Serena Williams reveals touching story about sister after explaining trophy problem

Serena Williams reveals touching story about sister after explaining trophy problem

Serena Williams stormed past Canada's Eugenie Bouchard and into the Australian Open third round Thursday as her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title gathered pace.

The American superstar is looking to craft history at this tournament, not only to equal Margaret Court's 24 grand slam titles, but to fix an image tarnished by her tantrum in losing the final of the US Open. Williams holds 23 Grand Slam singles titles at the moment, making her the record holder for most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era, and just two away from being the all-time record holder. I've always been told they grow up so fast.

Not everything went the 37-year-old's way, but she demonstrated why she is considered the tournament favourite. "She's here to win". What's interesting is that she teamed the outfit with fishnet stockings that are nearly invisible should one see her from a little far.

From there, Williams got better - winning the ball, the point, the game, the set, and eventually, the match.

However, Serena has conceded that she is ignorant about the whereabouts of all the trophies she had won so far.

Williams will face Dayana Yastremska in the third round.

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As Yastremska defeated Carla Suarez Navarro in the previous fixture, she made it to the next stage, the Round of Last 32, where Williams is waiting for her to sort things out. " 'Maybe one day I will play with her in a big arena, ' " she remembered, according to the WTA.

Previously, when she opted for the catsuit last summer, she said, "I feel like a warrior in it, like a warrior princess, a queen from Wakanda maybe".

Speaking after her victory, Williams said "I knew that, "alright Serena, you've got to come out hot, you've got to come out firing". So it's just something I just have to do for pretty much probably the rest of my career, we'll see. It meant a lot to me. Williams is 8-2 in her career against Halep and has faced her only twice in Slams, taking both meetings.

She said the pair crossed paths in the locker room this week.

On the very first point, Bouchard offered up an 86 miles per hour (138 kph) second serve that Williams jumped all over, ripping a blink-and-you-missed-it backhand return that landed just wide.

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