Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for ATP and WTA tennis stars

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Serena Williams: Breaking the Grand Slam record

After four major final defeats in the last two seasons, it is easy to select a goal for Serena Williams in 2020.

The American is still one away from Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles after losses to Angelique Kerber, Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep and Bianca Andreescu at Wimbledon and the US Open (two final losses at each event).

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Serena’s legacy on and off the court is already secure after another decade of dominance, but she and her fans are desperate to catch and surpass that landmark.

Andy Murray: Health and competitiveness

Andy Murray will not be enjoying a great start to 2020 after having to withdraw from the ATP Cup and Australian Open due to an injury setback.

He recovered in style from career-saving hip resurfacing surgery in 2019 and the 32-year-old has stressed his priority is staying pain-free and being able to enjoy playing on the ATP Tour again. That is his primary goal.

Deep down, though, a competitor like Murray is craving a return to the highest level. If he can stay healthy, the Briton will be desperate to prove he has what it takes to climb back up the rankings and challenge his old rivals once more.

Rafael Nadal: Australian Open or Wimbledon glory

Rafael Nadal recently said he would not trade in any of his 12 French Open titles, with that being a record which is likely to last a lifetime.

But now his place in the Roland Garros history books is secure, perhaps the Spanish star would most like to even up his record ever so slightly in 2020.

Along with his Paris heroics, Nadal has won an impressive four US Open titles, including triumphing in two of the last three years.

But his record at the Australian Open is a lot worse, winning it just once in 2009 and suffering defeats in four finals, including to Novak Djokovic last year.

At Wimbledon too he has struggled to compete with Federer and Djokovic, not reaching the final since 2011 and his last of two wins coming back in 2010.

Nadal, a recent winner of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, will have the chance to improve that Melbourne record later this month.