Margaret Court: 'It won't be easy for Serena Williams to beat my Grand Slams record
'She needs to win other three to pass me and you know that it's not easy,' the 74-year-old said. 'It surprises me that she plays a very few events outside the Slams.'
'I think that no player will be able to beat my record of 64 Grand Slam titles in total, but if someone will win more than 24 in singles, well, she will deserve it. But I could have won some more, because I lost finals where I was a very few points away from winning,'
'While I was playing, I didn't even know how many I had won. I didn't know it until when commentators and journalists revealed it. I knew about my record only a couple of years after stopping playing.'
:help: :facepalm:'Many people think none of the best players came to Australia. Serena said it as well, but it's not true. Bueno came, as well as Christine Truman. When I was 17 I beat Bueno at quarter-finals level. It's a little bit said that amateur tennis of those years is a little bit underestimated. They can't forget that I won 11 Slam titles in the Open Era. I see that there are many awards for Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall, while for the women's tennis they want to speak only about the players who played in the Open Era. But I feel that at my times many players were better than now.'