(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Serena Williams is not prepared to put a number on the haul of majors she might end up winning after claiming her 23rd title with her Australian Open triumph.
Serena, who won her first major at the US Open in 1999, drew level with Graf’s tally of 22 at Wimbledon last year and edged ahead of the German with her 6-4, 6-4 victory over her sister Venus on Rod Laver Arena yesterday.
The 35-year-old is now the most prolific women’s major singles champion of the open era and sits behind only Australia’s Margaret Court on the all-time list.
Serena played vintage tennis at Melbourne Park as she chased her seventh Australian Open over the last two weeks, despite missing the back end of last season with a shoulder injury.
On current form, she would have to be an odds-on favourite to add more titles to her remarkable collection this season but says there is no masterplan.
She said she is in no great hurry to think about an assault on Court’s all-time record. (Foreign Media Reports)