By playing the 2018 Australian Open, Serena Williams would seek to equal Margaret Court's 24 Grand Slam titles record. The American player won her 23th Major earlier in 2017, in Melbourne, and next month she will have the chance to write a new page of tennis history again.
In a recent interview to Daily Mail, Court said she is not worried: ‘I don’t lose any sleep over her chasing my records.
I don’t think anybody will break the 62, but the 24 will probably go. Even Federer is on 19.’ Court also commented on her statements against the legalisation of same-sex weddings. 'I have stood up for family and things.
So you get a bit of criticism. I have nothing against people from a homosexual background but they think I hate them and I don’t. I help them to overcome. You renew your mind. As a man thinketh, so is he. I give my beliefs. I believe in freedom of speech but you get very persecuted because of what you say.’ ALSO READ: Nico Rosberg: 'Magical and legendary to watch Roger Federer at Wimbledon' .