Thursday, 16 March 2017

Serena Williams

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Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on seven occasions. She became the world No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and achieved this ranking for the seventh time on January 30, 2017.

Williams holds the most major titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined amongst active players. Her record of 39 major titles puts her third on the all-time list and second in the open era: 23 in singles, 14 in women's doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles. She is the most recent female player to have held all four major singles titles simultaneously (2002–03 and 2014–15) and the third player to achieve this record twice after Rod Laver and Steffi Graf. 

Tennis career of Serena Williams

  • 1995–98: Professional debut
  • 1999–2001: Becoming a top-10 player
  • 2002–03: "Serena Slam"
  • 2004–07: Injuries and the comeback
  • 2008–10: Back to No. 1 and injuries
  • 2011–13: Return to dominance, Career Golden Slam
  • 2014–15: Second "Serena Slam"
  • 2016–present: Open Era Grand Slam record

Grand Slam tournament finals of Serena Williams

Singles: 29 (23 titles, 6 runners-up)

ResultYearTournamentSurfaceOpponentsScore
Winner1999US OpenHard Martina Hingis6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up2001US OpenHard Venus Williams2–6, 4–6
Winner2002French OpenClay Venus Williams7–5, 6–3
Winner2002WimbledonGrass Venus Williams7–6(7–4), 6–3
Winner2002US Open (2)Hard Venus Williams6–4, 6–3
Winner2003Australian OpenHard Venus Williams7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–4
Winner2003Wimbledon (2)Grass Venus Williams4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up2004WimbledonGrass Maria Sharapova1–6, 4–6
Winner2005Australian Open (2)Hard Lindsay Davenport2–6, 6–3, 6–0
Winner2007Australian Open (3)Hard Maria Sharapova6–1, 6–2
Runner-up2008Wimbledon (2)GrassVenus Williams5–7, 4–6
Winner2008US Open (3)Hard Jelena Janković6–4, 7–5
Winner2009Australian Open (4)Hard Dinara Safina6–0, 6–3
Winner2009Wimbledon (3)GrassVenus Williams7–6(7–3), 6–2
Winner2010Australian Open (5)HardJustine Henin6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Winner2010Wimbledon (4)GrassVera Zvonareva6–3, 6–2
Runner-up2011US Open (2)HardSamantha Stosur2–6, 3–6
Winner2012Wimbledon (5)GrassAgnieszka Radwańska6–1, 5–7, 6–2
Winner2012US Open (4)HardVictoria Azarenka6–2, 2–6, 7–5
Winner2013French Open (2)ClayMaria Sharapova6–4, 6–4
Winner2013US Open (5)HardVictoria Azarenka7–5, 6–7(6–8), 6–1
Winner2014US Open (6)HardCaroline Wozniacki6–3, 6–3
Winner2015Australian Open (6)HardMaria Sharapova6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner2015French Open (3)ClayLucie Šafářová6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–2
Winner2015Wimbledon (6)GrassGarbiñe Muguruza6–4, 6–4
Runner-up2016Australian Open (1)HardAngelique Kerber4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up2016French Open (1)ClayGarbiñe Muguruza5–7, 4–6
Winner2016Wimbledon (7)GrassAngelique Kerber7–5, 6–3
Winner2017Australian Open (7)HardVenus Williams6–4, 6–4

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