Serena Williams' record-tying Grand Slam road includes Naomi Osaka

Jo Caldwell
January 11, 2019

That loss left Williams, who also lost in the Wimbledon final past year, short of matching Margaret Court's marker of 24 grand slam titles, a record the American has another chance of equalling in Melbourne over the next fortnight.

Australia's Samantha Stosur, who won the 2011 US Open, praised the way Osaka was handling stardom and predicted more success for the youngster.

Wozniacki also has a question mark over her fitness after the 28-year-old Dane revealed her battle with rheumatoid arthritis last October, but has since claimed that she has learnt to live with it.

Simona Halep will get an opportunity for revenge against Kaia Kanepi when they meet again in the first round of the Australian Open.

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Williams trails only Margaret Court in that category, and she came painfully close to tying her record past year in at Wimbledon and the US Open, losing in the final of both events to Angelique Kerber and Naomi Osaka, respectively.

As far as the final match is concerned, in-form Angelique Kerber of Germany could be Williams' opponent.

"It's yet another chapter in the incredible story of Serena Williams", ESPN tennis analyst and former professional Patrick McEnroe said about Williams' U.S. Open episode.

"In general, it's about her offensive game", Rittner told Deutsche Welle of the three-time Grand Slam champion who lost an agonising, breathless semi-final 9-7 in the final set to Halep in Melbourne previous year.

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Defending champion Wozniacki, who broke through for her maiden Grand Slam title with victory over Halep in last year's final, is in line to face former victor Maria Sharapova in a mouth-watering third round showdown.

"I feel like if there's one thing I should be able to do it's draw a tennis ball", the Olympic gold medalist, 37, explained. My mother was anxious and said if she was in my place she would stop and just enjoy life. After vocally expressing her discontent with the officiating and calling chair umpire Carlos Ramos a "liar" and a "thief", Williams was assessed a game-losing code violation in the third set, eventually falling to Osaka and triggering the rage of the crowd.

In her comeback year, she reached the finals of both Wimbledon and the US Open.

Yet she appears to have put the emotional turmoil experienced in NY behind her and is revelling in her status as standard bearer for the next generation of women's players.

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Australia Open is slated to be held from January 14 to 27 in Melbourne, Australia. I will have a few more years of tennis and then I want to improve in other ways.

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