Goodbye New York
The US Open can easily be the best tournament in the world. Because? Well why not! It has to do with the city, the other sports, and then the courts at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, which are unique.
But it seems that this year was the “farewell” tournament. Several tennis players have decided to end their careers here in New York. On day one, Ajlas Bedene from Slovenia has retired and dreams of being a football agent.
Last night we fired Sam Querrey and Andrea Petkovic. Sam is a player with a powerful serve and forehand. The American hit a career-high No. 11 in February 2018 and holds the record for most consecutive aces in a game (10).
Andrea Petkovic also said goodbye, a German with a lot of personality, who with her dances, her sweetness and her tennis made a lot of noise during her years on the WTA circuit. Petko has won seven titles in his career and reached a ranking high of 9 in 2011. His personality, and especially his Petko dance, will always be missed.
Of course, we can’t forget Serena Williams and all she has done for sports, for women and women of color.
Retiring from tennis is a very difficult thing. Petkovic spoke a lot about his emotions knowing he was going to say goodbye to tennis and how much he cried. I identify a lot with her because it is one of the most difficult decisions. Tennis has been part of our lives for many years. When one chapter ends, a new one begins and we all wish them the best in whatever comes.