Serena Williams Breaks Navratilova’s Grand-Slam Record

Angela Bronner Helm
Serena Williams serves to Johanna Larsson of Sweden during their 2016 U.S. Open women’s singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on Sept. 3, 2016.

Appearing in a bright and unique fashion ensemble (including hot-pink sleevelets), Serena Williams handily clinched a record-breaking win over Swede Johanna Larson at the U.S. Open on Saturday, 6-2, 6-1.

The victory represented Williams 307th grand-slam title, more than any other woman in the sport, eclipsing Martina Navratilova. She is also now tied with Roger Federer.


Williams has been cheered from the sidelines at this year’s U.S. Open, including by Beyoncé and Jay Z earlier this week and Carmelo Anthony and his family Saturday, and all that good-vibe star power seems to be paying off.

When asked about the historic win, CNN reports, Williams bashfully said, “That’s pretty awesome … what better place to do it than here?” referring to the venue where she claimed her first grand-slam title in 1999.

Of her outfit, Williams, 34, said, “I can say it definitely feels like a Wonder Woman or Superwoman. Like a really powerful, strong character that is strong but yet isn’t afraid to be soft at the same time.”


Sounds like Williams herself. Congrats, Serena!

Read more at CNN.

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