Alycia Parks is one of the players to watch in 2023. The American player is having an incredible end to her 2022 after winning the title in Andorra and reaching the final in Angers and being on a 9-matches winning streak.
During a recent interview, the 21-year-old talked about how Serena Williams inspired her. Alycia revealed that her road to professional tennis was very similar to the one described in the movie King Richard. Parks commented:
“When I watched King Richard, there were a lot of scenes…we kind of did it that way too. It was so weird because it was so similar. It felt good at the US Open that I got to hit with both of them. Serena especially, because I look up to Serena.
She’s the GOAT of tennis. What can you do besides look up to her? She’s literally tennis.”
Parks in the Open P2i Angers Arena Loire Angers, ranking, and results in 2022
Now the world no.100 (career-high), Alycia has achieved a compiled 35-30 match record in 2022. Parks is now competing in the Open P2i Angers Arena Loire Angers where she toppled the world no.24 Shuai Zhang 6-2 6-3, the world no.151 Jaqueline Cristian 6-4 6-4, the world no.97 Marketa Vondrousova 6-1 7-63 and the world no.172 Jessika Ponchet 4-6 7-63 6-4.
Alycia Parks will compete against the world no.146 Anna-Lena Friedsam in the final. Their current head to head is 2-0 for Parks.
The American conquered 1 title in 2022 in the Andorra. Alycia was the runner-up in the W60 Rome and in the W60 Arcadia.
Serena Williams in 2022
Currently the world no.320, the American played her last match on the 2nd of September when she was defeated by world no.33 Ajla Tomljanovic 7-5 6-7(4) 6-1 in the 3rd round of the U.S. Open (draw).
At the moment, during this season Serena Williams has a compiled 3-4 win-loss record.
Alycia Parks and Serena Williams have never played each other.