As if it’s a thing that needs Roman numerals. The last time I saw Maria play Serena live, she looked like this:
Did you wake up like dat?
At the 2012 Summer Olympics, there was some lip quivering involved. Then, it was so close yet so far in Miami last year. We all want it to be a rivalry. Two superstars going toe to toe for titles. Dream scenario for the tennis, right? But it’s been 10 years since Maria beat Serena and, judging from their quarterfinal forms earlier today, I don’t think that’s going to change soon.
That said, I am interested to see how Maria approaches this match under new coach, Sven Groeneveld. The Serena Riddle that Poves can’t quite solve has arrived early to test this new partnership.
Photos by Maria Noble