Federer, Serena retire; tennis moves on to Alcaraz, Swiatek
The timing of it all hardly could be more symbolic: All within a span of two weeks, Serena Williams plays what is believed to be her last match at age 40, Roger Federer announces he’ll be retiring at 41, Iga Swiatek wins her third Grand Slam title at 21, and Carlos Alcaraz gets his first at 19.
Osaka claims 4th Slam trophy by beating Brady in Australia
Japan's Naomi Osaka holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup defeating United States Jennifer Brady in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Hamish Blair)MELBOURNE – The trouble for Naomi Osaka at Grand Slam tournaments comes in Week 1. She also won the U.S. Open in 2018, and the Australian Open in 2019. Ad“Tonight it wasn’t meant to be,” Brady said after participating in her first Grand Slam final at age 25. 1 Novak Djokovic will be seeking his ninth Australian Open championship and 18th Grand Slam trophy overall.
AP Was There: Seles tops Graf in riveting French Open final
If you play 10-8 in the final set, it definitely is special, she said. Seles was up a service break at 3-1, 4-2 and 5-3 in the final set. The two continued on serve until Seles broke for an 8-7 lead as Graf missed on a short forehand. But Graf broke right back, hitting a perfect backhand drop shot on one point. One or two points really decided it.Seles won $372,896, putting her over the $5 million mark in career earnings.