Serena Yet To Get Real Test

Serena Williams is having that kind of year in which she almost dictate all the terms of her matches at will.

She is currently the defending champion of three of the four Grand Slams, winning 2015’s first two majors, the Australian Open and French Open, to go with the 2014 US Open.

Williams is on the verge of another ‘Serena Slam’, which she had achieved in 2002-03 by having all four Grand Slams in her kitty at one time, though not in a single calendar year. What is left is the Wimbledon title at the All England Club.

This year Williams is a notch above her 2002-03 performances because she is in line for a calendar Slam too, which will also mean five consecutive titles. And the crazy thing is that there seems to be no one capable of stopping her.

The 2015 French Open title at Roland Garros was her 20th career Grand Slam title, just two short of the Open era record of 22 titles by Steffi Graf and four short of the all-time record held by Margaret Court (24). And if she completes her calendar Slam, Williams will be on par with the legendary Graf at the end of the year.

Serena enjoys a 32-1 win-loss ratio so far in 2015 with three titles. Her only defeat came in Madrid, when she was beaten by reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, her biggest challenger this year at Wimbledon, in straight sets in the semi-finals.

She also has had two injury withdrawals this year, one from the Indian Wells semi-finals and the other from the Italian Open third round. But the injuries are not a serious concern now and she is fit and ready to push for her sixth Wimbledon title.

World Number 2 Kvitova and third ranked Simona Halep look to be the biggest hurdles for Williams. Former champion Maria Sharapova, the most successful active player after her, will pose a serious challenge to the top three.


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