(Bloomberg) Wimble-don champion Serena Wil-liams wants more than her current 11 Grand Slam singles titles, and has Billie Jean King in her sights.
Williams beat older sis-ter Venus 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, on Saturday take her third title at the All England Club in London.
“For the second time in my career, I have a number I want to reach,” Serena Williams said. “My first number was reaching Monica Seles, and I was finally able to do that. Now, I’m looking at Billie Jean King.”
Seles won nine majors — four in Australia, three at Roland Garros and two US Opens.
King won 12 Grand Slam singles champion-ships. The list is headed by Australian Margaret Court Smith’s 24 titles.
Serena, 27, is preparing for the US Open, where she’s won three times. She now holds three of the four majors — Wimbledon, the Australian Open and the US Open, with Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova tak-ing the French Open.
Williams lost in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros, derailing her chance for a calendar Grand Slam.
“I’m really disappointed because I think this was the year that I could have done it, and I didn’t.” she said. “I had the biggest chance to win all four in my career, and I just screwed up.”
Her goal is to win the US Open in September, and next year’s Australian Open, putting her in line to win her self-dubbed ‘Serena Slam’ by holding all four titles, but in a different calendar year, she said. She last completed that sweep at the 2003 Austra-lian Open.
“My goal now is to win and keep winning until I get to the French, and then I’ll have another Serena Slam,” she said.
Williams won $1.4 mil-lion for the Wimbledon crown and will use some of the money to reward her staff.
“I’m not a big spender. I’m going to give my em-ployees bonuses. I’ll buy myself an iPhone.”
To cap off a glorious Wimbledon, Serena also took the doubles title on Sunday with Venus.