"She's literally tennis" - Alycia Parks talks Serena Williams influence

"She's literally tennis" - Alycia Parks talks Serena Williams influence

by Balasz Virag

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Alycia Parks is an up-and-coming tennis player who strongly resembles Serena Williams due to the way she plays and she was heavily inspired by the American.

Parks just triumphed in a challenger competition in Andorra, solidifying her status as a player with a tremendous skill who will undoubtedly accomplish great things in the near future. She showed glimpses of her talent on a few occasions this year, including when she pushed Ons Jabeur in Berlin.

"When I watched King Richard, there were a lot of scenes [that felt familiar]. We kind of did it that way too. It was so weird because it was so similar," said Parks when discussing Williams whom she admired growing up.

Williams gave Parks a chance to hit with her and it was an unforgetabble expereince for her:

"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 had quite a unique journey in her career which she explained:

"We didn't do the junior route because at the time, I was growing throughout juniors. I would always have knee problems and my dad wanted to prevent injuries. Just train and get ready for the pros. So that's what we did and here I am now."


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