Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Chris Evert: Serena Williams Will Soon Pass Margaret Court's Grand Slam Record

Chris Evert: Serena Williams Will Soon Pass Margaret Court's Grand Slam Record

Multiple Grand Slam victor Serena Williams should be match fit and ready in time for the French Open in May, according to her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

The Frenchman believes there are no limits with the victor of 23 majors, who has not contested a rankings match since winning last year's Australian Open.

In an article for CNN last month, she wrote she feels "lucky to have survived" Alexis Olympia's birth, having suffered a pulmonary embolism after an emergency Caesarean section.

It remains to be seen how the 23-time grand slam singles champion will fare, but Williams is setting herself significant targets. "It takes a lot of work and I'm going to keep on going and working at it, and I encourage others to use their voice and their platforms to do that same". The statement went on to say that the Oscars was a ideal time to launch the spot as the messages resonate so well in Hollywood.

"I want my daughter to be truthful and honest, strong and powerful; to realize that she can impact those around her".

"We do not know how much time she will need to get her best level back, and I think that we should give her the necessary time for that without having too much expectations at the start".

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Monday's Tie Break Tens, which featured eight players facing off in 10-point "super tiebreaks" as they vied for the US$250,000 (S$330,000) prize, was a chance for the American to sharpen her skills. "There have been so many days, even still, when I'm like, 'how am I going to keep going?'"

During that event, Laureus Sportsman of the Year and Comeback of the Year award-winner Federer, who dropped to as low as 17th in the world before winning the Australian Open in 2017, admitted his surprise and elation at such an unexpected return to the pinnacle of his sport. She needs more than anything to compete and that is why she will plan to play Indian Wells and Miami. "I think we can say without a doubt that this is her biggest challenge". However, she asserts that she is committed to bounce back to the apex of her performance, in a matter of time.

Victoria Azarenka, who has not played since Wimbledon in 2017, will also be back on court at Indian Wells against Britain's Heather Watson. "The dream as a little boy was to make it one day to world No. 1, but not at 36 years old I can tell you that".

"I do feel she is the same person once she steps on a tennis court".

This moment for Williams is one she never expected.

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