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Serena Williams secures Grand Slam number 20

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Serena Williams moved ever closer to Steffi Graf's Grand Slam record of 22 this past Saturday by winning the 2015 French Open and in the process claiming her 20th Major tournament win.

The American, who was suffering from the flu last week, defeated Lucie Safarova 6-2 6-7 6-2 in the final to win her third Rolland Garros. The world number one now has the opportunity to match Steffi Graf's record this year if she is to pick up the Wimbledon and US open slams.

The 33-year-old is the queen of tennis and year-after-year has shown that she is the best female tennis player of her era. The 20th major includes three French Opens, six Australian Opens, six US opens and five Wimbledon's. Serena has also won doubles tournament majors with older sister and great tennis star Venus.

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Best Female Tennis Player Ever?

The four time Olympic gold medallist always excites and at times has even played through injury and illness, which paired with her frightening volume of power in both forehand, backhand and serve make her a fan favourite and a global icon in sport. 

After winning the Australian Open this year, Williams overtook Martina Navratilova's 18 slams and the 58-year-old former world number one was in the ITV studios covering the woman's final and noted there has been no one in Serena's era to match her competitively on a consistent basis.

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Making history 

Navratilova also suggested that top female professionals coming through today are too early in their careers to trouble Serena, where the former tennis star believes speed and power can cause harm, also suggesting Kim Clijsters had those ingredients and was the perfect rival for Williams up until the Belgium's retirement in 2012.  

Serena Williams looks set to make history, after dominating tennis for such a long time and being in touching distance of matching Steffi Graf's record it would be a shame if it wasn't to happen. 

If a bad injury was to occur to the 33 year old then it would be heartbreaking that she came so close, and by suggesting an injury could end the record chase is not a disservice to the top female professionals today, its just a compliment to how good Serena Williams really is.         

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