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Serena Williams - just one step away from hardcourt-greatnesses

If Serena Williams tomorrow wins hers next match (USO/2012 final vs Azarenka) she will be equal with Roger Federer and Steffi Graf with 9 HC GS Titles!

You must to know that USO is playing on hardcourts not from the beginning but since middle of 70', and in Melbourne since end of 80', so for example Margaret Court which have 16 USO+AO titles actually never won any slam at hardcourts!

And of course, if Serena wins final tomorrow, she also has great shot (if stays healthy and in this shape) already in Melbourne early next year to become first and only tennis player in history with 10+ HC Grand Slam titles!



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BTW here is current all-time list of HC GS Champions:

9 - (USOx5 + AOx4) Roger Federeractive
9 - (USOx5 + AOx4) Steffi Graf
8 - (USOx4 + AOx5) Serena Williamsactive
7 - (USOx5 + AOx2) Pete Sampras
6 - (USOx2 + AOx4) Monica Seles
6 - (USOx2 + AOx4) Andre Agassi

etc...
EDIT: Yes, Serena do it (harder than expected) and in Melbourne next season she will try to become first and only tennis player in history with 10+ GS HC Titles!

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)

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Serena is the greatest. Period.

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BTW here is current all-time list of HC GS Champions:

9 - (USOx5 + AOx4) Roger Federeractive
9 - (USOx5 + AOx4) Steffi Graf
8 - (USOx3 + AOx5) Serena Williamsactive
7 - (USOx5 + AOx2) Pete Sampras
6 - (USOx2 + AOx4) Monica Seles
6 - (USOx2 + AOx4) Andre Agassi

etc...

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
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Serena's game is nice...hands down. Errani has no weapons and we know how some of those weaponless former #1's ended up. Azarenka better bring some body armour tomorrow b/c it's on.
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Except Serena and Roger, Novak Djokovic is also active player to watch at HC slams, especially if he wins USO this week (which means to reach 5th HC GS title already at 25).

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
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She'll get 10+ for sure.

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Let's make the history then, Serena.

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Considering her struggle from 2004 to 2008, I never really notice she's that close now to equal the record and then immediately break it next year.
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Like I predicted a year ago Serena is cementing herself as the hard court GOAT, displacing Graf who previously had been. By careers end she could be the overall GOAT, but by next years Australian Open I predict her to be the undisputed hard court GOAT for women.
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