Serena Williams Wins 308th Career Match, Makes History

Serena Williams reacts after defeating Yaroslava Shvedova at the U.S. Open in New York City on Sept. 5, 2016.

Serena Williams made history Monday afternoon at the U.S. Open after snatching her 308th career match win to become the winningest player in grand-slam history, USA Today reports.

As the report notes, Williams first matched the records of Martina Navratilova, who has 306 career match wins, and of Roger Federer, who has 307, before making her way to the head of the pack after a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Yaroslava Shvedova to make history and secure a spot in the U.S. Open quarterfinals.


"I just feel like I'm going out there doing what I need to do," Williams said. "I'm not overplaying, I'm not underplaying. I'm just trying to play my way into this tournament."

“This is where it all started, so it’s always magical for me,” Williams said while on court. “But 308 sounds pretty good.”

If Williams wins the tournament, it would bring her total of grand-slam singles titles to 23, breaking her tie with Steffi Graf—both of whom have the most major wins by a tennis player, with 22 under their belts. Williams would also break her six-title tie with Chris Evert for most U.S. Open titles won.

Read more at USA Today.

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