Hantuchova: "Serena Williams can get the Slam record at the Australian Open 2021!"


Hantuchova: "Serena Williams can get the Slam record at the Australian Open 2021!"

Serena Williams won her last Grand Slam title in 2017 at the Australian Open by beating her sister Venus in the final in two sets. Since that time, the American champion has played 4 other Grand Slam finals, two at Wimbledon and two at the US Open, but she has never managed to lift the trophy on the sky of London and New York.

Also, on all four occasions, Serena Williams didn't even win a set. Margaret Smith Court's 24 Slam hunt has certainly played a decisive role in recent years and pressure can sometimes affect the performance of even the best tennis players of all time.

Despite everything, Patrick Mouratoglou has always reiterated that his client will fight to the end to reach great goals. He said: "It is a failure for her not to win a Grand Slam tournament, so we are disappointed. We have to face reality, but she is convinced she can do it, otherwise she wouldn't be on the tennis courts yet.

We both believe we can do important things. It's not that far away, but we have to change some things."

Hantuchova believes in Serena Williams

Daniela Hantuchova, former world number 5, talked about the future of Serena Williams in an interview with Tennis365.

She said: "Every time Serena enters a tournament, she has a chance to win. I think the next Australian Open could be her best chance. She doesn't have the same pressure in this tournament as he does when playing Wimbledon and the US Open.

She can focus solely on his tennis. If there is one event in which she can achieve this record, perhaps it is Melbourne. Hopefully everyone can play and the quarantine problem will be solved. There have been so many different winners and unexpected results this season that it is impossible to predict for 2021.

It was hard not to be impressed with Iga Swiatek's performance at Roland Garros. The way she played reminded me of Martina Hingis. She moves really well on the court, she has incredible timing on the ball, she hits cleanly. She is certainly one of the tennis players to follow and keep an eye on.

Even Simona Halep can have a great season after all that has happened." This season, Serena won a WTA title after three years since last time (just the Australian Open won in Melbourne in 2017 - ed.), the ASB Classic in Auckland, where she defeated Jessica Pegula in straight sets. It was her 73rd career title.

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