For the history. Serena Williams, 39.5 years old, achieved another impressive record: she is the first tennis player, counting women and men, to reach the 90-win mark in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments.. The American, true to her winning lineage, marked another milestone in the sport. And they go…
Owner of 23 Grand Slam titles, with seven in Australia, the youngest of the famous Williams sisters intends to cut the streak of lost Majors finals and be able to tie the all-time high mark, held by Australian Margaret Court, with 24 cups. Even so, on the way he continues to leave a big mark.
Serena defeated Russian Anastasia Potapova, just 19 years old, 7-6 (5) 6-2 and thus achieved her 90th victory at the Australian Open. In this way, the strong American hitter reached at least 90 successes in three of the four Grand Slam, as she accumulates 106 at the US Open, also an absolute record there, and 98 at Wimbledon.
She had arrived in Melbourne with 87 wins in the first Major of the season and with her victory in the third round reached then 90. Only she had the pleasure of having such a mark, which also includes men, with Roger Federer at only one step of copying it.
The Swiss, the same age as Serena, even being a month older, has 89 victories at the US Open and therefore, with another victory in New York, will be able to match the youngest of the Williams. Federer has 102 successes in Australia and 101 at Wimbledon.
With this triumph over Potapova, Serena also reached 360 adding the four Majors, since she has 66 at Roland Garros. Those 360 are all-time highs among women, improving on her own record, while also coming within just two wins of Federer’s 362, which is the men’s and overall record at the Grand Slam.
For this reason, Serena continues at a firm pace and writing, in this case, another unforgettable feat. Far from conforming, as is usual in her, she wants to go for more, without stopping.