Playing the Western & Southern Open, World No.1 Serena Williams is gearing up for the US Open as she looks to complete a calendar slam. Only the US Open title stands between Serena Williams and a calendar slam with the World No.1 looking hungrier than ever. “There’s still a lot I want to win, but I just want to keep growing. I just enjoy going out there every time I’m out there. I have a different outlook.
I’m intense when I’m out there, but I also realize that life is super short and tomorrow isn’t promised.” Serena is the defending champion at this week’s Western & Southern Open and the reigning champion at all the four majors, but her target is winning all four slams in one calendar year. The last calendar Grand Slam was by Steffi Graf in 1988. “I think the ‘Serena Slam’ is really unbelievable,” she said.
“I didn’t think I would ever do it again. I mean, I thought I would, but when it didn’t happen after a while. It’s captivating. It’s awesome. It’s crazy.” At 33, Serena has won 21 majors and can adopt a take it or leave it attitude. “That makes it fun,” she said. “I don’t have to win. I want to win, but I really just look forward to playing