Steffi backs Serena to match Court's 24 Slams

Serena Williams in action wearing her new green playing suit

"I train and I go right home and I spend the rest of the day with my daughter".

Standing next in the 23-time grand slam champion's way is 18-year-old Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska, who upset 23rd seed Carla Suarez Navarro to reach the third round of a slam for the first time.

Playing in her first match in Melbourne since winning it in 2017, Williams beat Tatjana Maria, 6-0, 6-2.

Williams is pursuing an eighth Australian Open title and 24th Grand Slam singles trophy overall, which would equal Margaret Court - whose career spanned the amateur and professional eras - for the most in tennis history. Williams lost a mere five points in the first set which lasted 19 minutes. "Now I either play well or I don't".

Following her victory against the German player, Serena referred to the outfit in a press conference as her 'Serena-tard'.

"I always felt rushed, a bit on the back foot, she just has so much power, so it was tough", Bouchard said. But all said and done, it's her brilliant game that keeps us coming back for more. No. 4 Alexander Zverev also advanced, while Alexei Popyrin upset No. 7 Dominic Thiem in straight sets on the men's side. The official No. 1, Simona Halep, plays Sofia Kenin.

In a revealing interview with Jim Courier following her victory over Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open second round, Williams revealed an fantastic story about her trophy collection. And this day is going to be tomorrow.

After the famous black catsuit that Serena Williams wore to the French Open in 2018 was banned, the tennis player seems to have found another way to ace her fashion game. And when she won the match, I had in my thoughts that, 'Well, I guess we won together.

In her on-court interview following the match, Williams said: "It wasn't an easy match tonight - Genie has been to the finals of Wimbledon and the semis of other slams". And so while she did move out to that early lead, Williams credited "experience" with helping her turn things around.

However not all comments were positive, with one posting: 'Serena, you can't wear this on a tennis court!'

Keys did not play any warm-up tournament before the Australian Open due to a knee injury.

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