us open 2015: all eyes on serena williams grand slam


With the US Open 2015 kicking off on August 31, all eyes are on Serena Williams. The question that has been on everyone’s mind is “Can she win the Grand Slam?”. The attention for it went as far as the tickets of the women’s singles finals being sold out before the US Open 2015 even started.

Serena Williams on her quest to win the Grand Slam 2015
Can Serena Williams win the Grand Slam of 2015? We will find out in two weeks!

Meanwhile players such as Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki are hoping Serena will win it. Halep told the press that as long as she herself isn’t in the finals of the US Open 2015 then she would like Serena Williams to complete her Grand Slam. While Wozniacki is rooting for her BFF to win the Grand Slam this year.

Serena Williams would be the first player to win the Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988.

Grand Slam hopeful Serena Williams at the US Open 2015

Jake Sharpless from Rukkus has compiled this amazing infographic on Serena Williams at the US Open 2015.

The elusive calendar Grand Slam has not been captured since Steffi Graf swept the major tournaments in 1988. As dominant as Serena has been throughout the first three tournaments, one could argue that the run Graf had was even more impressive, as she only lost a single set in her 21 matches.

Even though she might not have as dominant a run as Graf had, Serena has been unmatched over the course of her entire career. Against the current crop of top 100 players in the world, Serena has a win percentage above fifty percent in all her games played. The chart below reflects her record against each of those players as you can hover over each bubble to see the opponent and winning percentage (the larger circles represent the players she has faced most often).

Hover over the circles inside the graphic to see Serena Williams opponents.


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