It was very interesting and exciting to watch the finals of the Slam Final, between Serena Williams (US American) and Bianca Andreescu (Canadian). Of course, the majority of the fans wanted Williams to beat Andreescu, but it was obvious that was not going to happen. Unfortunately, Serena was in bad shape.
At some point I noticed that she was losing confidence in herself, and she continued to play really bad in the first set and the beginning of the second one.
Her servings were fair, but she couldn’t run fast enough to answer Bianca’s volées nor shots. Serena recover mildly in the second set but lost it at the end.
Something I don’t understand is why lately I see tennis players who don’t look in shape or well fit. I am sure that both, Serena Williams and Bianca Andreescu BMI (Body Mass Index) are in the unhealthy range.
I remember the tennis players in the 70’s and 80’s, they were well fit and could run fast to answer the opponent’s ball. Examples: Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Chris Evert Lloyd and others.
Anyways, congratulations to Bianca for her first Gran Slam win 2019 US Open.