It’s “virtual-time” during this Coronavirus pandemic and Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Venus Williams will be engaged in an interesting competition!
Top tennis stars will pair-up with celebrities in an online tournament (Mario tennis) that will be streamed online on Facebook. Even more important, the $1 million prize will be donated to a charity chosen by the winners.
Serena will team up with Gigi Hadid, Naomi with Haliley Bieber and Venus with Deandre Hopkins, Maria Sharapova will also “come out from retirement” to play with Karlie Kloss
The tournament will start Sunday, May 3rd at 4PM ET.
These are the teams:
- Serena Williams – Gigi Hadid
- Naomi Osaka – Hailey Bieber
- Venus Williams – Deandre Hopkins
- Maria Sharapova – Karlie Kloss
- Kei Nishikori – Steve Aoki
- Madison Keys – Seal
- Taylor Fritz – Addison Rae
- Kevin Anderson – Ryan Tannehill
Are you ready?
Serena Williams’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now the world no.9, the American played her last match on the 8th of February when she lost to Anastasija Sevastova 7-65 3-6 7-64 in the Rubber 4 of the Fed Cup.
Presently, this year Serena Williams has a 8-2 win-loss record. The American clinched 1 title in Auckland.
Naomi Osaka’s ranking and performance in 2020
At the moment ranked no.10, Naomi played her last match on the 7th of February when she lost to Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-0 6-3 in the Rubber 1 of the Fed Cup.
Naomi Osaka’s most significant accomplishment of the year was reaching the semi-finals in Brisbane.
Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka played each other 3 times. The head to head is 2-1 for Osaka. The last time that they competed against each other, Serena Williams won 6-3 6-4 in the quarter in Toronto (Rogers Cup) in August 2019.
In the following video you can watch the highlights.
Venus Williams’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.67, the American played her last match on the 2nd of March when she lost to Karolina Anna Schmiedlova 4-6 6-3 6-2 in the 1st round in Monterrey.