Serena Williams has Steffi Graf's record 'in her sights'

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Serena Williams of the US holds the trophy as she celebrates after victory in her women's singles final match against Russia's Maria Sharapova on day thirteen of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MAL FAIRCLOUGH -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Serena Williams of the US holds the trophy as she celebrates after victory in her women's singles final match against Russia's Maria Sharapova on day thirteen of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MAL FAIRCLOUGH -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Serena Williams of the US holds the trophy as she celebrates after victory in her women's singles final match against Russia's Maria Sharapova on day thirteen of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MAL FAIRCLOUGH -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31: Serena Williams of the United States holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning the women's final match against Maria Sharapova of Russia during day 13 of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 31, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31: Serena Williams of the United States and Maria Sharapova of Russia shake hands after Williams won their women's final during day 13 of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 31, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31: Serena Williams of the United States reacts to a point in her women's final match against Maria Sharapova of Russia during day 13 of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 31, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning championship point in her women's final match against Maria Sharapova of Russia during day 13 of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 31, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31: Serena Williams of the United States reacts to a point in her women's final match against Maria Sharapova of Russia during day 13 of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 31, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
Serena Williams, at right, and Angelique Kerber, of Germany, pose with the winner and runner-up trophies after the championship match of the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. Williams won the match 7-6 (1), 6-3. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Serena Williams hugs a stuffed teddy bear resembling the tournament mascot after defeating Angelique Kerber, of Germany, during the championship match of the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. Williams won the match 7-6 (1), 6-3. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Serena Williams holds the winner's trophy after beating Angelique Kerber, of Germany, during the championship match of the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. Williams won the match 7-6 (1), 6-3. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Serena Williams returns to Angelique Kerber, of Germany, during the championship match of the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Angelique Kerber, of Germany, during the championship match of the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. Williams won the match 7-6 (1), 6-3. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Angelique Kerber, of Germany, returns to Serena Williams during the championship match of the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Stanford , Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Serena Williams, right, shakes hands with Angelique Kerber, of Germany, at the end of the championship match of the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. Williams won the match 7-6 (1), 6-3. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Serena Williams returns to Angelique Kerber, of Germany, during the championship match of the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Stanford , Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Serena Williams, of the United States, returns the ball to Andrea Petkovic, from Germany, during the second set of a semifinal in the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Williams won 7-5, 6-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Serena Williams returns the ball to Andrea Petkovic, from Germany, during the second set of a semifinal in the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Williams won 7-5, 6-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Serena Williams serves to Andrea Petkovic, from Germany, during the first set of their semifinal in the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Serena Williams,, of the United States runs toward the ball to return to Ana Ivanovic, from Serbia, during the first set of their match in the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament in Stanford, Calif., Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Serena Williams reacts after giving up a point during the first set of her match against Karolina Pliskova in the Bank of the West Classic Tennis Tournament, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)
Serena Williams returns the ball during the second set of her match against Karolina Pliskova in the Bank of the West Classic Tennis Tournament, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)
Serena Williams, left, shakes hands with Karolina Pliskova after defeating Pliskova in the Bank of the West Classic Tennis Tournament, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)
Serena Williams returns the ball during the first set of her match against Karolina Pliskova in the Bank of the West Classic, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams of the United States plays a forehand in the women's singles match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during day seven of the 2015 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on January 10, 2015 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 14: Serena Williams participates in The Serena Williams Ultimate Run on December 14, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/WireImage)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 14: Serena Williams attends the First Annual Serena Williams Ultimate 5k Run on December 14, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Manny Hernandez/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 12: Serena Williams attends the Ultimate Run VIP Kick-Off on December 12, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/WireImage)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 12: Serena Williams attends the Ultimate Run VIP Kick-Off on December 12, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 12: Serena Williams is sighting on December 12, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 14: Serena Williams is seen on the Ultimate Run South Beach on December 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
SINGAPORE - DECEMBER 04: Andre Agassi of the Singapore Slammers talks with team mates Daniela Hantuchova and Serena Williams during their teams match against the UAE Royals during the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League at the Singapore Sports Hub on December 4, 2014 in Singapore. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for IPTL 2014)
SINGAPORE - DECEMBER 03: Serena Williams of the Singapore Slammers in action against Ana Ivanovic of the Indian Aces during the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League at the Singapore Sports Hub on December 3, 2014 in Singapore. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for IPTL 2014)
HERNING, DENMARK - NOVEMBER 19: Serena Williams of the United States in action against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in the Energi Danmark Champions Battle at Jyske Bank Boxen Arena on November 19, 2014 in Herning, Denmark. (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Tennis players Caroline Wozniacki (L) and Serena Williams attend a game between the New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2014 in New York City. The Wizards defeated the Knicks 98-83. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Serena Williams attends The 11th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
SINGAPORE - OCTOBER 26: Serena Williams of USA celebrates with the Billie Jean King trophy after she defeats Simona Halep of Romania in the final during day seven of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals tennis at the Singapore Sports Hub on October 26, 2014 in Singapore. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SINGAPORE - OCTOBER 26: Serena Williams of the United States with the Billie Jean King Trophy as she answers questions from the media in her press conference after her straight sets victory against Simona Halep of Romania the final during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals at Singapore Sports Hub on October 26, 2014 in Singapore. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Serena Williams of the US (2nd R), Simona Halep of Romania (2nd L), Tennis legend Billie Jean King (R) and Melissa Pine, tournament director (L) pose for a group photograph after the finals of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) finals in Singapore on October 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
SINGAPORE - OCTOBER 23: Serena Williams of the United States takes a photograph for twitter social media site after her straight sets victory against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in their round robin matchduring the BNP Paribas WTA Finals at Singapore Sports Hub on October 23, 2014 in Singapore. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Serena Williams of the US returns a shot to Eugenie Bouchard of Canada during the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) finals round robin match in Singapore on October 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
SINGAPORE - OCTOBER 22: Serena Williams of the United States shows her frustrations during her straight sets defeat by Simona Halep of Romania in their round robin match during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals at Singapore Sports Hub on October 22, 2014 in Singapore. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
SINGAPORE - OCTOBER 22: Serena Williams of the United States shows her frustrations during her straight sets defeat by Simona Halep of Romania in their round robin match during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals at Singapore Sports Hub on October 22, 2014 in Singapore. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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By JENNY DEPPER

Serena Williams has been an ace in the tennis arena since they day she stepped onto the court in 1995, and now the 33-year-old superstar tells AOL she has her sights set on a big record.

Specifically, Steffi Graf's professional record of 22 grand slam singles titles.

"It's in my sights. I think my next goal is my next challenge, and the next one and the next one. It's really taking it one at a time," Williams shared. " I think that's something that a lot of people have their eye on for me."

One pro who has his eye on the record for Williams is fellow tennis great, Andre Agassi, who is married to Graf. In February 2015, Agassi said it would be a "beautiful thing to watch" if fellow American, Williams, went on to surpass his wife's record.

"I saw that and I was like, are you sure Andre? That's his wife," Williams joked in response. "I spent a lot of time with Andre this fall, and he was so great. I am glad I got to know him a little better. I feel honored that he said that. He and Steffi both mentioned something, so it was just a big honor for me."

Williams, who is currently ranked the No. 1 singles player in the world, isn't too far off the impressive feat, with 19 grand slam singles titles to her name. "Right now I am really focused on tennis and challenge success and trying to get closer to Steffi Graf. I don't know if it will ever happen, but that's my main goal."

Grand slam glory isn't the only challenge Williams has on her plate, either. She just signed on as a brand ambassador for the Pepsi Challenge.

"I think Pepsi is a classic, great brand to be a part of. To be an ambassador is super exciting -- it's a dream come true really, so I jumped at the opportunity," Williams dished. "This is to commemorate the 40th anniversary. Pepsi is about redefining and not repeating the challenge... and this time it is about life challenges and what that means to you." Williams' partnership with the Pepsi Challenge kicked off on March 11.

Next up, the tennis superstar is expected to make a big showing at the WTA BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.
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