Serena Williams Becomes The Winningest Player In Grand Slam History
Monday afternoon at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams became the winningest player in Grand Slam history, notching her 308th career match win in a major main draw.
After equaling the achievements of Martina Navratilova (306) and Roger Federer (307) earlier in the tournament, Williams used a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Yaroslava Shvedova to secure No. 308 and book herself a spot in the quarterfinals.
It’s there that the No. 1 player in the world and six-time Open champion will face a stern test in No. 5 seed Simona Halep, the 2014 French Open runner up.
“I just feel like I’m going out there doing what I need to do,” Serena told reporters. “I’m not overplaying, I’m not underplaying. I’m just trying to play my way into this tournament.”
Earlier in the afternoon, sister Venus Williams was ousted from the tournament in a dramatic three-set loss to Karolina Pliskova, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(3), meaning the Williams sisters will not meet in the semifinals later this week.