Serena Williams wins the 2015 Australian Open against Maria Sharapova. This makes Williams’ 6th Australian Open victory and her 19th Grand Slam title! Admitting she’s had her share of nervousness and sickness on the court due to a recent cold, but that wasn’t stopping her!
Williams expressed her excitement in her acceptance speech:
“I’m so honored to be here and to hold this 19th trophy. I didn’t think it would happen so fast, to be honest, but it feels really good”
At 19 Grand Slam titles, this #PrettyHustla is only 3 titles shy of breaking Steffi Graff’s 22 title record. When asked about her feelings toward being so close to breaking Graff’s record, Williams responded:
“I would love to get 22. I mean, 19 was very difficult to get to. But, I have to get to 20 first, and then I have to get to 21. It will be a very big task.”