Williams set a record for number of participations in TBS

Уильямс установила рекорд по количеству участий в ТБШ

Venus Williams

The first round match of the US Open against Kateryna Kozlova was special for the sixth racket of the world Vinus Williams.

Going into the match against Kozlova, Venus, regardless of the final result, set an achievement worthy of great respect. US Open-2016 36-year-old Williams, the eldest is 72 m Grand Slam tournament in his career.

For this indicator, the American woman ahead of her compatriot Amy Frazier. In third place is the legendary Martina Navratilova with 67 starts in the majors.

7⃣2⃣@VenusesWilliams set to make record-breaking 72nd Grand Slam appearance today at the @the us open! #Us open pic.twitter.com/P8nZTk3dfh

– WTA (@WTA) 30 Aug 2016

“I am glad to set this record. Hopefully health will allow me to play a few more years. Now I’m playing too well to think about retirement” – commented on the sixth racket of the world their achievement.

Statistics on the largest tournaments of the season, the Venus is no less impressive – 7 wins on TBS in singles and 14 triumphs in the doubles competition. The most successful for Williams is Wimbledon, where she won eleven finals (5 in singles and 6 in pairs)

With regard to the ongoing U.S. Open, the experienced American has not lost in the first round for the past 18 years in a row. To repeat the record of Martina Navratilova, she will successfully start at the US Open in 2017.

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