Serena Williams may be the greatest of all time: Roger Federer
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Serena Williams may be the greatest of all time: Roger Federer

Serena Williams may be the best of all-time, according to another one of the tennis greats in Roger Federer.

tennis Updated: May 24, 2018 21:28 IST
By Tommy Doleman
By Tommy Doleman
Omnisport, London
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Roger Federer expressed his admiration for fellow tennis great Serena Williams in a recent interview.(WireImage)

Roger Federer labelled Serena Williams arguably the greatest player of all-time.

The world number two is currently skipping the clay-court season before preparing for a strong second half of the year.

Williams is preparing to play at the French Open – her first grand slam since having her first child – and is looking to add to her 23 major singles titles.

Federer is two months older than Williams and both have enjoyed similar success, but he reflected on the different paths they had taken.

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“She had a totally different upbringing – I came up through Switzerland with the federation, she did it with her dad and her sister,” he said in an interview with Wall Street Journal.

“It’s an amazing story unto itself and then she became one of the greatest, if not the greatest tennis player of all time.”

He added: “We know (Williams) is all the way up there. I’m probably up there with somebody, somehow. Maybe there’s a group, a best of five, and if you’re in that group, you should be pleased and happy.”

First Published: May 24, 2018 12:50 IST