Multiple champion of tournaments of “Grand slam” of Serena Williams spoke warmly of his relationship with the Russian tennis-player Svetlana Kuznetsova. The American admitted that he believes that his good friend.

“She’s my good friend and a great player. I like to compete with strong opponents from the first rounds of tournaments, — quoted Williams Jr. to RIA Novosti. – Check your hand at a serious level – there is no better way to start the competition. I really adore and love her. Because of this, I would like to play with it later – after all, someone will have to finish playing in the tournament.”

Williams and Kuznetsova in the draw were determined opponents in the first round of the tournament in New Zealand. Their face-to-face match will take place on the seventh of January.