The Grand Slam Is A Possibility
The women’s final between Serena Williams and Carla Suárez Navarro on Saturday at the Miami Open happened the way we all imagined it. IT WENT DOWN!
The final score was 6-2, 6-0 this time, which was an improvement for the 12th-seeded Suárez Navarro in comparison to her 2013’s 6-0, 6-0.
Navarro conceded and well at least the fans kept the midday sun exposure to a minimum. They were able to make it on time for the beachwear fashion show that was about to start elsewhere on the grounds.
The matchup isn’t just a nightmare for Navarro, all the other hardworking players who have been overwhelmed by Williams through the decades.
This is now William’s 8th singles title in Miami. She has achieved a great deal in her 33 years and has been making up for lost titles in this dominant late phase of her career. But the Grand Slam is still out there.
Williams won all four major titles in a row in 2002 and 2003, but she has never completed the calendar-year Grand Slam. That has been her goal for some time now. We have no choice but to stand back and watch. This could be the year but the odds are, of course, against it. No woman has completed a Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988, no man since Rod Laver in 1969.
“Obviously, anyone that wins the Australian Open wants to win a Grand Slam, I’ve won the Australian Open six times, and I have not done that yet. I’m not saying this is the year or not the year. Who knows?” – Serena Williams
Source: NY Times