Australian Open: Serena Williams In Round Two, Eyes 24th Grand Slam Title

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Serena Williams in Australian Open round two, record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title in sight: After Serena Williams completed her first-round victory by defeating Laura Siegemund on day one of the Australian Open, she claimed to have had “a good start” and further noted that she has plenty of time to reflect on her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. “It was vintage Serena,” she said post-match from the Melbourne Park. 

A 23-time Grand Slam champion, Williams is looking to add another feather to her cap by lifting the Australian Open cup. The 39-year-old has won seven Australian Open titles so far but has failed to win any since 2017. That year she defeated her sister Venus Williams in the final when she was pregnant with daughter Olympia.

On Monday, she played an unparallelled 100th match at the tournament and smashed 16 winners against Germany’s Siegemund in a straight 6-1, 6-1 game in 56 minutes. 

Williams is now aiming for Margaret Court’s record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open: Serena Williams in Australian Open

An injured Williams last week withdrew from the semi-finals of the warm-up Yarra Valley Classic. She has been battling a lingering Achilles injury, first sustained at last year’s US Open. The United States tennis player was playing her first tournament since withdrawing from the French Open before her second-round match last October. 

The 10th seed, competing in her 20th Australian Open, will play Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic in the second round on Wednesday.

Serena Williams was ranked second in Forbes 2020 list of highest-paid female athletes.

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