THEY’RE BACK………..

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07:  Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams of the USA pose with their winners trophies after winning their Ladies? Doubles final match against Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams of the USA pose with their winners trophies after winning their Ladies? Doubles final match against Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

You’d probably have to go to Venus to create a story like this. Well….. that’s exactly what I’m talking about here. Venus….. and Serena Williams. They are the out-of-this–world tennis sensations that have been blazing a trail for the better part of the last two decades.
Both of the Williams sisters won their semifinal matches today at the Australian Open, thereby setting up their historic ninth Grand Slam. The two of them share a home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida so both trophies will be housed under the same roof.
Serena will be vying for her 23rd Grand Slam title (more than anyone else in the open era). Venus will be competing for her eighth. The two of them have more titles than any other active women.
Their last final was at Wimbledon in 2009. That was Venus’ last major final. I love both of these women but I’d really love for Serena to win this one so that she can break Steffi Graf’s record of 22 grand slams. That would put her just one behind the 24 of Margaret Court.
So far Serena has won 6 Australian Open Titles, 3 French Open Titles, 7 Wimbledon Titles, and 6 US Open Titles.
Venus has won 5 Wimbledon Titles and 2 US Open Titles.

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SERENA WILLIAMS: SHE’S BAAAAAAACK!!!

SERENA AGAIN

Bedecked in a hard-to-miss canary yellow, Serena began her quest to defend her Australian Open title.  Her opponent 24 year old, Camila Giorgi wasn’t quite enough to hold off the powerful younger sister of tennis great, Venus Williams.  Serena managed to capture three out of four grand slams in the 2015 season and she certainly seems poised to put on a repeat performance in 2016.  Williams is one grand slam away from tying Steffi Graf’s  historic record. Graf has the most Grand Slams of the Open era with 22.

Serena held off the Italian, Giorgi by beating her in two sets 6-4, 7-5.  I’ll keep you updated on her progress through this tournament.

 

SERENA WINS 20TH MAJOR AT FRENCH OPEN

Williams says No. 20 was about as tough as any of her majors

Hours before American Pharoah ran his way into history with the Triple Crown, Serena Williams inched her way closer to history with her third time win of the French Open.  This was William’s 20th career major win and three major wins away from overtaking Steffi Graff as the best women’s tennis player in the open era.

Serena has had to fight off many opponents to get to this point in her storied career.

”It’s hard. I need to sit down and, like, rank them,” Williams told a small group of reporters Saturday evening after becoming the third player in tennis history to get No. 20. ”This is up there, because I was not at my best.”

She had even considered pulling out of this tournament due to an illness that left her coughing and throwing up during matches.  Williams had to come from behind (2-0) in the third set before taking the last six games.  In four of her other matches, she lost the 1st set before battling back to make it to the finals at Roland Garros.

”Down a break. Down a break. Down a break. Down a break. And I just kept coming back and I kept fighting,” Williams said, reflecting on her circuitous route through the draw. ”I just kept thinking, ‘I’m not going to give up. I’m not going to stop. I’m just going to do the best I can.’ And it just really kind of goes to show that old adage of ‘never give up.”’

If you’ve ever watcher her play, you know that she is a force to be reckoned with for many years to come.  For all intents and purposed, I believe, she is in fact the best women’s tennis player ever.  Only time will tell but from the looks of things, it won’t be much more time before we will know for sure.