Serena Williams just surpassed Roger Federer’s record for the most Grand Slam match victories in the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows on Monday, further adding to her impressive resume.
In beating her opponant, Yaroslava Shvedova, Williams gained her 308th win, scoring a 6–2, 6–3. Once again she proved that she is the best of the best.
Williams is no stranger to breaking records. Earlier this year she was recognized for tying Steffi Graf’s long-standing Grand Slam record by winning her 22nd major title at Wimbledon. The win solidified her place as one of the best of all time.
With the win on Monday, Williams will make her way to the U.S. Open quarterfinals. This will be her tenth appearance at the quarterfinals, and you can bet she’s only after more wins. Cosmopolitan reports that the impressive athlete’s record at major tournaments is 308-42, which means her winning average is 88 percent. That's a hugely impressive statistic, and as she continues her career it only seems to be improving.
When she was asked about whether she or Federer will retire with more wins she replied, "I don't know. We'll see. Hopefully we'll both keep going. I know I plan on it. I know he does. So we'll see."
After a lot of controversy regarding women in sports and their comparison to male athletes, it’s good to see Williams being recognized for her victory as an athlete, not just a female athlete. She doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon either, so the wins are sure to keep on rolling in and the records will inevitably keep on breaking.