By Joseph Borden
This year’s US Open has potential to be one for the record books; the number one female tennis player in the world, Serena Williams, is en route to completing a Grand Slam. An honor only 17 players in history have attained, and a feat that has not been achieved in 27 years!
While many have hope that Serena Williams can win this year’s US Open and, therefore, clinch a Grand Slam, some skepticism remains. Williams is undoubtedly the best professional female tennis player in this era, however, Williams has never won more than four consecutive major titles.
In order for Williams to complete the Grand Slam, she will have to win five majors in a row. Williams won the 2014 US Open, the 2015 Australian Open, the 2015 French Open, and the 2015 Wimbledon crown, also known the Serena Slam, (she has done this twice in her career—she also won 2002 French Open-2003 Australian Open).
To put skeptics to rest Williams has displayed some electrifying tennis, defeating five tough opponents, one of whom was her elder sister Venus, to land a place in the Semifinals—and shows no signs of easing off the pedal. Her next opponent is Roberta Vinci, and Williams leads their head-to-head 4 to 0. Tune in to ESPN to see live coverage.