#BlackGirlMagic: Serena Williams Makes History; Is Best Ever With 308th Grand Slam Win
Been tuning into the U.S. Open? There have been quite a few riveting matches, as well as some major upsets (including Venus Williams falling to Karolina Pliskova on Monday). But as for Serena Williams, she has played some of her best tennis, and just yesterday, she beat Yaroslava Shvedova for a spot in the quarterfinals. Not only did she sail her way into the quarterfinals with a quick (as in, less than an hour) 6-2, 6-3 victory in Arthur Ashe Stadium, but she also made history, picking up her 308th Grand Slam win. The No. 1-seeded player passed Roger Federer in Grand Slam wins and reminded everyone that she is the greatest doing it right now of all the men and women competing.
When asked about the record, Williams told reporters, “This is where it all started, so it’s always magical for me. But 308 sounds pretty good.”
If Williams wins the U.S. Open, she’ll boost that number to 311 and earn her 23rd major title. That win would be a record, moving her past Steffi Graf in Grand Slam titles and earning her a seventh U.S. Open title, which would also be a record (for most tournament wins).
When she’s not dominating on the court, Williams has also been busting a move for Delta. In case you missed it, she showed off more than just her usual twerk skills in a very creative ad for the airline:
Go ‘head, Serena!