Chris Evert: ‘Serena Williams can beat my Grand Slam record’

By Lisa-Marie Burrows

According to the former champion Williams could exceed her number of successes

Chris Evert hopes that Serena Williams will win more Grand Slams titles than her. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

According to Chris Evert, the winner of 18 Grand Slams, Serena Williams could end her career with 20 majors.

“I would be very happy if Serena won more Slams than me, I’d like to see her achieve this. If she keeps this motivation and stays in shape I can see that she will keep fighting in tennis lobbies for 2 or 3 years which would see her win 5 or 6 Slams. No disrespect to the other players, but Serena has a little something extra. Azarenka played a great tournament and Sharapova has created a beautiful season but the service of Serena makes a difference. She gets many free points with this shot. If the serve is working the rest of her game benefits from that.”

Evert continues:

“It was very important for Williams to remain calm after all of the difficulites of the last appearances at the U.S. Open. Other years I could not understand why these things occurred in her home tournament and this year she has been very calm and focused.”

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About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including www.tennisgrandstand.com, www.worldtennismagazine.com, www.tennisbloggers.com, www.tennisscoop.co.uk and www.olympictennis.net. Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website www.tennisnewsviews.com where you can read her reports. She can be reached at lburrows@internationalpress.com or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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