Tennis superstar Serena Williams is already considered one of the greatest players in her sport’s history. But she may soon join the argument as the absolute best, after dominating Russian star Vera Svonareva, 6-3, 6-2, in a match that lasted only 67 minutes, to easily earn her fourth Wimbledon Championship.
The match also marked the 13th grand slam event win in her 15-year professional career, pushing her ahead of tennis legend Billie Jean King.
“Hey, Billie, I got you,” said Williams, during the post match news conference.. “Thirteen is my lucky number.”
King suggested that Serena could very well become the greatest of all time.
“If she keeps going, she could become the greatest,” King told the Los Angeles Times. “In the last two years Serena has made a total commitment to breaking some records. I think she could go quite a long time if she pays the price and stays fit.”
Williams, 28, is currently ranked sixth all time in career Grand Slam wins. She needs 10 more such titles to surpass Steffi Graff for second all-time and 12 to surpass Margaret Court for the most ever.