For Serena Williams in Toronto, the one against Belinda Bencic was obviously her last career match in Canada: after the interlude in Cincinnati, it will therefore be the turn of the final catwalk in New York where the Queen has won 6 of her 23 career Slam titles.
The latest in 2014. Serena explained her feelings: "There have been many emotions that I have experienced in the last few days. Also tonight for example. Obviously I love this tournament and I have always loved playing here during my match.
I would have liked to have been more competitive tonight of course, but the truth is that Belinda just played better than me. As I have already explained in my letter. Here I lived some incredible moments, I love this field and I love this crows.
I will come back, I promise you, even if only as a tourist. I've played and won some great games here in Canada, even a crazy game here against Belinda a few years ago. Right now I am immensely grateful to be here in front of you all and to be able to tell you these things.
Thank you for everything you have done for me." So the story between Serena Williams and the Canada Open ends: the American, champion in 2001, 2011 and 2013, will now play the tournament. of CIncinnati and above all the Us Open.
Her defeat, widely anticipated and widely predictable, did not prevent her from stealing the show and saying goodbye to the entire crowd. Fresh from her first victory in the WTA Tour after more than fourteen months, against the Spanish Nuna Parrizas-Diaz, Serena Williams sadly gives way to Belinda Bencic in the final part of the day in Toronto.
All easy for the Tokyo 2020 gold medal who manages the face in an extraordinarily orderly manner and takes advantage of all the difficulties of the very American champion, obviously conditioned by a not flawless physical condition and a performance in prolonged exchanges that is not exactly flawless.
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