Serena eyes Steffi's Grand Slam record

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Serena eyes Steffis Grand Slam record
US player Serena Williams returns to Russia's Elena Vesnina during their women's semi-final match

Published: Sat 9 Jul 2016, 8:20 PM

When Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber walk onto Wimbledon's Centre Court for the women's final on Saturday, the legacy of Steffi Graf will loom large.
The showdown will see world number one Williams try to equal Graf's professional era record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles, while Kerber will seek to become the first German woman to lift the Wimbledon singles crown since her idol Graf 20 years ago.
If Kerber prevails, completing a daunting double over the Williams sisters at the tournament, it could also signal a changing of the guard at the top the women's game.
It would be the second time this year she had beaten the American in a Grand Slam final. Kerber, 28, would also become the first woman apart from Williams to win two grand slams in a season since Justine Henin in 2007, when the Belgian player was world number one.
Williams, who turns 35 in September, is a six-times Wimbledon champion and the clear bookmakers' favourite.

By Reuters

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