See how Serena Williams became one of the all-time greats in a new interview with Sports Illustrated
Serena Williams, the greatest tennis player of all time, has said that her career will not end until she has reached the top of the sport.
Her coach Martina Navratilova, who trained the American throughout her career, has said she is a ‘perfection of the game of tennis’ and on her greatest night, a win over Margaret Court at Wimbledon in 1988, she will have ‘a great night’.
In a new interview with the magazine, Williams said that her career would only end when she won a Grand Slam title, but she hopes the best is yet to come.
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Serena Williams: The greatest of all time? She won the 2017 US Open, the 2010 Australian Open and the 2012 French Open before she reached the semi-finals of the 2017 Australian Open
Serena Williams: The all-time great? The most decorated athlete in women’s sport ever was widely expected to win an Olympic gold medal for the US in 2004 and was part of the US Dream Team. But she was beaten in the semi-finals to her compatriot Kerri Walsh Jennings
Serena Williams: The all-time great? She beat the great Martina Navratilova in the finals of the 1997 Australian Open to become the first woman in history to win four Grand Slam titles at the same time. After winning her first grand slam title as a junior at the US Open in 2001, she won the Australian Open and French Open in 2002 and won the Australian Open a year later before she won Wimbledon in 2013
Serena Williams: The all-time great? Serena Williams with her mother Linda and father Billy
Williams took over the American tennis world on October 18, 2001 when she turned 30 and claimed her first major title at the Australian Open four weeks later.
Since her victory, she has won eight Grand Slam titles.
Williams claimed a record 22 major singles titles before September and is currently at 20 Grand Slam titles for the second-place time in her career.
Williams has said she wanted a career that lasted for the rest of her life and it now seems her time is nearly up.
She announced last month that she would retire from playing tennis at the end of the season.
Williams said she wants to spend more time with her family and friends and has