Serena Williams (USA)

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September 26, 1981 (34 years old)
Saginaw, Michigan
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
5' 9" (175 cm)
150 lb (68 kg)
Turned Pro:
1995 (22 years on tour)

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Powered by the best serve in the women’s game, Serena Williams is currently second on the all-time Grand Slam singles titles list with 21, the most of any active woman. Having learned to play tennis on public courts in Compton, Calif., alongside her older sister Venus, Serena became the first Williams sister to win a major singles title in 1999, when at age 17 she defeated No. 1 Martina Hingis in the U.S. Open final. Williams made it back to the U.S. Open final in 2001, losing to Venus in straight sets. From 2002 through 2003 she won four consecutive Grand Slam singles titles (2002 French Open, 2002 Wimbledon, 2002 U.S. Open, 2003 Australian Open), a feat that was dubbed the “Serena Slam.” Williams is the fifth woman, behind Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf, to hold all four major titles simultaneously. Serena defeated her sister in the finals of the four majors that comprised that run. With the victory in Melbourne in 2003, Serena became the ninth woman in history to achieve the career Grand Slam. She held the No. 1 ranking for 57 consecutive weeks from 2002 to 2003. She added a second career Wimbledon title in 2003, but then won just two majors (2005 and 2007 Australian Opens) in the five-year span that followed. In 2008, a resurgent Serena won her third career U.S. Open title and regained the No. 1 ranking for four weeks. She regained the No. 1 ranking twice in 2009, during which time she won the Australian Open for the fourth time and Wimbledon for the third time. She has a career record of 16-4 in Grand Slam singles finals. She also dominated the 2009 season-ending tour championship in Doha, winning that event for the second time in her career and the first since 2001. She has twice finished the season with the No. 1 ranking (2002, 2009). In 2010, Serena collected her 12th and 13th Grand Slam singles titles, beating Justine Henin in the Australian Open final to become the first woman in the Open Era to win five Australian Open titles, and defeating Vera Zvonareva to capture Wimbledon. On July 7, 2010, Williams stepped on broken glass in a Munich restaurant and cut her foot. The injury required 18 stitches, but complications arose. Williams eventually underwent surgery on her right foot. She suffered a hematoma and a pulmonary embolism and missed the first half of the 2011 season. She returned to action in June, posted an 18-1 record during the U.S. Open Series, winning titles in Stanford and Toronto. She defeated No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki en route to her 17th Grand Slam singles final at the U.S. Open where she lost to Samantha Stosur. Serena did not play another WTA match in 2011. Williams collected her 40th career title on the clay of Charleston in April, 2012, surrendering just four games in her final three tournament wins. The ninth-ranked Serena swept No. 2 Maria Sharapova and No. 1 Victoria Azarenka to win the Madrid title and raise her 2012 clay-court record to 13-0. Serena defeated 2011 Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova, Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and Agnieszka Radwanska in the final to claim her 14th career major at the 2012 Wimbledon. She blasted a Wimbledon record 102 aces in the tournament, breaking the record of 89 she set in 2010. Serena, who also won the doubles title with sister Venus, became the first 30-year-old Wimbledon champion since Martina Navratilova in 1990. The week after Wimbledon, Serena successfully defended her Stanford title, tying Venus with her 43rd career championship, then she returned to the All England Club to win her first Olympic gold medal in singles, defeating Maria Sharapova in the gold medal-match. Serena became only the second woman to complete the career Golden Slam (after Steffi Graf) and she partnered Venus to win their third gold medal in doubles. She defeated Victoria Azarenka in the 2012 U.S. Open final to win her 15th Grand Slam singles title. On February 18, 2013, the 31-year-old Serena regained the world No. 1 ranking become the oldest woman in the history of the WTA rankings to hold the top spot. Williams rampaged through the 2013 clay-court season sweeping Charleston, Madrid (career title No. 50) and Rome in succession before beating Sharapova in the Roland Garros final to capture her 16th career Grand Slam and 52nd career championship. The top-ranked Williams defeated world No. 2 Victoria Azarenka, 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1, in the 2013 U.S. Open final to capture her fifth Flushing Meadows title and 17th Grand Slam singles crown. It was the second straight year Williams beat Azarenka in a three-set U.S. Open final. Serena scored successive three-set wins over Jelena Jankovic in the semifinals and Li Na in the final to successfully defend her WTA Championships title in Istanbul in October, 2013 — her 11th title of the year. The top seed defeated Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka in succession to successfully defend her Brisbane title in January, 2014. On May 18, 2014, Serena crushed Sara Errani to defend her Rome title and collect her 60th career title. On August 17, 2014, Serena defeated Ana Ivanovic in the Cincinnati final to capture her fifth title of the year. The world No. 1 defeated Caroline Wozniacki, 6-3, 6-3, in the U.S. Open final on September 7, 2014. It was Williams' third straight U.S. Open title; she capturing her 18th career Grand Slam singles title to equal Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on a historic list and tied Evert with her sixth career U.S. Open crown, earning a record $4 million pay day. In June 2015, she defeated Safarova in the final of Roland Garros, winning her twentieth Grand Slam title. The following month she achieved her second "Serena Slam" when she defeated Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon final. Serena has won 18 Grand Slam doubles titles (Australian Open in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010; French Open in 1999, 2010 and 2013; Wimbledon in 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012; U.S. Open in 1999, 2002, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014), three Olympic gold medals in doubles (2000, 2008, 2012) with sister Venus and one Olympic gold medal in singles (2012). Williams is the daughter of Oracene Price and Richard Williams. Her older half-sister, Yetunde, with whom Serena and Venus were extremely close, was shot to death in Compton in 2003. Serena described that ordeal in her 2009 autobiography On The Line. A pop culture icon with an interest in fashion, Serena runs a line of designer apparel called “Aneres” (her first name spelled backwards). Williams was fined $10,500 for her profane tirade against the line judge who called her for a foot fault during her 2009 U.S. Open semifinal match, which she lost to Kim Clijsters. Williams has won more than $46 million in career prize money (as of August 1, 2013), the most of any female athlete in any sport in history.


Serena Williams Tournament History


Singles Titles

2016: Rome
2015: Australian Open, Miami, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Cincinnati 
2014: Brisbane, Miami, Rome, Stanford, Cincinnati, U.S. Open, WTA Finals
2013: Brisbane, Miami, Charleston, Madrid, Rome, Roland Garros, Bastad, Toronto,
US Open, Beijing, WTA Championships
2012: Charleston, Madrid, Wimbledon, Stanford, Olympics, US Open, WTA Championships
2011: Toronto, Stanford
2010: Australian Open, Wimbledon
2009: Australian Open, Wimbledon, WTA Championships
2008: Bangalore, Miami, Charleston, US Open
2007: Australian Open, Miami
2005: Australian Open
2004: Miami, Beijing
2003: Australian Open, Paris, Miami, Wimbledon
2002: Scottsdale, Miami, Rome, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open, Tokyo, Leipzig
2001: Indian Wells, Toronto, WTA Championships
2000: Hannover, Los Angeles, Tokyo
1999: Paris, Indian Wells, Los Angeles, US Open, Grand Slam Cup

Doubles Titles

2012: Wimbledon, Olympics
2010: Australian Open, Madrid, Roland Garros
2009: Australian Open, Wimbledon, Stanford, US Open
2008: Wimbledon, Olympics
2003: Australian Open
2002: Wimbledon, Leipzig
2001: Australian Open
2000: Wimbledon, Olympics
1999: Hannover, Roland Garros, US Open
1998: Oklahoma City, Zürich

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