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Tracy Austin: 'Serena Williams under immense pressure to win US Open'

Tracy Austin believes that Serena Williams will be under pressure to win the US Open and secure the first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1988.

Two-time US Open winner Tracy Austin has claimed that Wimbledon champion Serena Williams will be under "immense" pressure to secure the US Open and make history.

The 33-year-old American defeated Garbine Muguruza in straight sets on Saturday to claim her sixth title at the All-England Club and her 21st major win.

If Williams can go on to win the Flushing Meadows tournament, she would become the first person to win a calendar-year Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988.

Austin told BBC Sport: "Looking ahead to the US Open, the pressure now on Serena Williams will increase hundred-fold.

"Winning the calendar-year Grand Slam has not been done since 1988. You have to think at 33 this might be the only time. With social media, everyone is talking about it and the pressure will be immense."

Williams currently holds the "Serena Slam" - the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the 2014 US Open.


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