Serena Williams: Analyzing Possibility Serena Sweeps 2013 Grand Slam Tournaments

Pete SchauerCorrespondent IJanuary 22, 2013

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21:  Serena Williams of the United States celebrates a point in her fourth round match against Maria Kirilenko of Russia during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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As the world's No. 3-ranked women's tennis player, Serena Williams is looking to sweep all four Grand Slam tournaments in 2013.

Having already completed the career Golden Slam, Williams is no stranger to dominating the competition and establishing herself as arguably the greatest women's tennis player to ever take the court.

Williams has competed her way to the quarterfinals of the 2013 Australian Open and is seeking her sixth Aussie title. 

If she does win the Melbourne tournament, Williams will be a quarter of the way toward sweeping the four Grand Slam tournaments this year, which is definitely an accomplishable goal for the 31-year-old great.

After the Aussie Open, Williams will look toward the French Open, which she claimed back in 2002.

If the future Hall of Famer wins the 2013 French tournament, it would mark the second time in her career that she held all four Grand Slam titles at the same time (2002-03 was the first).

Given the fact that Serena has won the French Open just once in her illustrious career, I'd say this will be the toughest tournament for her to win in 2013.

Williams has five Wimbledon titles and four US Open championships, and she is the reigning champ in both tournaments, which means she'll likely be a heavy favorite to eclipse both of those tournaments in 2013.

Even as she ages, Serena Williams is still the most ferocious women's tennis player in the game, holding a total of 30 career Grand Slam titles.

She has the tenacity to sweep in 2013, but the odds are undoubtedly against her.

If it was such an easy accomplishment, we'd be seeing players consistently sweep Grand Slam tournaments on a yearly basis.

Williams will have a multitude of competition standing in her way, highlighted by Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova, to name a couple.

The competition will be stiff, but if there's anyone who can overcome the rare triumph, it's Serena Williams.

 

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