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Serena looking for historic win on home soil

August 25th, 2019 Home, Media & Journalism, News & Events, Press Release, Tennis

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
1st Margaret Court 24 11 5 3 5
2nd Serena Williams 23 7 3 7 6
3rd Steffi Graf 22 4 6 7 5
4th Roger Federer 20 6 1 8 5
5th Helen Wills Moody 19 0 4 8 7
6th Chris Evert 18 2 7 3 6
7th Martina Navratilova 18 3 2 9 4
8th Rafael Nadal 18 1 12 2 3
9th Novak Djokovic 15 7 1 4 3
10th Pete Sampras 14 2 0 7 5

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:

Ladies Title
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

Mens Title
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

Spokesman Peter Watton is available for further comment or one-on-one interviews on this subject or anything connected with a betting market – for more information please contact press@oddsmonkey.com 

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