WTA: Serena Williams reached the 2nd round
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Serena Williams as a back to success after the Australian semifinal with Naomi Osaka thanks to a clear 6-3 6-2 against Italian very young player Lisa Pigato, thus reaching Katerina Siniakova in the second round of the WTA Parma Open 2021.
In short, no surprise. Despite playing a very good game, the Italian tennis player manages to move the score only on a few occasions. In the second set, with a call to serve to close the match at 5-2, Serena obviously makes no mistake.
The final moment is very sweet, sealed with a hug, with Lisa Pigato who puts the emotion aside and asks for a photo. "She told me that she is only seventeen and that it was her first tournament in her career, I think it was a great experience for her," confessed Serena in the post-match interview.
After the victory of Serena Williams, comes the defeat of Venus. Despite a very good first set (which breaks at the foot of the tie break) the forty-year-old American fails to close the challenge against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.
At the turn of the second and third, she actually collects the misery of four games. At the ATP 250 in Geneva, waiting for Roger Federer's come back, Salvatore Caruso was eliminated on a day-1, heavily affected by the rain.
All quite easy for the American Tennys Sandgren, who with a break per set seals the 6-3 6-4 and reaches Casper Ruud in the second round. To record the victory, needless to say the first in the ATP Tour, of the very young Arthur Cazaux who in three sets knocks down the resistance of his compatriot Adrian Mannarino.
Aljaz Bedene, Yoshito Nishioka and Cameron Norrie pass the first round cut in Lyon.
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According to the most recent numbers of Forbes, Conor McGregor is the athlete who wins the most in the world, between sponsors and matches.
The first athlete in this ranking is martial arts expert Conor McGregor, with earnings of $ 180 million. Followed by footballers Lionel Messi (130M) and Cristiano Ronaldo (120M), Dak Prescott (107.5M), LeBron James (96.5M), Neymar (95M), Roger Federer (90M), Lewis Hamilton (82M) ), Tom Brady (76M) and basketball player Kevin Durant (75M).
According to the most recent numbers from Forbes, Federer is the seventh athlete in the world in terms of earnings between 2020 and 2021: a good 90 million in total, making him the only tennis player in the top 10. A fact that could easily surprise, given that from the Australian Open 2020 to today King Roger has played exclusively one tournament: the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha last March, where he lost to Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarter-finals after returning to success against the British Daniel Evans.
In fact, the vast majority of his income comes from the numerous and profitable sponsors: Rolex, Credit Suisse, ON and Uniqlo, without considering his recent commitments also with Lindt, Barilla, Mercedes-Benz and Switzerland Tourism.
Roger is expected to return to the field in the next few days for the Geneva tournament, which he has never attended. He will follow his engagement at Roland Garros in Paris, where he was absent last year to better prepare for the new 2021 season, in which he will turn 40 years-old.