Serena Williams sets sights on Wimbledon title

Serena Williams
Serena Williams

Serena Williams is focused on rectifying her Wimbledon woes and winning all four grand slams this year after the American beat Lucie Safarova to claim her third French Open crown.

Williams held off a late fightback to come through 6-3 6-7 (2/7) 6-2 against Safarova on Court Philippe Chatrier and claim her 20th major title overall.

The world number one is now only two short of Steffi Graf’s 22 grand slam triumphs and Margaret Court’s all-time best 24.

Success at Wimbledon, where Williams has been crowned champion five times, would keep her course for a first calendar Grand Slam after she also lifted the Australian Open title in January.

The All England Club has not been so kind to Williams in recent years, however, after she failed to make the quarter-finals in three of the last four tournaments.

“I haven’t done great at Wimbledon the past two years so I’m going to take it a day at a time there,” Williams said.

“My goal is just to do better than the last couple of years, do one more and one more and one more.

“That’s the one I have been struggling at, so hopefully I will be able to play a little better there.

“I think it will be awesome (to win all four grand slams in a year), but at the end of the day it’s pretty awesome to have 20,” she added.