The whole tennis world keeps an eye on the 24th Grand Slams of Serena Williams. Why is the 24th slam so special for Williams and everyone in the tennis sport? If the American won one more Grand Slam title, She would equal the most of all time Margaret Courts(24), who has held the record since 1973. In the meantime, Former World No one played two finals in a row at the Wimbledon and US Open on a record-breaking journey.
In an interview with Laurues.com, the six-time Grand Slam Champion Boris Becker of Germany says: “Can Serena equal Margaret Court? She is past 30 and she’s become a proud mother. I’m sure she would love to play the US Open this year. They call her the Greatest of all Time on the women’s circuit, and she certainly deserves the title.
“Me, being German, I still think of Steffi Graf as our queen, but Serena is certainly, certainly the greatest. Margaret Court is the most successful. Having said that, back in the day they played three of the four majors on grass, so it was easier if you’re comfortable on the grass to win more.”
Notably, Serena Williams crossed the German tennis icon Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam titles after the 2017 Australian Open triumph.
“She’s a role model for all the mothers”- Tennis Legend Boris Becker
The 38-years-old Serena Williams is the mother of two years old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian. After childbirth, Serena has played finals twice in a row at the Wimbledon and US Open. And also, She won the comeback singles title at the 2020 ASB Classic Open, Auckland.
“I’m sure Serena wants to reach 24, I think that’s the reason she’s playing” You know, she’s a role model for all the mothers out there who are professionally involved in sport. As long as she wants to play, I think she can win. So as long as Serena is good enough to reach a final, she’s good enough to win.
“Having said that, the young generation won’t sleep. You know once you are in a final you’re not playing the name, you’re playing the title. That was Bianca Andreescu at the US Open final or Simone Halep in Wimbledon last year. They didn’t play the name.” Boris Becker added.