Serena Williams is the GOAT and a role model according to Becker, but Andreescu and Halep…

Why Serena is the GOAT and what the other players will do to stop her

Serena Williams is widely considered as the GOAT (the Greatest of All Time) even if she is 1 slam shy from Margaret Court’s record. The American legend has 23 majors under her belt while the Australian ends her career with 24 (highest single titles in history).

However, tennis great Boris Becker agrees that even if Serena hasn’t matched (yet) Margaret’s record, she has to be considered as the best.

During a recent interview with, Becker commented:

“Can Serena equal Margaret Court? She is past 30 and she’s become a proud mother. I’m sure she would love to play the US Open this year. They call her the Greatest of all Time on the women’s circuit, and she certainly deserves the title.

Me, being German, I still think of Steffi Graf as our queen, but Serena is certainly, certainly the greatest. Margaret Court is the most successful. Having said that, back in the day they played three of the four majors on grass, so it was easier if you’re comfortable on grass to win more.
I’m sure Serena wants to reach 24, I think that’s the reason she’s playing. You know, she’s a role model for all the mothers out there who are professionally involved in sport. As long as she wants to play, I think she can win. So as long as Serena is good enough to reach a final, she’s good enough to win.”

Andreescu & C. will not sleep

After assessing the possibility of Serena conquering her 24th slam, Boris stressed the fact that the new generation will be there to try to oppose Serena’s quest for more greatness.

The German added:

“Having said that, the young generation won’t sleep. You know once you are in a final you’re not playing the name, you’re playing the title. That was Bianca Andreescu at the US Open final or Simona Halep in Wimbledon last year. They didn’t play the name.”

Serena Williams, Bianca Vanessa Andreescu and Simona Halep

Serena Williams’s ranking and performance in 2020

Serena Williams Stats info

Currently the world no.9, Serena played her last match on the 8th of February when she lost to Anastasija Sevastova 7-65 3-6 7-64 in the Rubber 4 of the Fed Cup.

During this season Serena has a 8-2 win-loss record. Serena has won 1 title in Auckland.

Bianca Vanessa Andreescu’s ranking and performance in 2020

Bianca Vanessa Andreescu Stats info

Now ranked no.6, Bianca played her last match on the 30th of October 2019 when she had to retire when playing against Karolina Pliskova in the round robin and the scoreline was 6-3 .

Serena Williams and Bianca Vanessa Andreescu played each other twice. The head to head is 2-0 for Andreescu. The last time that they locked horns, Bianca Vanessa Andreescu won 6-3 7-5 in the final in New York (U.S. Open) in September 2019.

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Simona Halep’s ranking and performance in 2020

Simona Halep Stats info

Currently the world no.2, the Romanian played her last match on the 22nd of February when she defeated Elena Rybakina 3-6 6-3 7-65 in the final in Dubai to win her 20th career title.

Currently, this season Halep has a 10-2 win-loss record. Simona clinched 1 title in Dubai.

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