Serena eyes Evert, Martina's record

Serena Williams on Saturday said matching Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova's 18 Grand Slam titles was in her sights and insisted she can cope with the searing heat expected at the Australian Open.

The 32-year-old is gunning for a sixth Australian Open crown, which would move her alongside Evert and Navratilova and further underline her reputation as one of the greatest women players ever seen. Williams said it would be an honour to be in the same company as Evert and Navratilova.

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Serena Williams. Pic/ AFP

“It would mean a lot to be on the same level as such great players as Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. I want to be able to reach that level. Hopefully I'll get there.”

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