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30 Aug 2020

Serena Williams still in the race for a Grand Slam singles record!

Serena Williams’s chase for the grand slam singles record of 24 championships held by Margaret Court will not be an easy task. Tennis resumed early this month and to get the best odds for the upcoming games you should open an account on the best betting software VIP-IBC if you do not have one yet. Since the resumption of tennis, this early August following the cessation due to coronavirus pandemic, the 38-year-old tennis legend Serena Williams is back on track and continues her pursuit of the elusive 24th grand slam title.

Despite the fact that she had lost the last four slam finals she appeared in plus the early defeats in her first two events, her long-time coach believes her experience may give her the edge over the younger opponents during this month’s US Open. Patrick Mouratoglou said, "she’ll be competitive," he added also, "we’ve seen Roger Federer being out for six months and winning a grand slam, so those players I think have so much experience, they don’t need so many matches to be competitive."

In spite of her long-time coach support who guided her to 10 major singles championships, Williams has been competitive in her two events back but last week and this week the tennis legend found it difficult to close out matches. Last week was in Lexington where she suffered a surprise quarterfinal and this week at the Western and Southern Open, held at Flushing Meadows where she suffered a third-round exit. In Lexington, she lost to world No. 116, Shelby Rogers, and on Tuesday, she lost to No. 21 Maria Sakkari. Williams told reporters "I had so many opportunities to win, and I have to figure that one out, like how to start winning those matches again. There (are) really no excuses, to be honest."

Undoubtedly, we can say if there is someone capable of bouncing back from a long break then it’s Williams. She suffered a number of serious health issues since turning pro and this includes the long break (almost a year) after winning Wimbledon in 2010, during which she underwent surgery and was also hospitalized for a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.

With the pandemic, the field in New York won’t be as strong as in the previous years as six of the women’s top 10 withdrew because of the virus. We can name the No. 1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia and No. 2 Halep among those who withdrew. Additionally, there is Andreescu, who has still not fully recovered from injury but the strength in the women’s game means that there are still many players capable of winning a grand slam title. The main difference at this year’s US Open will be the absence of fans which is not going to be advantageous especially for Williams who enjoys huge support wherever she goes. Will the tennis legend Serena Williams who won 23 Grand Slam singles titles be able to win a 24th Grand Slam title? Stay in touch with us by checking regularly our news section for sports news.

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