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Chris Evert exclusive: Serena can win 20 grand slams


Exclusive: Chris Evert, who won 18 grand slam singles titles, has told The Tennis Space that Serena Williams, who has 15 majors, could end up with 20:

Evert on Serena’s future: “I would be very pleased for Serena if she won more slams than me, I would like to see that. If she can stay healthy and motivated, I can see her staying at the top level for two or three more years, and that could mean another five or six slams. She could get to 20. No disrespect to the other players, but Serena has the edge. Azarenka played a great tournament, and Sharapova had the best year of her career, but Serena’s serve just gives her the edge. She gets so many free points from that. If her serve is working, the rest of her game just flows.”

Evert on how Serena stayed calm at the US Open: “It was important to her, after what had happened ┬áin New York in recent years, for this to be about her tennis rather than anything else. I think before she couldn’t understand why all these things happened to her at her home grand slam, in America, but this year she was so calm and focused.”