French Open: Can Serena clinch her 20th Grand Slam title?

“I want to win Roland Garros.”

That was all Serena Williams had to say as quoted from the New Zealand Herald about her aims for this weekend’s French Open.

Williams, currently on the run to grab her 20th Grand Slam title at the Roland Garros, is no doubt one of the best tennis players in the world right now, hence the number one ranking in the WTA.

She has 19 major titles so far in the Grand Slam tournaments, three short of German Steffi Graf and five short of Australian Margaret Court, who holds the most Grand Slam titles in the women’s history.

However, the American is yet to be the fan favourite to win the French Open as she has only done it twice in her full length career, the last time being 2013. Whether she can prove them wrong, definitely depends on her ability to break through with her honed skills.

The clay court is deemed to be Williams’ least favourite court but she has been delivering outstanding performances thus far and the years before. The 33 year-old won 36 out of 37 clay matches in 2013 and 2014.

“I’ve had an opportunity five times to do a career grand slam and I’ve never done that,” said Williams.

Czech tennis legend Martina Navratilova is confident over Williams bagging her 20th title in France.

“Serena is amazing, and she will get to 20 slams for sure.”

“She put her career into another gear three years ago after that (first-round) loss to Virginie Razzano at the French Open.

“She really focused herself on the sport. She realised that her time was running out and that if she wanted to make her mark on the sport, she had better get going.

“She has barely lost any matches since.”

Williams showed immense confidence at Melbourne and dominated the Australian Open to seal the first Grand Slam title this season.

Will Serena Williams prove her excellence again in the French Open? What’s your say?

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