A look forward to what records might be broken in the year ahead.
- Roger Federer’s 9th Wimbledon
In the summer of 2020, Martina Navratilova will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of taking the 1990 Wimbledon title for what was her ninth singles title at the All England Club. That number is still unmatched in the women’s or men’s games, though Roger Federer came extremely close in the 2019 final against Novak Djokovic, holding two championship points for what would have been a ninth title.
2. A Mother’s run for the Wimbledon
It’s 40 years since a mother last won Wimbledon, going back to Evonne Goolagong’s triumph at the 1980 Championships. But with Kim Clijsters returning to the WTA Tour, joining other high-profile mothers such as Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka, perhaps 2020 will see a mom attending the Champions’ Dinner.
3. First AusOpen teen champion
Will Bianca Andreescu, the 19-year-old winner of the 2019 US Open, go on to become the first teenage champion at the Australian Open this millennium?
4. Fifth Olympic Gold Medal
Will Venus or Serena Williams win a record-extending fifth gold medal at the Olympics? Or perhaps they might win one together in the doubles at the Tokyo Games. The sisters are already the only women to have landed four gold medals. They have won the singles once each, and the doubles on three occasions.