Williams refused to discuss the possibility of getting a Wimbledon Grand Slam, but got through it to win her 6th title. Overjoyed with her feat, she sets eyes on the U.S. Open in New York this September and the evasive calendar Grand Slam. It has been more than 25 years that this feat has not been achieved.
In winning her 6th Wimbledon title, Serena is now part of an exclusive club of women who have won major four titles at the same time. Serena may have a shaky start, but proved that she is still a very strong opponent against the younger Muguruza of Spain. Her triumph over Garbine Muguruza in Wimbledon’s final last Saturday, with a 6-4 6-4 score on Centre Court sets a record in Wimbledon as the first oldest woman (Williams is 33, while Muguruza 21) to win a Grand Slam title. (She is 26 days older when Martina Navratilova won the grand slam.) With this 4th title, she now has a total of 21 Grand Slams, just one title away from Steffi Graf, who had 22.
But the most impressive was winning a Grand Slam title in the same year in Wimbledon, the French, Australian and U.S. Open. The only three grand slammers include Maureen Connolly in 1953, Margaret Court in 1970 and Steffi Graf in 1998, a feat that Serena Williams is almost ready to accomplish. If Serena wins at the U.S. Open this September, she will join the ranks of these women.
It didn’t take long for Serena to think of pursuing a new challenge like all other great champions.
Serena said that she just walk around the court, feeling really happy and peaceful after the interview following her victory. It took only a while that New York dawned on her. She exclaimed, “Oh, man, I’ve won New York three times in a row. I hope this isn’t the year that I go down.”
William’s 21 grand slam titles is really impressive because she was 30 years old when she achieved the eight titles, showing no signs of slowed ability to stop younger opponents.
She admitted that it was not easy for this tournament, but she kept a relaxed disposition, taking time for every match and taking one match at a time. Williams confessed that she learned a lot and that she is capable of doing anything. “Anyone is able to do anything they really set their mind to,” she added.