Final frontiers: Serena Williams eyes US Open title match milestones

Quick look at milestones Serena Williams will be chasing in US Open final against Naomi Osaka on Saturday

epaselect epa07002173 Serena Williams of the US hits a return to Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during their semifinal match on the eleventh day of the US Open Tennis Championships the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, USA, 06 September 2018. The US Open runs from 27 August through 09 September.  EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO *** Local Caption *** 53000073
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- A 24th grand slam title would see Serena Williams tie Australian Margaret Court's all-time record for major victories. Williams's 23 are the Open Era record - one more than Steffi Graf's 22.

Australian tennis player Margaret Court-Smith plays a forehand, 01 July 1971, during the Wimbledon championships. Court-Smith won 24 women's singles titles in Grand Slam tournaments - 11 of them in Australia, between 1960 and 1973. / AFP PHOTO / CENTRAL PRESS
Margaret Court, right, has an Open Era record of 24 grand slam singles titles in her career. AFP

- A seventh title - to go with those won in 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014 - would see Williams pass Chris Evert for the most US Open victories.

American tennis player Chris Evert Lloyd hits a forehand in her match against Romanian Virginia Ruzici here 02 june 1981 during the French tennis Open at Roland Garros stadium. / AFP PHOTO
Serena Williams and Chris Evert, right, share the record for most US Open title wins. AFP

- Williams can notch her first victory since the birth of her daughter Olympia in September 2017 and join Court, Kim Clijsters and Evonne Goolagong as the only mothers to win grand slam singles titles.

Kim Clijsters of Belgium poses with the trophy after she defeated Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the women's singles final match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 13, 2009.  REUTERS/Shaun Best (UNITED STATES SPORT TENNIS) - GM1E59E0WAG01
Serena Williams can join Margaret Court, Kim Clijsters, pictured, and Evonne Goolagong as the only mothers to win grand slam singles titles. Reuters

- With a victory, Williams would avoid her first season since 2011 without a grand slam title.


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