Tennis Today: Serena Williams’ ‘intense’ interview and a new £7.5m ‘winner-takes-all’ event

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In Tennis Today, Serena Williams’ interview with The Sunday Project was apparently very ‘intense’ while tennis is set to introduce a new tournament with the winner walking away with £7.5m.

What’s on the site
After a brilliant summer, Novak Djokovic is firmly in the mix for the title of tennis’ GOAT, but Michael Graham believes he shouldn’t just be considered comparable to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the debate, but be ahead of them.

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Serena Williams has received from support from a powerful NBA ally in the wake of the controversial US Open final.

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What’s in the news
The Sunday Project’s interview with Serena Williams is due to air this weekend and host Lisa Wilkinson shared her experience in a Ten Daily blog post, saying once the camera started rolling it was “intense. And enlightening”.

Staying with Serena Williams, we agree with Metro Sport’s George Bellshaw that “Alexis Ohanian is right about sexism stats – but is desired data actually possible?”

We often hear players complaining about the tennis calendar being too congested so what is the best way to solve this problem? That’s right, add another exhibition tournament.

Simon Briggs in Telegraph Sport says the new Majesty Cup will have a “winner takes all pot of £7.5m prize money” with the cash being “supplied by Gerard Pique’s iconoclastic investment group, Kosmos”.

LA Dodgers fan and tennis icon Billie Jean King has become a minority share holders in the MLB team.

“I know it’s real, but it’s not real,” she told the Los Angeles Times in an interview.

What’s on social media
Our Michael Graham may feel Djokovic is the GOAT, but Diego Schartzman doesn’t share his opinion.

 

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The Goat. Envidia sana por favor @lavercup

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Some tennis players posing for cheesy pictures.

 

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#TeamEurope2018 bring the 007 vibes at the #LaverCup Opening Night. @moetchandon

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Mikhail Youzhny’s professional career came to an end as he bowed out of the St Petersburg Open.

And here is the ATP Tour’s send off to The Colonel.

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WTA Korea Open
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