Video: After French Open Win, Serena Sets Sights on Wimbledon
A three sets victory and a third French Open title later, Serena Williams is now targeting a second ‘Serena Slam’.
A hard fought three sets victory in the final of the French Open and Serena Williams lifted her 20th Grand Slam title on Saturday.
A quick victory ceremony and a change of outfits later, the 33-year-old however already had moved past her campaign on clay. Speaking to the media in the post match conference, Serena spoke of her next target - the Wimbledon.
To complete the ‘Serena Slam’ for the second time in her career, the U.S. Open champion will need to conquer the lush green lawns of the All England Club from June 29-July 12.
For a player who won the first of her 20 grand slam titles way back in 1999, Williams has had to wait until the ripe old age of 33 to claim back-to-back Australian Open and French Open titles.
While that has raised the possibility that she could become the first female since Steffi Graf in 1988 to capture the calendar Grand Slam of all four majors in a single year, the world number one is more interested in what comes next.
“I would never have expected at this time in my career to win three grand slams in a row. This for me is unbelievable,” Williams told reporters after beating Czech Lucie Safarova 6-3 6-7 (2) 6-2 in the French Open final.
“At Wimbledon the monkey is on my back because I have not done well there in a couple of years. Considering how well I have done there for so many years, I now consistently do terrible there so that is the one I really want to do well in.”
Williams has failed to make it past the fourth round in London for the last two years, a shock to the tennis world but not to her.
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