American tennis player Serena Jameka Williams, born on September 26, 1981, is no longer competing professionally.
She is regarded as one of the best tennis players of all time and held the No. 1 singles ranking in the world for 319 weeks, including a joint-record 186 straight weeks.
She also concluded the year as the No. 1 player five times. She finished with 23 Grand Slam singles victories, second most in history and the most of any player during the Open Era. These achievements show that Serena Williams is one of the best Female Tennis players of all time.
How was the career of Serena Williams?
Serena Williams’ parents, Oracene Price and Richard Williams, also taught her older sister Venus. She became a professional in 1995, and the US Open in 1999 saw her claim her first major singles victory.
She was unbeatable from the 2002 French Open through the 2003 Australian Open, winning all four major singles championships (each time defeating Venus in the final) and completing the career Grand Slam, often known as the “Serena Slam.”
She won two more singles championships during the following several years, although she also experienced injuries and a drop in performance.
But starting in 2007, she steadily got back into shape despite ongoing ailments, reclaiming the top spot in the global singles rankings.
Williams reclaimed her supremacy starting at the Wimbledon Championships in 2012, winning the Olympic gold and becoming the first tennis player to complete a career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles.
She completed a second “Serena Slam” by winning eight of the thirteen singles majors, including all four in a row from 2014 to 2015. She surpassed Steffi Graf’s Open Era record by winning her 23rd major singles championship in the 2017 Australian Open.
After being pregnant, she took a sabbatical from playing professional tennis. Since starting back up, she has reached four major finals.
Williams revealed in August 2022 that she would be leaving the tennis world and played what was supposed to be her last match at the US Open that year.
Has Serena dominated games with her sister?
The Serena sisters are some of the most famous Female Tennis players in the world. Together with her sister Venus, Williams won 14 major women’s doubles championships, going undefeated in Grand Slam doubles finals.
This includes a Grand Slam that took place outside of a calendar year between the 2009 Wimbledon Championships and the 2010 French Open, which gave the sisters the No. 1 doubles ranking in the world. It’s the best undefeated streak in Grand Slam finals in the history of the sport for any individual or team across all disciplines.
She and her sister hold the record for the most Olympic gold medals ever with four, three of which came in women’s doubles. She also won two significant mixed doubles championships, both in 1998.
What are the other achievements of Serena?
Williams earned about $29 million in 2016, making her the highest-paid female athlete in the world. With $27 million in prize money and sponsorships, she replicated this record in 2017 when she was the only female on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest-paid athletes.
In addition to being selected Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine in December 2015, she has received the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award four times (in 2003, 2010, 2016, and 2018).
She came in at number 28 on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid athletes in the world in 2021. She is the all-time highest-paid female athlete.