Serena withdrew from Wimbledon and the Grand Slam record will have to wait


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Serena withdrew from Wimbledon and the Grand Slam record will have to wait

The (sour) sweet wait. It was not the expected debut for Serena Williams (8th) on the green grass of Wimbledon: in his premiere at the Cathedral, the former world No. 1 could not continue with your meeting against Belarusian tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich (100th) after a slip suffered at the beginning of the game. The 39-year-old American should have retired and therefore the long-awaited record of reaching 24 tournaments Majors it is still elusive.

A new edition began in the All England and everything was hope for the current N ° 8 in the world. The desire to enter the world tennis records as the player with the most Grand Slam tournaments to her credit was the major premise. That brand is owned by Margaret Court with 24 trophies, having been a dominant figure on the women’s circuit in the 1960s and 70s.

The lesser of the Williams claimed his last major trophy at the Australian Open in 2017 (He defeated his sister Venus in the final), which meant 23rd in his record. Total, The American tennis player has won the Australian Open seven times, three Roland Garros, seven Wimbledon and six times the US Open.

In the last 13 editions of Grand Slam, the winner of 73 WTA titles has managed to reach the final in four of them: at Wimbledon 2018 and 2019 and at the Us Open 2018 and 2019, and in all of them she has not been able to lift the winner’s trophy.

The dream of becoming the top champion must continue to await, at least, until next September, when a new edition of the US Open begins.


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