French Open: Formal World champion Serena Williams advances to 4th round

39 years old American tennis star Serena Williams, ranked seventh in the women’s tennis rankings, has hinted that she is ready to win a record 24th Grand Slam this year. In the third round, she defeated her compatriot Daniel Collins 6-4, 6-4 in straight sets on Friday.

Serena Williams is now the only top ten players left in the bottom half of the women’s Roland Garros draw.

World number one Ashley Barty, Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep, and Ariana Sabalenka have all been eliminated from the competition. So Serena has a golden opportunity to win a record Grand Slam. The victory in the third round is very important for Serena.

“There’s still a lot of matches, a lot of great players, as we can see,” Williams said of the open draw.

“There’s so much depth in this game now, it doesn’t matter if you’re playing in the first round or not, you really have to fight for every match and nothing comes easy.”

Serena Williams has a chance to match the record of veteran women’s tennis star Margaret Court, a 24-time Australian Grand Slam winner. After the victory, Serena said,

“She doesn’t think so far at the moment. Trying to stay focused on the game rather than the record. Enjoying playing in the presence of spectators”.

In the fourth round, she will take on world number 21 Elena Ryabkina of Kazakhstan.

Serena has won the French Open three times.

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