Serena Williams serving 2021 Australia

‘Serena Williams will be a force to be reckoned with at the Australian Open,’ says Boris Becker


Serena Williams will be ‘a force to be reckoned with’ if she can get through the first week at the Australian Open, says Boris Becker.

Williams has not won a Grand Slam since 2017, although she has reached four finals in the time.

She is in Australia to try again though, and if she can claim one more major title she will a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam – although she already holds the record outright for the Open Era.

“I’m delighted that Serena Williams, as a young mother, has taken the strain and travelled to Australia,” Eurosport expert Becker said.

“She is an outstanding tennis champion. It speaks to her motivation and love for the sport.

“Does it get more difficult with every Grand Slam tournament? Yes. Time doesn’t stand still for her either. And priorities also change when you have a young daughter.

“But on hard court and on grass, I still think she’s one of the strongest players.

“If she gets through the first week well, she’s a force to be reckoned with. But she should do it soon!”

Serena Williams serving 2021 Australia
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