• Friday, May 20, 2022

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Williams struggling to close in on history

By: Eastern Eye Staff

THE peak remains tantalisingly close for Serena Williams but negotiating the final incline to a recordequalling 22nd grand slam singles title is proving the trickiest of all. American veteran Williams gets another chance to match Steffi Graf’s professional era benchmark at Wimbledon, having proved uncharacteristically vulnerable when it matters. Had it not been for defeat by Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the Australian Open final and Garbine Muguruza at the same stage in Paris, 34-year-old Williams (left)would have already passed Graf and would be set to tie Margaret Court’s all-timerecord of 24. Instead, it has all become a bit of a…

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