American tennis superstar Serena Williams, the defending champion and six-time Wimbledon winner overwhelmed Annika Beck 6-3, 6-0 in just 51 minutes on Centre Court, advancing to the fourth round with her 300th career Grand Slam match win.
The world number one Williams, who compiled a 25-2 edge in winners, wasn’t aware of the 300-win milestone until she was asked about it in a post-match interview.
”Was it? Cool. Oh, nice,” she said with a laugh. ”I had no idea. That’s awesome, right? That’s good, right? I think that’s a lot of matches.”
Williams’ latest win broke the tie at 299 wins with Chris Evert and now ranks second in the Open era behind Martina Navratilova, who went 306-49.
In case Serena wins Wimbledon this edition, she will equal Steffi Graf’s record, who has won 22 Grand Slam titles.