended up moving away from Pérez, which caused a radio situation that caused him anger.

It was known that the Red Bull would be investigated after the race for not respecting the distance with the safety car. Faced with a possible five-second penalty, the team asked him to push:

Charles Leclerc’s anger with Ferrari while ‘Checo’ Pérez escaped him: “Stop talking to me

“The distance with Pérez is 2.4 seconds. We need to be five seconds behind Pérez.” But Red Bull warned its driver to increase the pace and thus ensure victory in case of a penalty. When Ferrari notified Leclerc of this, the Monegasque replied to his engineer with a forceful “stop talking to me”.

Finally, the FIA ​​did penalize Pérez with five seconds and a reprimand, but the Mexican lengthened the distance with Leclerc by more than seven seconds, so he still won the race.

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The second and third place of the Ferrari added to the debacle of Mercedes (Lewis Hamilton was ninth and George Russell 14th) allows the ‘Scuderia’ to settle in second place in the Constructors’ World Championship.

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New reports have come to light that Red Bull may have committed a minor breach of the financial regulations last year, rather than a material one.

Formula 1’s first budget cap was introduced last year, and it stood at $145 million for the teams to spend on their cars.

There are three categories of breach of the financial regulations, one of which being procedural, whereby a team may fail to submit paperwork, or submits It late.

Williams were fined for this by the FIA earlier on in 2022, and reports came to light last week suggesting that Aston Martin and Red Bull might have overspent last year.

Overspending is split into two more categories – minor and material – and there were suggestions that the Austrian side may have gone over by as much as $10 million.

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This would constitute a material breach, as the threshold is five percent, and such a contravention would leave them at risk of one of the harsher penalties.

Among those punishments is an exclusion from the world championship in question which, in this instance, is that of last year.

There was speculation during last weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix weekend that Max Verstappen was in danger of losing his world title to Sir Lewis Hamilton.

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Red Bull boss, Christian Horner, was outraged by the accusations being aimed at his team, mainly by Ferrari and Mercedes, and he is thought to be considering legal action against what he feels are “defamatory” comments.

Red Bull insist that they did everything by the book.

Certificates of compliance will be handed out on Wednesday, at which point we will know who stayed within the budget cap in 2021.

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Despite having one of the biggest fanbases among current ATP players, the Djoker also has a significant number of critics. However, Djokovic’s magic has never failed to work on little kids. And the same happened when he arrived in Kazakhstan. The Serbian player is yet to play his first match there, but he made time for the little children on the courtside.

He signed autographs for the kids and the bright voices of kids calling out Djokovic’s name lit the whole stadium. The Serbian player has come to Kazakhstan after clinching victory at Tel Aviv.

The Serbian legend made sure to take some time off his training schedule to sign various souvenirs for the kids. They were excited to be around the 21-time Grand Slam champion who made sure to bring a smile to their face. The children were seen calling out Djokovic’s name in the video.

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Apart from that, he also hit some balls with Mike Tyson‘s daughter Milan at the Indian Wells in 2018. She adores him the most, and the opportunity lighted up her confidence.

After being at the farewell of his arch-rival, Roger Federer at the Laver Cup, the Serbian expressed his desire to have a similar retirement. Being around family and close ones is important, but he would also like to be surrounded by his arch-rivals.

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