Serena Williams has won everything the game of tennis has to offer but victory at this year’s US Open will hand her two new records.
Williams is currently ranked as the second most successful player of all time, with 23 Grand Slams – just one short of Australian legend Margaret Court.
And a win on home soil in September would push Williams up to joint first and a place in history.
|Rank||Player||Total Grand Slams||Australian Open||French Open||Wimbledon||US Open|
|5th||Helen Wills Moody||19||0||4||8||7|
A Williams win would also see her become the oldest player ever to win a Grand Slam…although victory for Roger Federer in the men’s final would see him take the record – as they both look to overcome Ken Rosewall who was 37 years and two months of age when he won the Australian Open in 1972.
Federer and Williams are already second and third in the oldest players ever to win a Grand Slam.
|Oldest Players to win Grand Slams||Player||Age at last Grand Slam||Grand Slam won|
|1st||Ken Rosewall||37 years and two months||Australian Open – 1972|
|2nd||Roger Federer||36 years and five months||Australian Open – 2018|
|3rd||Serena Williams||35 years and four months||Australian Open – 2017|
|4th||Andres Gimeno||34 years and ten months||French Open – 1972-|
|5th||Martina Navratilova||33 years and eight months||Wimbledon – 1990|
|6th||Flavia Pennetta||33 years and seven months||US Open – 2015|
|7th||Rafa Nadal||32 years and eleven months||French Open – 2019|
|8th||Andre Agassi||32 years and eight months||Australian Open – 2003|
|9th||Arthur Ashe||31 years and eleven months||Wimbledon – 1975|
|10th||Virginia Wade||31 years and eleven months||Wimbledon 1977|
OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “Serena is a true legend of sport, let alone Tennis, but if she could land this US Open title and add these two records to her CV it would only cement her legacy.
“At 37, nearly 38, she does not appear to have too long left at the top so if she is going to win she needs to strike soon, and as favourite surely she will never get a better chance.”
Selected US Open odds:
Serena Williams – 5/1
Simona Halep – 8/1
Ashleigh Barty – 8/1
Naomi Osaka – 10/1
Karolina Pliskova – 12/1
Bianca Andreescu – 14/1
Madison Keys – 14/1
Sofia Kenin – 20/1
Aryna Sabalenka – 25/1
Petra Kvitova – 25/1
Novak Djokovic – 5/4
Rafa Nadal – 10/3
Roger Federer – 7/1
Daniil Medvedev – 12/1
Stefanos Tsitsipas – 28/1
Alexander Zverev – 33/1
Dominic Thiem – 33/1
Nick Kyrgios – 40/1
Stan Wawrinka – 50/1
Marin Cilic – 50/1
Roberto Bautista-Agut – 66/1
*Odds correct at time of writing
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