Serena Williams, the 23 times Grand Slam winner has all her eyes on the upcoming U.S.Open. Additionally, if she wins the tournament, she will equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slams.
While she would have liked it to win in the Wimbledon Open itself, the event was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides, the former world number also thinks that the whole year should have an asterisk.
The American legend returned to the tennis after the resumption. She played at the Top Seed Open, Lexington in Kentucky early this month. However, she was defeated by Shelby Rogers in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
However, the 38-year-old Serena Williams hasn’t had the best of times in the recent finals. She lost to Bianca Andreescu last time at the Flushing Meadows in the final.
Good Opportunity To Win The Tournament In The Absence Of Some Top Players, Including The Defending Champion
Additionally, this might be one of the best opportunities for Serena Williams to win her 24th Grand Slam. A lot of top players have withdrawn their names from the tournament due to the pandemic. The list includes the defending champion Andreescu too. Besides, 6 out of the top 10 players will not be competing in the tournament.
Before playing in the U.S.Open, the younger Williams will be competing in the Western and Southern Open. Additionally, the tournament will start from today.
When she was asked in a media conference ahead of the Western & Southern Open, if the U.S.Open should be marked asterisk in absence of top players, Serena replied, “I don’t really think about it too much. I just feel like I am here. And there are a lot of players that are here. And there is a tremendous amount of people that aren’t here as well.”
Besides, she also added, “It still has to be tennis that’s played, asterisks or not. I think this whole year deserves an asterisk.”