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

The calm before the camp. #METGALA 2019 ... See moreSee less

#METGALA 2019

 

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The Goddess and the mini Goddess 😍 You and your little darling are so beautiful, such delight to see you both so happy ❤️

Beautiful and gorgeous Serena😍😍😍

Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing.

CONGRATULATIONS!! Beautiful dress!!

Thank you Serena. You are beautiful and have wonderful life. I am very happy for you.

You looked stunning! And the sneakers 😍🌟

Serena and her hubby looks great💖 Her dress is Beautiful!

You looked absolutely amazing at this event. Like a true queen.

Love this beautiful, adorable couple ❤️💯🥰

Realy Nice! Thank you for sharing. ❤️

Beautiful. What a gorgeous couple.

I just admire her she's such a beautiful person all together I love her spirit she's a soldier girl 💪and she looks fabulous in that beautiful dress

beautiful couple.. the gown is stunningly beautiful!

Love that dress. You look amazing

Awww beautiful thank you for sharing your family and friends video God bless you

That was outstanding and you look so beautiful and your husband looked handsome too

Serena love love love it all, hair, nails, baby, gown and hubby Amazing life 💞 #METGALA

Serena is SO beautiful! So grateful to see her beauty shine. Amazing!!!!!

You look superb, beautiful for the met gala.

So beautiful! You guys make a wonderful couple.

Such A Lovely Couple, 👑Serena and Alexis you look amazing!😍❤✨

Lovely looks, congratulations Serena!

I love your #MetGala look

Beautiful and classy Lady! Blessings to you and your family.

Beautiful couple happy for you Serena

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3 weeks ago

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Looking forward to seeing you and Riri! Have a blessed day my beautiful sister 🌺

My God, you are soooooooo beautiful! <3

This woman is amazing 😍. So creative with her style & daring. I can only hope to teach my daughter the same qualities that come so natural to🎾👗

Great + Strong + Powarfull + Women = Nice Beautiful Looking SERENA

You are awesome, my indomptable lioness. God bless you and your lovely family.

I love you Serena!!!!!! You’re so awesome

One love my sister! JEHOVAH GOD, love you, in Jesus name, Hallelujah Amen.

Serena you are such a amazing woman. Love you😘 and be bless🙏

Have a blessed first Monday in May and enjoy a blissful whole month

I love you Serena. You’re awesome

Wonderful...May God Richly Bless You my Sister!

I can’t wait to see your look for the Met Gala this year! I’m sure it will be amazing 🖤

You are always awesome

You're a All Natural Beautiful Queen 😍😘⚘⚘

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Thank you for sharing Blessings

I purchased one of your purses on home shopping network I called and talked with you. You were very nice I will never forget your kindness.

You will look and be amazing tonight.

Congrats! I can’t wait to see you 👗

Thanks for letting me know. #whatwouldIdowithoutyou

Serena Williams is such Amazing Powerful Beautiful Women😍👌👊✌️

Serena has beauty, brains, talent, resilience, power and immense kindness! She's truly blessed to be a blessing and we can't help but just love her!!! 🙏💝🌹❤💃🔥👏😃

A very special month in May for both of us. Me turning 50 and your looking 19 all over again

You have a great time lady you earned it!!!

I love you so much for your sport you play,that's I feel like being in friend for live God bless

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4 weeks ago

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Social Media vs. Reality is REAL. It's easy to hide behind the highlights reel we present on social media. The same can be said for victims of financial abuse. 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence, and financial abuse is often the invisible force that keeps them trapped in an unsafe situation. I feel fortunate to work with The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse to raise awareness of financial abuse and help victims escape domestic violence. Learn the signs at PurplePurse.com/FinancialAbuse. #FinancialLiteracyMonth #Ad ... See moreSee less

Social Media vs. Reality is REAL. Its easy to hide behind the highlights reel we present on social media. The same can be said for victims of financial abuse. 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence, and financial abuse is often the invisible force that keeps them trapped in an unsafe situation. I feel fortunate to work with The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse to raise awareness of financial abuse and help victims escape domestic violence. Learn the signs at PurplePurse.com/FinancialAbuse. #FinancialLiteracyMonth #Ad

 

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You inspired my baby so much that she wanted to be you for her who am I day. Continue to be you and live your best life. We love you. ❤❤❤

Beautiful person. Keep being who God called you to be. Proud of you Serena.

Black Beauty. Love you Serena for the beautiful soul that you are. Thank you for been the voice and advocating for us . Thank you for empowering women around the world.

You're so wonderful! Love you sister. Keep doing what you do.

Much love and respect for who you are. GOD BLESS YOU always .❤

beautiful stunning woman 💋❤️😍😘

Gorgeous, Gracious, Talented, Tenacious, Sophisticated, Serena!!!💖💕Love you sis!

I don’t know if many people will look past the picture to your message, but I did. I am living in the middle of this at the moment. Thank you for remembering those of us that are so easy to forget. 🖤

Thanks and God bless you for your contribution towards bringing awareness to this form of abuse. I am a victim so it makes sense to me.

Beautiful lady, thanks for your enduring advocation for all women.

Beautiful words Serena, well said thanks for being the boss chick that you are.💯❤️

Beautiful and classy...I love it!

Thank you for bringing light to what is often a tough topic for many. Domestic abuse survivors need to know that they have support 💜

So proud of you. May God continue to bless you.

God Bless you keep doing the good work

Thanks for the information. And love your photos, lovely.

Great cause ..proud of you!

Serena is so beautiful and now supporting a beautiful thing, you go girl!

You are amazing . You look so beautiful ! You inspire many woman. Thank you .

Thank you Serena for all you do for women of the world. You are making a difference in so many lives.

Beautiful pictures keep up the great work

So proud of you. Queen Forever!!🥎👑👑

You are so smart. Glad you are doing things that truly makes a difference.✌❤Be Blessed

Thank you for yet again using your hard-won fame to empower those who feel powerless. You're an extraordinary sportsperson with awesome warm-hearted humanity ❤❤❤

Gorgeous, great message too.

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1 month ago

Serena Williams

My mom is the real GOAT in the new
Portal from Facebook ad. Love this
woman. #PortalPartner #FeelThere portalfb.me/fbSW
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I love this commercial it’s just great and beautiful ladies awesomeness in one room.🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

Go mom . I just love your mom soo much . She is an inspiration to me . ❤️❤️❤️👏🏼👏🏼

Give this marketing person a raise and a bonus. Very creative and love me some Snoop Mama with visiting the evangelist suit on. Praise Him Mama.

I Love This Commercial... This is Awesome.

All da moms are beautiful, I love this commercial❤❤

I love how Snoops mom is just chilling!! All moms are beautiful!!! Great commercial!

I absolutely LOVE THIS!! 💙💕💙💕

This commercial gives me life! I have watched it three times while sitting here waiting for my train. 🤣🤣Moms are truly a blessing. Thanks for sharing and making my day.

This is absolutely great, I love it

All that Moma love in one room ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Great commercial

Love this commercial Happy Mother's to you Beautiful Moms💝

You're blessed to have such an amazing relationship with your mom Serena! Cherish it🌺

This gives me all of my life...(Mother's ) "you are appreciated"🙏

They're each so cute!! I love this commercial #brilliant

My mom would love this device

This is awesome mothers

That was so cute! Love this commercial!

I love Snoop’s mom😂😂

Hello Serena! We went to school with your Mom! What a sweet girl! Really proud of her and her girls!! 👍🏻

Nice I love this commercial,💐🤙💐🧡💚❤💐🤙💐HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL YOU MOTHERS OUT THERE 💐🤙💐

Great inclusive Commercial! Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms...♥️♥️♥️

I love this, haven’t seen it on tv yet

Absolutely LOVE this commercial!!😃

She beautiful i love her and kudos to this our great mom

Too cute love this commercial

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1 month ago

Serena Williams

I was on a press tour in NY and saw that I had my Embrace Scar Therapy in my purse! Embrace has supported me to heal scar free! I’m so serious about using it because healing scar free is a priority for me. (It’s also now available at Walgreens!) ... See moreSee less

I was on a press tour in NY and saw that I had my Embrace Scar Therapy in my purse! Embrace has supported me to heal scar free! I’m so serious about using it because healing scar free is a priority for me. (It’s also now available at Walgreens!)

 

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Thanks for sharing I’ll check it out.

You're awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Love this wonderful woman 🙏🏾‼️❤️

Still the most beautiful woman in the world. Missed My chance to marry her 🤷🏾‍♂️

my sis you always lovely, god bless you, miss you at tennis though, hope you enjoyed being at new York my home city.

Thanks for sharing,you're awesome

That’s cool my friend I will try it out beautiful and thank you for this information queen 👍😍

😍😍😍You're awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Good morning serena blessings to you an the little one .

Good evening,you use something because you know their importancy

Thank you very much. God bless you much today and always. And God bless your family also. Have a nice day.

Good morning beautiful.

Always beautiful Serena!

Alles the best Serena and blessings to you and Olympia and your man ❤💋⚘

You’re so beautiful with straight hair! 😍😍😍

Question. I have watched your workout video numerous times (you are amazing) & wanted to know what brand of stretch cords/bands do you use. You have a wonderful day.

Candy Sweet Looking Serena , Beautiful Family Keep it up

Serena, you look so beautiful

Thanks for sharing! Hope to see you in the French Open 💪❤

You are looking great Serena

I wish... "The French Open" 😇!

You is very beautiful i love you dear

I love Embrace Scar Therapy! It’s definitely making a difference on my old scars. So happy to read it’s now at Walgreens!

Beautiful scars and all.

.Thank you for the information, SERENA; but I don't need it (Embrace). I would recommend it to others. Oh!, and I should say that I admired your picture, though. Enjoy your day, QUEEN.

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