She’s done it, 23 Grand Slam Singles titles for Serena Williams and she beat her big sister to do it.
I wanted to explain how superb she is but let’s just read this from her wiki page instead:
Her total of 23 Grand Slam singles titles marks the record for the most Major wins by a tennis player in the Open Era, and is second on the all-time list behind Margaret Court (24), She is the only tennis player to have won singles titles at least six times in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments. She is also the only tennis player to have won 10 Grand Slam singles titles in two separate decades. She has won an all-time record of 13 Grand Slam singles titles on hardcourt. Williams holds the Open Era record for most titles won at the Australian Open (7) and shares the Open Era record for most titles won at the US Open with Chris Evert (6). She also holds an all-time record for the most singles matches won at the Grand Slams with 316 matches (through the 2017 Australian Open).
She is also the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title, in fact she’s also the second and third oldest player to win a Grand Slam (her 2015 Wimbledon win broke the record). It’s also interesting that she is the 6th youngest female player to in an Open Era Grand Slam singles title.
I am so looking forward to arguing with idiots on Deadspin today about how they think she isn’t the Greatest of All Time. She is. It’s indisputable at this point.
I am also looking forward to her 25th win when she takes the All Time record from the nasty homophobe Margaret Court (who only has 24 titles because honestly not many top players went to the Australian Open in the 1960s and 11 of her titles were won there).