- Tennis superstar Serena Williams has secured her place in the quarter-finals of the US Open on Monday
- Williams also became the first tennis player to achieve 100 wins at the Arthur Ashe Stadium after Monday's match
- Williams and Pironkova are two of the three mothers who made the quarter-finals at the US Open, the third being Victoria Azarenka
Tennis star Serena Williams has secured her place in the quarter-finals of the US Open after defeating Greece's Maria Sakkari 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3. The 38-year-old managed to force the Greek into an error, raising the chances of winning her 24th Grand Slam title.
Williams fought her way through on Monday and will face Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova at 6pm this evening. This will also be the first time in Grand Slam history that three mothers have made their way into the quarter-final.
This is according to a tweet from @usopen, which listed Williams, Pironkova and Belarus' Victoria Azarenka as the three mothers. They added another hilarious tweet: "Dare we say this is the... mother of Grand Slams?"
Another tweet by @usopen stated that Williams is the first tennis player to achieve 100 wins at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, the next closest player is Roger Federer with 77 wins. According to CNN, Williams remains in contention to collect another Grand Slam.
Yahoo.com also reported that Williams recently broke the record of the most US Open singles wins at 105. Briefly.co.za took a look at what people are tweeting ahead of Williams' game.
"No soccer picks today. The greatest female athlete of all-time is playing this morning. Serena Williams has never lost to Pironkova. Checked the biorhythms - no advantage for either lady. Pironkova playing well but the level of her competition goes up by a factor of 5X today!"
In other Williams news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on her and daughter Alexis serving major mom and daughter goals. They seem to have a lot of fun together as Williams social media is full of adorable images of them.
The two of them always seem to be getting up to something fun on the tennis star's Instagram page. Whether it be dressing up like princesses or cosying up for a movie night, they certainly are all kinds of mother-daughter goals.
Briefly.co.za listed a few reasons why the mommy-daughter duo are the best. One of which is Alexis following in her Mommy's big footsteps. In an image uploaded to Insta the duo can be seen in matching clothes on a tennis court.
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