What Record Will Serena Williams Shatter Next?
Like a fine wine, Serena Williams’ tennis game gets better with age. Williams started her professional career in September 1995; since then, she had been a dominant force, racking up Grand Slams, titles, and records. On Wednesday, she tied one of Margaret Court’s records for number of wins at the Australian Open. When Williams beat Vesna Dolonc 6-1, 6-2, she earned her 6oth win at the Open. On Friday, she surpassed that, gaining win number 61 against Daniela Hantuchova.
Taking only an hour and twenty minutes, Williams walked away with a 6-3, 6-3 victory. The next record she can shatter? Lindsay Davenport’s record of 69 main-draw Australian Open matches in the open era.
To top that, all Williams needs to do is show up to her match on Sunday against Ana Ivanovic. It is hard to imagine Williams not being present. She has easily won her previous rounds, despite the scorching temperatures in Melbourne — 102 degrees Fahrenheit during her match with Hantuchova.