Both Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton grew up with little cash and no household background of their sports activities however with decided fathers pushing them on.
- Last Updated: September 26, 2020, 7:00 PM IST
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Tennis nice Serena Williams expects Lewis Hamilton to overhaul Michael Schumacher as Formula One’s most profitable driver of all time as each she and the Briton chase their very own sporting data.
Williams has her sights on a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title on the French Open whereas six-times world champion Hamilton has his first probability to match Schumacher’s file 91 wins at this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix.
“He is for me the greatest driver that our generation has seen. I’m confident that he will break the record of Michael Schumacher, who was also a fabulous driver,” Williams advised reporters on Saturday.
The pair are long-standing buddies and mutual supporters, and each Serena and her sister Venus have attended grands prix up to now.
As far again as 2016 Hamilton spoke of how he was “mesmerised” by Serena’s achievements as an athlete and impressed by her as a human being.
Both grew up with little cash and no household background of their sports activities however with decided fathers pushing them on.
“Lewis and I are super close. I’ve known him for years. I love that guy. He’s a really good friend of mine. The guy is such a champion, has such a champion’s mindset,” mentioned Williams on the eve of the Roland Garros event.
“I look at what he does training, physically, his job, it’s really no words for it, to be honest.
“Lewis is so intense. If you know anything, even if you’re a fan, you know he lives his life on his sleeve. He’s very emotional. He says what he says,” continued the American. “That’s just who he is. He doesn’t care who you are.
“That’s one thing I’ve grown to really appreciate about him, as well.”