Serena Williams on a quest for calendar Grand Slam at U.S. Open

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Russia's Vera Zvonareva in their women's singles tennis match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Russia’s Vera Zvonareva in their women’s singles tennis match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRITAIN – Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

By Carmen Glover

The U.S. Open got underway today at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York amid an excited, palpable buzz of anticipation as the most dominant woman in sports, tennis superstar Serena Williams, pursues her first calendar Grand Slam.

While there has been a concerted effort to body shame Williams for her enviable, toned, alluring figure, Williams has been demure, celebrating her recent victories while pointedly ignoring detractors.

Serena Williams said she was having fun in her quest for the calendar Grand Slam at the U.S. Open in an interview with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts this morning.

Serena Williams said she was having fun in her quest for the calendar Grand Slam at the U.S. Open in an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts this morning.

“I’m having a good time,” Williams said this morning as she spoke to Robin Roberts of Good Morning America, while explaining that she is not subjecting herself to any pressure.

Williams’ valiant effort kicks off tonight as she plays her first round match against Vitalia Diatchenko. Maria Sharapova, who was not expected to offer much of a challenge to Williams, pulled out of the tournament on Sunday, August 30, claiming an injury. For Williams’ legion of fans, there’s only one thing to say: Go Serena!!–OnPointPress.net