‘I’m not giving up,’ Serena Williams still optimistic about her chances to win ‘Magical’ 24th major

American legend Serena Williams speaks up about winning a long-awaited 24th major on comeback.

Serena Williams
Serena Williams

Serena Williams is probably one of the greatest players to have played the sport. She was meant for greatness from the very start and is till date, a genetic freak. Many even consider her to the greatest player in tennis history – both Men’s and Women’s sides included. She has 23 grand slam titles to her name and is just 1 shy of equalling Margaret Court’s record of 24 majors.

Serena, who hasn’t won a grand slam since the 2017 Australian Open, has played 4 major finals in 2018 and 2019 but that 24th grand slam has eluded the American. In an interview with CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour, Serena spoke about getting back on tour and also answered whether she is still gunning for the 24th slam.

When asked whether she is still committed in beating Court’s 24 major record, Serena said that she is only committed to herself as of now. She added that she still trains and plays tennis, but her modus operandi currently is focussing on herself.

“I’m committed to me right now. I love tennis and I love what I do but right now, I’ve to commit to me and what does that me, I don’t know. I still play tennis obviously and I still train but I think I’m the kind of person who is like, ‘I think I am still 30-32’. That’s the way I look at it,” Serena said.

She then said that she should’ve already surpassed Court given the number of opportunities she’s had and at the end optimistically said that she ain’t giving up. “I haven’t yet done it, but yeah, I should’ve had it, I’ve had many opportunities. To answer your question, I’m not giving up,” she said.

Can Serena Williams realistically win another major?

Serena Williams
Serena Williams

Serena Williams is currently out of action and is under recovery. She got injured in the first round of Wimbledon 2021 and hasn’t played competitive tennis ever since. She hasn’t officially said anything about her return but it is anticipated that it’ll take a couple more months for her to be back on court.

Serena, who is currently 40, has achieved almost everything that the sport has to offer. Many believe that she is playing tennis just to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 major titles. But given her age, it will be very difficult for her to comeback from an injury and win a grand slam title.

She has dropped outside the Top 200 of the world and it won’t be anything less than a miracle if she wins a grand slam from here. Having said that, Wimbledon will be her best bet to win given the nature of the court.

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