Graf: Serena can set career major title record

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Steffi Graf’s career ended with 22 Grand Slam singles titles at age 30 because of injuries. The tennis great doesn’t see anyone stopping Serena Williams from becoming the career leader in major titles, if she stays healthy.

Williams earned her 17th major title at the US Open this month, and Graf believes Williams will surpass career leader Margaret Court (24).

‘‘She’s got a lot of tennis left in her,’’ Graf said Friday in a phone interview with the Associated Press. ‘‘I can easily see her pass all of our records. I don’t see the competition catching up to her at all.’’

Williams, who turned 32 on Thursday, is one major championship away from matching the 18 titles held by Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.

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