>> When Serena Williams walks onto the court of the US Open Wednesday, she's doing so with history in front and back of her. With 308 Grand Slam wins under her belt, she is now the most winningest player male or female in modern tennis history. That record won't be in jeopardy until next season.
Since Roger Federer whose records she eclipsed this week, is out for the rest of the year because of complications with his right knee. And if she can hold off challenges in the quarter, semi and final matches of the tournament, she will be the first ever to snag seven US Open titles.
But her path to the record books has not been without setbacks. The World number one suffered a stunning defeat at the 2016 Olympic games, coming home without a medal. And who can't forget a year ago in what was called the biggest upset in tennis history, where Serena choked in the semi finals to an unseated Roberta Vinci.
That was last year. And this year may be her time of redemption. So far, Serena has taken down Four US Open challengers with ease. But now, the competition will get harder, including Simona Halep on Wednesday, as Serena looks to cement what is already a historic career