The search for the Grand Slam 24 moves from the continent to Serena Williams. Her defeat in the US Open semifinals to Victoria Azarenka did not blow up her expectations of always going for more.
Margaret Court’s record will have to wait: “It’s obviously disappointing. I have the same impression as other times, that I have been close but I could have done better, “he said before assuring that he will play Roland Garros in a few days. “Yes, of course I will be in Paris.”
She reached 106 wins at Flushing Meadows, making her the most successful tennis player in this tournament and, despite not being seen hugging a trophy for quite some time, at 38 years old, she continues to break records and on her way to becoming considered the best player of all time.
All 23 Majors and four Olympic gold medals (Open Era record) make Patrick Mouratoglou the only player in history to have completed the Golden Slam (Majors and JJOO) in singles and doubles.
Another of the superlative records of the North American is the money that has been collected throughout her career in prize money. In total, she has earned more than 97 million dollars which, by far, makes her the tennis player with the most money earned and in total she is only surpassed by Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, who exceeded the 100 million barrier.
On July 15, 2002, at just 20 years old, she reached the top of the WTA ranking. Eight years later she would achieve the same milestone but in doubles mode thanks to the 14 Grand Slam tournaments she accumulated (all with her sister Venus).
Her 319 weeks at the top of the ranking place her on the podium of the players who have been the most in that position, only behind Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova.
Serena, in addition, is the owner of the record for the fastest serve in the history of the WTA circuit: her service of 222 km / h at the Australian Open leaves her alone in that item.
The mission of the Michigan-born in this United States Open is clear: to take her 24th Grand Slam trophy, her first as a mother, and thus be able to continue adding more numbers to a career that is a dream.
In a couple of weeks, Paris will be the place where perhaps you can fulfill another of your dreams.