In preparation for the upcoming European clay court season, including the French Open starting May 24, Serena Williams today arrived at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy/IMG Academy to train with Nick on the campus' clay courts.
"I've known Nick since I was 10 years old," she said. "He's always been a great person and a help for my game."
Williams, who is ranked No. 2 in the world, wants to again find the magic on clay that led her to a French Open singles title in 2002. Meanwhile, the energy on the IMG campus gave her a spark for training.
"It's exciting," she said. "We didn't have anything like when I was growing up. There are going to be some great champions coming out of here in the future."