Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top women.
Serena Williams will begin her historic quest for Grand Slam glory on Monday night with her first-round match at the US Open.
Fans this year have a chance to witness history, as Serena Williams is trying to become the first Grand Slam winner since Steffi Graf in 1988.
Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, withdrawing on the eve of the tournament because of a lingering right leg injury.
There are sure to be tests for Williams if she is going to win seven matches over two weeks once play begins in Flushing Meadows on Monday.
Serena Williams could face Maria Sharapova for her second straight major semifinal as she seeks to complete the Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.
Serena Williams is trying to ignore “the elephant in the room” ahead of the U.S. Open.
Top-ranked Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open.
“I’m so ready for New York,” Williams said after winning the women’s Cincinnati title on Sunday. “Let’s go, right?”
The 33-year-old American has played just one competitive match since August 2013 as he’s dealt with anxiety issues.
After winning titles again on Wimbledon’s grass, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams showed they can cut a rug, too.
Williams defeated Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon final in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.
Williams maintained her 11-year dominance over Maria Sharapova, beating the Russian 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday to reach her eighth Wimbledon championship match and 25th career Grand Slam final.
In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena Williams dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, 6-3 on Centre Court in 1 hour, 8 minutes.
Down 3-1 to a qualifier on the first day of Wimbledon, Serena Williams was not about to drop the opening set as she did four times during her run to the French Open title.