On Sunday, 31-year-old Serena Williams made history by becoming the oldest woman to lift a singles Grand Slam as she beat Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6/8), 6-1 to claim her 17th singles Grand Slam title. Along with that she has 13 women’s doubles titles and two mixed doubles titles which puts her in the pantheon of greats as far as the woman’s game is concerned. Only Steffi Graff has more singles titles with 22 in the Open Era with Margaret Court holding the all-time record with 24.
Former world number one Serena Williams continued her return to form with a convincing 6-3, 7-6 victory over Czech Lucie Hradecka in the first round of the Cincinnati Open but showed signs of fatigue in her second set.
Serena Williams has only played a handful of matches since her comeback from foot surgery and a life-threatening illness, but that won`t deter her from attempting to reclaim the top spot as soon as possible.