Soon, the Australian Open kicks off the 2020 season of tennis. However, this is the year when all are waiting for new milestones to be established. Turning 40 is an important birthday for anyone in society, especially for athletes.
By that time, most of the racquets have been retired long ago. But Venus Williams, who turns 40 in June, is still on the pitch. 20 years after winning her first single Grand Slam title at Wimbledon 2000. Currently having 49 career singles titles, Venus could claim her 50th title by 2020.
Will Bianca Andreescu, the 19-year-old US Open champion, continue to be the first teenage champion at the Australian Open this millennium? It has been 50 years since Margaret Court achieved the year of the Grand Slam by acquiring all four titles in 1970.
Maybe 2020 could also be the year that Serena Williams, who lost four Grand Slam finals recently. She balances the record of winning 24 singles titles by the Australian legend.
Will Venus or Serena Williams win the 5th Olympic Gold Medal? Or maybe they will win by doubles together in Tokyo. The American sisters pair are the only female racquets to win 4 Gold Medals. In which each champion hit singles 1 time and doubles 3 times.
In the summer of 2020, Martina Navratilova will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1990 Wimbledon championship. It was her ninth single-hit title at the All England Club.
This figure has yet to catch up in women’s or men’s tennis history. Although Roger Federer caught up very closely in the 2019 final against Novak Djokovic, if he kept 2 championship points. He would have won the 9th title.
Thirty years ago, a 16-year-old Monica Seles beat Stefanie Graf in the 1990 French Open final. He became the youngest champion of the tournament. That record still stands.
Will 38-year-old Serena Williams stretch her own record as the oldest Grand Slam single-player champion in history? She currently holds this record at the age of 35 after winning the 2017 Australian Open.