Record breaking Serena looks unstoppable at the US Open

At age 33, the World No. 1 tennis player, Serena Williams, is on the brink of equalling Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam titles in the Open Era of tennis, completing the calender year Grand Slam, which was last won by Graf in 1988, equalling Chris Evert’s record of four consecutive US Open titles and to top it all, surpass joint six-time US Open winner, Evert, to claim the most US Open, Open Era titles.

We asked South Africa’s “Mr Tennis”, tennis guru, sports administrator and co-owner of the BLD Group of Companies, Bruce Davidson, for his thoughts and this is what he had to say, “Serena in my opinion is arguably the best women’s tennis player of the open era and ranks right up there as one of the best tennis players of all time. Even though at 33, Serena is reaching the “veteran” age in tennis terms, there is in my opinion a lot more to come from the world number one which will take her deep into the record books and back my belief that Serena could be the best women’s tennis player of all time.”

Davidson went on to add that, “I am impressed by the low-key approach Serena is taking to the Grand Slam goal. She seems to be treating this Open like any other tournament, taking pressure off herself. I think Serena has accepted that she will be facing the record books for the rest of her career. I think a massive part of Serena’s success is her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou. He has brought consistency to Serena’s game, given her different goals and changed different elements of her game making Serena a better competitor overall.”

Thanks to Serena Williams, the organisers of the US Open were smiling before the tournament got underway as the Ladies Final was sold out before the Men’s Final this year.

The younger Williams sister has had a terrific 2015 so far, only losing two of her tour matches – to Petra Kvitova and Belinda Bencic.

With only three of the Top 10 Ladies seeded players still in the running for this year’s title, Serena is undoubtedly now the favourite to lift the coveted trophy and re-write the record books again.

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