American professional tennis player Serena Williams, who is reportedly very emotional trying to balance tennis and motherhood, seeks to end 2018 with a 24th Grand Slam title at the US Open. This will see her match Margaret Court's record.


Talking to the media, Williams revealed that the man who was convicted of killing her sister Yetunde Price back in 2003, had been released on parole. This, she said, was all that was running in her mind before the match. Serena counts six US Open victories among her 23 Slams and with one more, she will match Australian Margaret Court's record for most major singles titles.


"I'm still at the very beginning, this is a long comeback," AFP quoted her saying after a second-round loss to Petra Kvitova, the winner of five titles this year in the second round at Cincinnati in Ohio.


If she does win the title, she will join Court, Kim Clijsters and Evonne Goolagong as the only mothers to win Grand Slam singles titles. But after an impressive run to the Wimbledon final, Williams' build-up to the US Opens has been below average, to say the least.