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Serena Williams eyes surpassing Steffi Graf in grand slam records

The 34-year-old US superstar has already matched Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22 Grand Slam single titles, all she is eyeing now is the US Open title which is scheduled to begin from Wednesday, 31st August, 2016. If she wins, she will again make a mark in the history with most grand slams wins. However, her early exit from Rio Olympics in singles & doubles title was a shocker for her as well.

The current no. 1 has won 6 US Open titles and is a home favorite to rise up to the occasion. She certainly will be getting tough fight from the world no. 2 Angelique Kerber from Germany, world no. 3 Garbine Muguruza from Spain and from her sister Venus Williams who is currently world no. 6 in the ranking. She will start her journey for the US Open’16 to rewrite the history. As this is the last Grand Slam of the year, Serena have to wait for next year to break Australian Margaret 24 Grand Slam records.

Throughout her career she has been the queen of grass and hard court. There were circumstances when she was shown the door by many good players but she stood to the moment since she was playing as 3 yrs old. With career singles titles of 71 and 22 major titles Serena is the most successful player of all. In her Wimbledon 2016 she was defeated by Angelique Kerber in straight set but this wasn’t end of her career.

If Serena falters in this US Open, though this is tough to speculate right now but other players may rise up to the world no. 1 to commence a new era of tennis. With her shoulder injury, Serena is not much a threat to other players but you can’t just ignore her class on the base of an injury. She has all the capabilities and experience to come down winning even if she is straight set down. Let’s hope that Serena is born to make and break records and this US Open will be worth watching.