We already know Serena Williams dominates on the court, but did you know she also dominates in the nail salon? "I think she's going to go in pretty confident at this point", Evert said.
And Evert, an 18-time slam victor who will be part of ESPN's coverage of the tournament, believes that ultimately Williams' hefty list of accomplishments will outweigh the few contentious moments in her glittering career.
"I think that her record, the way she was raised and the journey, the path, the route she took to be number one, the family, the whole story is so overwhelming". Serena is seeking a record-equaling 24th Major title. "We all know Serena is very risky when she is fit and healthy".
The 21-year-old Zverev appears the most likely of the younger generation hoping to end the world's top three's domination of grand slams, having beaten Federer and Djokovic at the ATP Tour Finals in London last November.
The legacy of Serena Williams, who next week will compete in her first Grand Slam since her fiery clash with a U.S. Open umpire, will not be harmed by the infamous feud that tarnished the NY final, American great Chris Evert said on Wednesday.
And Evert says the prospect of a fully fit Williams could strike fear into her rivals. "I enjoy Grand Slams the most", she said before last week's Brisbane International. "I actually still really love her". Now she's married, has a child, has a rich life, and can get away from it. "Don't be surprised if you hear about a part-time job I've picked up at a local nail salon", she wrote.
She has also dealt with the off-court attention that tennis stardom brings, joking online with Hollywood heartthrob Michael B. Jordan after revealing to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that she had a crush on him.
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"There's no doubt that was a negative but there's no doubt that also previous year when you look at the bigger picture, the fact that she came back from having a child she was really nowhere near 100 percent and she still made the finals of Wimbledon and the US Open was incredible".
Wozniacki proved she can still compete by winning in Beijing in October but whether she can cope with the gruelling two-week slog of a Grand Slam remains to be seen, and she was bundled out of the Auckland Classic last week in round two.
"She seems to have put it past her which is great for her".