WTA Tour Williams can 'absolutely' break Court's Grand Slam record - Graf

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Tennis legend Steffi Graf said Sunday that Serena Williams can "absolutely" break Margaret Court's Grand Slam singles title record if she returns to tennis.

Former world number one Serena Williams, who gave birth earlier this year, has already overtaken Graf with 23 Grand Slam wins but is yet to surpass Court, who boasts 24 major titles.

"Absolutely, yes," Graf said when asked if the record was within Williams' reach.

Court is renowned as the most successful player in Grand Slam history -- the only player to win 10 or more titles of a single Slam -- lifting the Australian Open a staggering 11 times between 1960 and 1973.

Graf, who also has 22 Grand Slam singles titles under her belt and is famed for having spent 377 weeks ranked world number one, was speaking in Zhuhai, China, where she is the ambassador for the WTA Elite Trophy tournament.

"A lot of it is determined on her drive and if that's what she wants to do," she said of Williams.

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