Serena Williams makes history again, taking home her 300th major win at Grand Slam events against Annika Beck at Wimbledon 2016. Williams won against Beck yesterday [Sunday, July 3] with 6-3, 6-0 in the third round of Wimbledon in just 51 minutes.
Williams has had over 700 tennis matches in her career, winning 755 out of 878 of her matches. Williams has had so many wins that she says she’s “lost count.” Williams has surpassed many of the greats like Chris Evert (with 299 major wins) and stands just six major wins behind Martina Navratilova. She’s now 82-10 at Wimbledon and aims to surpass Steffi Graf for the record of Most Grand Slam titles in the Open Era.
When a BBC commentator told her of the stats, Williams said, “Oh gosh really? I had no idea.” Serena holds a 300-42 win loss record at all majors and Serena will not be able to challenge Navratilova, who has a 306-49 record, until the next U.S. Open.
Williams took home her 300th win at Wimbledon on Middle Sunday, which hasn’t been played since 2004. “I thought it was good. I still want to get out to a little bit of a faster start but I was really focused and calm,” Williams said. Williams is set to play Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova in the next round. Serena’s 82 wins at the Wimbledon is far behind Navratilova’s 102 wins, so she has a lot of work to do. At the same time, she trails right behind Evert, who has 96.