There’s no stopping the powerhouse that is Serena Williams.
Williams won her third match against Johanna Larsson, making it her 307th Grand Slam victory. With this title, she’s passed Martina Navratilova, who held the previous record for women in the Open Era. She is also tied with Roger Federer.
“It is actually a really good feeling,” Williams said after the match. “To be up there with both men and women is something that’s super rare, and it actually feels good.”
Beyoncé and Jay Z were in attendance for her second game of the tournament on Thursday, cheering her on from the tennis great’s player box at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York. Williams beat Vania King during that game.
In July, Williams made history by winning her 22nd Grand Slam tournament in a 7-5, 6-3 win over Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon. She matched legend Steffi Graf, who also won 22 Grand Slams in her career. Now Williams’ goal is to surpass Graf.
And honestly, we cannot wait.