Serena Williams won the Australian Open in January. At a Friday news conference ahead of a Fed Cup tiebreaker between Romania and Great Britain, Nastase, a former men’s world No. 1, said the following about Williams: “Let’s see what color it has. On Monday, Williams addressed the comments in a note posted to Instagram.
Andy Murray is of the view that maintaining his world number one ranking in tennis will only get tougher with the current level of competition in the game. The 29-year-old, who is taking part in the Barcelona Open, became world number one for the first time at the end of 2016 as he ended the year with 24 consecutive wins. "I'm happy to be fit and healthy again and hopefully I can start to play some good tennis again soon," Murray told BBC Sport.
Aside from the opportunity to try and beat her, there aren't too many players who want to face Hobart junior Carla Jewell. The No. 1 singles player for the Brickies can serve people off the court. Armed with four serves — a kicker, top spin, slice and flat — Jewell causes headaches for opponents who have no idea which one is headed their way. "I like surprising my opponents,'' Jewell said. "I always give them a different shot. Every ball has a different spin. Every ball I hit has a purpose and they're not always the same. "I don't want my opponent to know which strength I favor. I want them to always be trying to guess what my next shot will be, or what type of ball I'm going to hit.'' Jewell