Serena Williams is truly the greatest athlete of all time. Among all her achievements, she now holds the record for most grand slam match wins by a woman at 307, just edging out Martina Navratilova at 306. The only player she has to best is none other than Roger Federer, also at 307 grand slam match wins.
Williams is the current Wimbledon champion, after losing in the finals of the French and Australian earlier in the year. Her title count stands at 22 singles grand slams, tied with Steffi Graf for the Open Era record. Only Margaret Court has more at 24 total.
So how did the queen do it? Ms. Williams handily beat Swedish player Johanna Larsson 6-2 6-1 in an evidently one-sided affair. Barely able to match Serena’s power, Larsson lost it in exactly 1 hour. Serena next plays Yaroslava Shvedova in the 4th round.
Regardless of the outcome of that match Serena will always be one of my favorite players and one of the ones who inspired my love for the game. I’ll always root for her on and off court and it’s amazing what she’s doing at the age of 34 on tour, an age when most would have been retired ten years ago. Here’s to the rest of the tournament girl!!!