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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.

RankPlayerTotal Grand SlamsAustralian OpenFrench OpenWimbledonUS Open
1stMargaret Court2411535
2ndSerena Williams237376
3rdSteffi Graf224675
4thRoger Federer206185
5thHelen Wills Moody190487
6thChris Evert182736
7thMartina Navratilova183294
8thRafael Nadal1811223
9thNovak Djokovic157143
10thPete Sampras142075

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 SlamsPlayerAge at last Grand SlamGrand Slam won
1stKen Rosewall37 years and two monthsAustralian Open – 1972
2ndRoger Federer36 years and five monthsAustralian Open – 2018
3rdSerena Williams35 years and four monthsAustralian Open – 2017
4thAndres Gimeno34 years and ten monthsFrench Open – 1972-
5thMartina Navratilova33 years and eight monthsWimbledon – 1990
6thFlavia Pennetta33 years and seven monthsUS Open – 2015
7thRafa Nadal32 years and eleven monthsFrench Open – 2019
8thAndre Agassi32 years and eight monthsAustralian Open – 2003
9thArthur Ashe31 years and eleven monthsWimbledon – 1975
10thVirginia Wade31 years and eleven monthsWimbledon 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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