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) ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on July 8, 2002. On her sixth occasion, she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf for the most consecutive weeks as No. 1 by a female tennis player. In total, she has been No. 1 for 319 weeks, which ranks third in the Open Era among female players behind Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova. Many commentators, players and sports writers regard her as the greatest female tennis player of all time. On April 19, 2017, she announced a hiatus from tennis until 2018 because of pregnancy.

Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined amongst active players. Her record of 39 Grand Slam titles puts her 3rd 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 Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously (2002–03 and 2014–15) and the third player to achieve this record twice after Rod Laver and Steffi Graf. She is also the most recent player to have won a Grand Slam title on each surface (hard, clay and grass) in one calendar year. She is also, together with her sister Venus, the most recent player to have held all four Grand Slam women's doubles titles simultaneously (2009–10).

Her total of 23 Grand Slam singles titles marks the record for the most Grand Slam wins by a tennis player in the Open Era, and is second on the all-time list behind Margaret Court (24). She is the only tennis player in history (man or woman) to have won singles titles at least six times in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments, and the only player ever to have won two Grand Slams seven times each (7 Wimbledon titles and 7 Australian Open titles). She is also the only tennis player to have won 10 Grand Slam singles titles in two separate decades. She has won an all-time record of 13 Grand Slam singles titles on hard court. Williams holds the Open Era record for most titles won at the Australian Open (7) and shares the Open Era record for most titles won at the US Open with Chris Evert (6). She also holds the all-time record for the most women's singles matches won at the Grand Slams with 319 matches.

Williams has won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, all with her sister Venus, and the pair are unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles finals. As a team, she and Venus have the third most women's doubles grand slam titles, behind the 18 titles of Natasha Zvereva (14 with Gigi Fernández) and the record 20 titles won by Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver. Williams is also a five-time winner of the WTA Tour Championships in the singles division. She has also won four Olympic gold medals, one in women's singles and three in women's doubles—an all-time record shared with her sister, Venus. The arrival of the Williams sisters has been credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism on the women's professional tennis tour. Earning almost $29 million in prize money and endorsements, Williams was the highest paid female athlete in 2016. She repeated this feat in 2017 when she was the only woman on Forbes' list of the 100 highest paid athletes with $27 million in prize money and endorsements. She has won the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award four times (2003, 2010, 2016, 2018), and in December 2015, she was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine.

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2 weeks ago

Serena Williams

Sometimes I just have to tell myself, “Baby I got you.” Don’t forget to believe in YOU.

🎶 “Baby I Got You” by Dria
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POSITIVITY Love the music love you SERENA 😇😇😇❤❤❤

The only reason I watch tennis. You truly are a remarkable tennis player, mother, and person.

Reminds me of the Poem -Love after Love by Derek Walcott The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other's welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored for another, who knows you by heart. Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror. Sit. Feast on your life.

Loving the music girl..Work hard you got this💙

I love you Serena Williams ❤️

Serena you’re the best ❤️

You gotta love Serena Williams.

What would Tennis be like when the Williams Sisters retire....,

Be happy and thankful that you can believe in yourself... Not every1 is able to... I've never learned... Btw I don't have talent or skill I could push... And I don't communicate with myself All the best for you

My beloved sister you are aspirations.

Love everything about this Black Queen!!

Yes, never let yourself defeat yourself.

I know thats right...Rena all the way!!!

I believe in you girl go get em.

Please where the high tops. You are the best. We all have your back. Serena power!!!!!!!!!

Candy Sweet Looking.The Greatest Serena Williams

Work hard play hard.. Yesss Queen 👊💪👑🔥🔥

Yess Love that positive vibe!

GOAT! Any Sport - any Gender. Prove me wrong.

You're number 1 miss Williams

Loving music!! Work it out my girl!!💞💞

Good morning.. Serena.... Happy women's day

Do Your Thang Serena I Love You❤️❤️❤️

S❤r❤n❤ Please go , fight and win! You can do it👍🏆

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3 weeks ago

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Oscars were fun.. now back to work. ... See moreSee less

Oscars were fun.. now back to work.

 

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Go my sis go girl you are brilliant

Back to abusing umpires and embarrassing yourself on sports biggest stage.

Let's get it going Serena. You looked stunning at the Oscar's. Good luck.

Beautiful Serena , my favourite tennis 🎾 player forever . Good luck for the rest of the year . GOD bless

You were STUNNING at the Oscar's!! And the new Nike commercial is SO inspiring... LET'S WORK! 💕💕💪💪

I am need for you to hurry up and get number 24

Looking forward to Indian Wells. Good luck.

You rock my sister ❤️❤️❤️. Jehovah’s blessing shines

U need to het faster girl.... too much competition now. NAOMI WILL NEVER let u win. U gotta take it from her.... as only u can ....but u gotta work .... speed needed

I dont care where you play or how you play. Just play. Just do it.

I love Serena Williams,black is beautiful.

Can’t wait to see you back on the court kicking some ass and taking names!!!! ❤️😊

You looked amazing at the Oscars. I'm waiting on Indian Wells.

How can I grt in contact with your management team about an opportunity in Australia regarding inspiring empowering and connecting teenage girls.

My favorite player in the world

Girl power !! You are a true inspiration. A amazing athlete, phenomena mother, but most of all a true example of what a role model should be ! Stand proud girl !!

She was there? I wanna see pics NOW!

How do you keep up such a demanding pace and still stay so positive?

Hey, big fan of Serena Williams, I'm 71 yrs old, be yourself and go out slamming, have fun while you are doing it

That's right take it back to LA and get that work in. Philly loves the williams sisters.

Makes me want to play tennis!!!!!

Love you!♡ You and your sister inspire others so much!

🗣 Serena... we love you ❤️❤️❤️💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

I really like how real you are, Serena. Keep it up. Little girls like my daughter need role models like you.

I'm a seasoned Senior too!! Ask anyone close to me, they will tell you in a heartbeat, how much I LOVE #Serena 😍❤️😘

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4 weeks ago

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Today I am EXCITED because I'm officially joining Poshmark's board of directors. I love this community of budding entrepreneurs and how the company's core values align with mine. Also, as of now, you can shop my personal closet where all proceeds will go to Yetunde Price Resource Center, a cause near and dear to my heart. posh.mk/serenawilliams ... See moreSee less

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I love you girl, greetings from Namibia!

Poshmark + Serena = I’m in trouble 😍

Serena you are the greatest tennis player of all time.

Dear Serena Williams. We need you. We are refugees. Titleless Humans we need your voice. Speak for us. Be our voice. We love you. We love your daughter. And we said no to war in the world.... Visit our page. Divine rescue the perishing team.

Dear Serena, I've been watching you on TV from your very start . I remember my mom, while i still lived in my old country, asking me when I was going to finish my homework. But, watching you competing was more important for me. I am so happy that you have your beautiful daughter , and your husband, and you have accomplished so much. You are a true inspiration for all young girls out there.

Congratulations Serena so proud of you.

A great move. Waiting to visit your closet . ♥️♥️💖

Congratulations ! and continue Blessings to you Serena.

Get in touch with Nazz Thornton ,the best event planner in Union Springs , Alabama

You are doing well keep it up my beautiful sister Serena Williams.....

One of my favorite girl,congrats you go hon

My two year old daughter adores you Serena! Such an inspiration.

All good; but don't bite off more than you can chew, chasing that so-called All-mighty $$; more important is health and peace of mind.

Your such a power of example as a woman and parent. Bless

Good deal Serena...I really like Poshmark and I would luv to see what's in your closet!😁😁

Anything you do you will be successful.Very creative

Hi, she is beautiful and lovely tennis player and very good B.or worker . What ever she do she good in that. Congratulations and best wishes. Love you.

Classic Nubian-Queen ; kisses . - - - Osollo

Serena You are great ever and ever....

Omg so proud of u my idol Serena 😘😘😘😘

Serena, I'm interested in the company too.

Congratulations, Serena! I wish I was Serena for just one day! Lol

Not- when you resigning from Tennis, clearly you have other goals, great career though.

You constantly inspire me!!!

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1 month ago

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I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day so it was nice to have a girls day. Having Alexis be so supportive and understand is one of a kind. I’m so fortunate for him to get it and respect my beliefs. ... See moreSee less

I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day so it was nice to have a girls day. Having Alexis be so supportive and understand is one of a kind. I’m so fortunate for him to get it and respect my beliefs.

 

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She may be a Jehovah Witness. They do not celebrate any day that is considered pagan, including Christmas.

I guess my husband have your belief too because over 25 yrs now and I still can’t get a Valentine gift or the acknowledgment thats its Valentine’s Day 😂😂😢

I guess my invite got lost in the mail. Did you put the apt#?

First for me everyday is Valentine's Day. Second:This photo is beautiful and mixed very well Black,White,Asian all as one family 👌👌

Yes Serena he is understanding, because he loves u very much. U can she his love for u in his eyes. Serena just love him back the way he loves u and support u. Don't take it for granted. U have a Nice family and u and Alexis are a very Nice couple. God bless U and your family🙏🙏🙏🙏💖

Happy "Gal"entines Day!

That makes two of us, and my partner and I find it to be just another day and full of love as all the other days. Big love sis!

I thought I was the only woman who didn't celebrate Valentine's Day. Girls Trip was an excellent idea Serena.

🗣️ GOOD Cupid is an ancient God of erotic love- One true God-JEHOVAH☺️only

I am one of you Serena. Proudly JW!

Serena makes a lil pot n its worth millions. I make a lil pot n i can only get like $200 an ounce! 😡

You can do a galentines day any day too though. And Valentines days can be every day too.. 💁🏽‍♀️

THANK YOU! for bringing visibility to those of us who don't do V-day!

Remember to marry only in the Lord. Love Jah whole souled

Lady you having a good day in love, you ok. You loved up on your friends.

I love you Serena but Valentine’s Day hatin’ is so passé. It’s just a nice reminder to love someone, anyone a little deeper. Even if it means yourself.

YAAY!!! Good for you mami. You two make a beautiful couple and it's obvious you both love each other so much. ❤️❤️👏👏

That's very cool of him!

Love 💕 my time with my girls too

I don't remember celebrating Valentine's Xmas Birthdays etc

Let Love ❤️ Last Longer gods blessing

Happy VALENTINES DAY LOVE LORD AB

Love the leopard top! Fantastic idea!

Your girl on the far left is PEOST!! She thinkin... "We supposed to be at the club having men buy us drinks and Serena got our asses out at the Pottery Barn like some damn Martha Stewart wanna-be! Ooo!" LOL! 🤣

They say Valentine's day celebration is for the 20 years older.... parents celebrate fathers and mother's day

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1 month ago

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Sometimes, you have to stop and listen to the music. #Navigator ... See moreSee less

 

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There’s no way you are listening to the music in a car like that!!!

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Sorry ! I love this beautiful song ! May I want 2 know what's the name of this song and who is the singer ! Can anybody help me ?

Serena is bondle of beauty both in and out Tennis's Courts

💜Serena Williams post.💯

Yes cool beautiful you do👍👌😍

Serena the commercial lacks humor. You should be in the driveway enjoying the calm rain and your kid opens the door asking why your hiding. Lmao

Por siempre serás la reina Serena Williams

Hi you are an athlete playing tennis but there are many similar people maybe I am mistaken I am still going to confirm.

Enter my code OKEIWXZT in cheftown game to get cool stuff. Join my chain Sushi bistro tag#40124

Yesssss Beautiful

<3 This Commercial Serena!

Love the commercial, Serena.

.A BEAUTIFUL Girl, well dressed; and in a LUXURIOUS Car. SERENA WILLIAMS the GREAT. CHAMPION of Ladies' International Tennis. God Bless.

Dope Commercial 🙌🙌

Have you seen this South African women who creates amazing dols for girls? The Power of a Name: Khulile Vilakazi-Ofosu

This was AWESOME!!! My FAV athlete (Serena) listening to my FAV Jazz singer (Sarah Vaughan)!!!!!! 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

Was that you singing?

A beautiful voice ....you are full package mama. Make you comfortable ouhhhhhh🚙

Beautiful video Queen. Team Serena Williams forever

You are always in my dream You are cover of the world ❤️❤️❤️

Yessss, tennis queen! What class for classy😁

Woahhhh, you look so so elegant. That look, the music, the ambience... perfect. It's a beautiful advert. ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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