World No 1 Serena Williams is now at par with Roger Federer with 307 wins in a Grand Slam after she defeated Johanna Larsson in the third round of US Open by 6-2, 6-1.
With this win, Serena has broken Czech-American player Martina Navratilova’s record with her 307th win in a Grand Slam and tied up with Swiss Tennis star Roger Federer, who has the highest number of wins in his name.
“Wow. That’s pretty awesome and honestly what a better place to do it than here, where it all started,” said Williams after her epic win.
“It is actually a really good feeling. To be up there with both men and women is something that’s super rare.”
The African-American tennis star won her first Grand Slam title in 1999 at the age of 17, and since then she hasn’t looked back.
Today, she is an inch closer to break Federer’s record if she manages another win.
Williams will face Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova in round four to ensure her record breaking 308th win in the event.
An exited Serena on Saturday said, “It is actually a really good feeling…To be up there with both men and women is something that’s super rare.”
Serena Williams, who was often compared to her sibling Venus Williams, will now steer a long debate on the difference between men and women sports.
With another win, she is set to become world’s best tennis player be it in male or female category.
Serena Williams is also a trophy away from winning her 23rd Grand Slam singles title. She is hoping to break the tie with Germany’s Steffi Graf and just one title behind Margaret Court who has won 24 Grand Slams. With this Grand Slam win, Serena is looking forward to break the tie with American compatriot Chris Evert who has six US Open titles to her name.