Serena Williams Ready For AO 2022

Elizabeth Wagner - 13 Nov 2021

Serena Williams recently made an entire studio audience jump for joy when she announced during an interview that she’ll be more than ready to compete in next year’s Australian Open.

After an injury sustained during the first round at Wimbledon, followed a complete US Open miss, Williams said this week she expects to be back and completely recovered from her hamstring injury by the time the first Grand Slam of 2022 rolls around in January next year.

Williams said the injury had been a particularly painful affair and one that seemed as though it was going to last forever. She said it’s a great relief that the injury seems to be healing so well.

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AO A Big Playground For Williams

The Australian Open remains one of the biggest tournaments of the US star’s career. She’s won an incredible 7 singles titles in Melbourne.

The tournament also happens to be the last Grand Slam won by Williams. That was in 2017 when she triumphed over sister Venus Williams in riveting 6/4, 6/4 final.

But it had been a special win for the younger of the two sisters – and for more reasons than one – as the victory also marked the 23rd major singles victory of her career, a record achievement that saw her surpass the legendary Steffi Graff for the most single trophies won during the sport’s Open Era.

Still – Williams should not have to claim a 24th Grand Slam title for the world to regard what she has managed to achieve as truly historic, said agent Jill Smother during a recent interview.

A 24th Grand Slam win will see the star equalize the legendary Margaret Court’s long-standing record for the most Grand Slams won by a women’s player.

Williams The Undisputed Best

For Williams, the deciding factor will likely be how she personally feels about Margaret Court’s record.

Court secured many of her major titles before the year tennis entered the “Open” era back in 1969. This effectively means Williams is already the most successful and certainly prolific player of either sex in the modern era. While the US star has never commented on this, the tennis world has on several occasions proclaimed her to be the real GOAT.

Another great who believes Williams has nothing more to prove is the legendary Chris Evans. Speaking after Williams’ early exit at Wimbledon, Evans said even if the American never wins another Grand Slam title, she’ll still be regarded as the greatest tennis player who ever lived. uses cookies to give the best experience possible. Please read our Cookie Policy for more details