“She Wants That Record”- Martina Navratilova On Serena Williams 24th Grand Slam Title Delay


Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams

In recent days, everyone from the tennis world one after another talks about Serena Williams’s 24th singles Grand Slam title. In a row, eighteen times Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova also said that Serena Williams wants to win the record-equalling major tournament title.  

According to Serena Williams’s Grand Slam career, she won every title after one or two finals lost. For the 24th Grand Slam, Serena faced four finals lost in the Championships and the United States championships.

Serena Williams lost to Angelique Kerber, Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep, and Bianca Andreescu in the straight sets at the last four finals’ appearances in 2018 and 2019.

Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams

“Time Is Not Her Friend”- Martina Navratilova

After the childbirth, Serena Williams made finals at the Wimbledon and the US Open twice in a row. But, she did not convert into Grand Slam titles. It has been mounting pressure on Serena for a long time.

However, the nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova explained that the reason for the postponement of Williams’s 24th Grand Slam title.

“Time is not her friend. Yes, she gets to rest but the body is still aging even though she’s resting. I think emotionally it would be really hard to stay motivated and keep your routine,” Navratilova said in an interview with BBC.

Martina Navratilova, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova

“But I know she’s still fired up, she wants that record, she’s been going after it for a while now.”– She concluded.

Notably, Serena Williams has not participated in the tennis tours after 2020 Australian Open third round exit. She has been taking rest in the home for a while. Moreover, Serena has planned to return to tennis at the US Open 2020. It scheduled to begin on 24th August in New York City.    

Read More: “Never Ever Give Up” – Watch: Serena Williams Works Harder For Her 24th Grand Slam

Although, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams are the only Open Era players to have won six major singles titles without the loss of a set.


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