Serena Williams’ Grand Slam Domination Has Ended, Believes Simona Halep

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 | 0


World No. 1 Serena Williams has certainly been the most dominant female tennis player in the last decade or so. With 21 Grand Slam titles under her belt, it’s safe to say that her accomplishments have been unparalleled over the last few years.

However, the 34-year-old has suffered a slight dip in her consistency of late. This is evident from her results at the last two majors – the US Open 2015 and the Australian Open 2016 – where she failed to take the trophy home.

While Williams was shown the door by Italy’s Roberta Vinci in the semi-finals of the US Open last year, it was Germany’s Angelique Kerber who upset the American powerhouse to pull off her maiden Grand Slam crown Down Under.

This gives Simona Halep – one of Williams’ biggest competitor on the women’s tour – a realistic chance to dream for a glory at the majors. “It’s easier for us now to think that we’re able to win a Grand Slam,” Halep told Sport360.

“Till now it was tough because Serena was there and we thought that she is the only winner, maybe that’s why it was tough to win. But now everyone can think that they are able to win a Grand Slam,” she said, before adding that she would also like to have a major in her kitty soon.


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