Serena to chase 18th major at US Open

(AP Photo/Al Behrman)

NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it.

Up until a couple of years ago, she practically plugged her ears at any mention of records or firsts. Now she says it out loud: Coming into the U.S. Open, her next goal is matching two tennis greats for the second-most major titles in the Open era with 18.

"Obviously just getting closer to tying with Chris (Evert) and Martina (Navratilova)," she said.

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