Records are tumbling for the world no 1 Serena Williams after completing her Wimbledon triumph. The difference between the ranking points is double between her and the world no 2 Sharapova which is a WTA record. She also surpassed $70 million in career earnings after her Wimbledon triumph.
This week Serena achieved another milestone by being the world no 1 for 250 weeks. The American is just 10 weeks away from overcoming Chris Evert’s record tally of 260 weeks. Serena is chasing her calendar slam and going past 260 weeks doesn’t seem to be a harder task for the American.
In the last two years the American has spent more number of weeks as world no 1 than her previous record. She spent 127 weeks as world no 1 since reclaiming her no 1 ranking in February 18, 2013. Previously she spent 123 weeks as world no 1.
Having achieved the No.1 ranking for the first time on 8th July, 2002, the American said she feels better than ever. “I feel better now. I do experience some aches and pains, but overall physically I feel like I’m better and fitter. I feel like I can do more than I did 10 to 12 years back.”
She then spoke about her secret to staying at top, “I keep reinventing myself in terms of working out, in terms of my game. And it’s been working.”