American and twenty three time Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams has indicated that female tennis players ‘love Andy Murray’ as he has “spoken up for women’s issues”.
The seven time Wimbledon champion who set an open era record of 23 Grand Slam titles after winning the Australian Open in January when she beat her elder sister in the final was all full of praise for the Brit and world number one, Andy Murray.
Murray corrected a journalist who asked him in a news conference that his opponent, Sam Querrey was the first American player to reach the semi finals since 2009 saying ” it is a male player”, referring to the 12 Grand Slams won by Serena Williams over that period.
This sparked Serena who announced that she will miss the rest of the season due to pregnancy telling ESPN show The Six that; “That is who he is and what we love about him”.
The 35 year old continued; “I do not think there is a woman player who is not totally supportive of Andy Murray”. “He has spoken up for women’s issues and women’s rights, especially in tennis, forever. He has done it again”.
“He has such a wonderful mother, who has been such a strong figure in his life and he has done so much for us on our tour. We love Andy Murray”, the world number four indicated.
Adding her voice to Serena’s comments was Andy Murray’s mother who reiterated; “Andy is a great advocate for women’s tennis”.
“Having had female coaches for most of his formative years has helped as well. But he does his bit to help the girls”, she added.