French Open

Graf backs Serena to break her Slam record

2015-06-06 08:24
Steffi Graf (File)

Paris - Steffi Graf believes Serena Williams will beat her record of 22 Grand Slam titles - and she won't care if she does.

German star Graf holds the record for the Open era for majors but Williams can take her total to 20 if she defeats Lucie Safarova in Saturday's French Open final.

"I think she is living in an exciting time. Honestly, I think she can get there and then do much better because she has the talent and the opportunities," Graf said ON Friday in Paris where she was helping to open a new store for one of her sponsors.

"I really won't worry if Serena beats my record or not, I have never been interested in numbers

"I gave everything in my career. It's not a problem if she does better than me - it won't keep me from sleeping.

Graf retired in 1999 and went on to marry fellow former tennis great Andre Agassi.

Williams also has the chance this year to swep all four majors in the same year, a feat last achieved by Graf in 1988.

Read more on:    french open  |  steffi graf  |  serena williams  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.