With so many of the world’s top players not travelling to New York due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the path has opened up for the 38-year-old to equal the Australian’s 24 major titles
When Margaret Court said goodbye to big-time tennis in 1975 with more grand slam singles titles than anyone in the history of the game, she provided Serena Williams with the sort of challenge champions crave.
And, as the American roared through the record books, it seemed inevitable she would match and eventually overtake Court, perhaps forging on to an unattainable peak. However, what was once merely a mountain grew into the north face of the Eiger.
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