If she can win in Saturday's final, Serena Williams will equal Margaret Court with 24 Grand Slam singles titles, more than anyone else in a sport that dates to the 1800s.

This will be Williams' fourth final in the seven major tournaments since she returned to the tour last season after more than a year away while having a baby. Her 101st career match win at Flushing Meadows this week tied Chris Evert's tournament record.

By getting to the final, Williams set a mark for longest gap between first career Grand Slam title match and most recent such appearance: It's almost exactly 20 full years since she won the 1999 U.S. Open as a teenager.

Load comments