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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4 days ago

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Wish u never show on court again

Does she ever look in the mirror !!!what is she wearing at the Austailian she looks like Mr Blobby

Your interview today at the Australian Open about wanting to help young players is a political spin from you after your tantrums at the US Open last year. You won’t con me.

Good Luck Serena, go all the way girl!!

Love you girl didn’t go to work today,because I would miss your match...love your outfit it looks good on you,I enjoyed the game you’re the best tennis player of all times

Good Luck! I hope you get #24!

Great sister you and sister will do well in Australia open tennis this year keep it up God Almighty is on your side Serena Williams.

Best female athlete ever in her line of work.. Always respect this sister ..💪

Apology to Mark Knight wouldn’t go astray!!!

Yes oooh,,,, darling you always your number one

Good luck Serena on winning Australian open and four more slams after

I have your name on my prayer list and I pray for you every day. God bless you and your family today.

Love you Serena! Great game! Loved the outfit.

Great to see you in such relaxed mood....

GO GET, Your Money Girl.

Prepare for another uncalled for meltdown 😂

Pazea,dupa ce au ouat ,ciorile au aparul la Melbourne,sa mai ciuguleasca si ele ceva graunte.........

**QUEEN LET'S GO GO GO GOOOOOOOO TO WIN I SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR SISTER***VENUS*****

Tu sabe que me gusta y me provoca mi negrota bella besote para que te llegue directo al corazon

When reach 40-40, u r nervus, why u can't win deuse point. Federer can win 10 times deuse point . Plz avoid nervusness.

I’ve got it and addicted 🤦🏾‍♂️

Love u Serena you are best

Wishing you all the best at Australian Open.

Good luck in your games , go gal , your baby gal will be cheering for you .

I cant not remember last US open final👎🏿

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6 days ago

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I want to see Serena having an injury free year where she is healthy enough to play in all 4 slams this year.

Serena looking terrible in the shorts outfit. She should dress to cover her huge rear.

And so begins another marathon tennis season. I just hope Serena stays healthy.

Ready long time Queen....lets go....#24

Goo mama Olympia ! Sending new millions of positive vibes for this season 2019! 🎾 All the way to the Final! 💪😘💕

Good Luck Serena You Are The Best

I'm ready too!!!! Let's go Queen💪🏾

You taking all the records this year #GetItDone

You may be ready for them but they're definitely not ready for you!

Can’t wait! I will be watching as always #renasarmy

All the luck in the world. You go out there and play your game, you've got this. Let the force be with you.

That’s right get it !! 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🍾

You're beautiful and talented💕

One fantastic and very beautiful woman.

I'm ready too... get em Serena

Dam she still got it going you go girl

Melbourne welcomes you Serena. ❤️

Nice jams good luck have a healthy 2019

Get em !!!! The Alexander family here in South Carolina are pulling for you. Do your thang.

Best of Luck!!! Take them all down!!

Gett'em girl!...their not ready!

Praying for health and strength 🙏🏾

Great to see you at Australian open.

You will always be the one ,,,,, Australian open tennis we also love you

Go...go Shine mama.....I pronounce good health til the AusOpen is over, much luv neh

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To think she grew up playing and beating Steffi Graf/Monica Seles and now after her contemporaries like Clijsters, Davenport, and Hingis have all retired, she is still competing for slams. Just insanely inspiring

Already told my family/friends do not call me tomorrow. I will be glued to the TV

Still beautiful and fantastic.

QUEEN SERENA, may the Almighty Lord God, and His angels be with you; guard and protect you throughout your quest for fulfilling the DREAM. Through Christ Jesus. Love you always and FOREVER.

I will be watching and cheering you up. Good luck Serena

The Queen is coming 💪💪👏👏

Wishing you the best results down under. To obtain #24 requires cold blooded Serena.😍😍😍😍

Go Serena have a great Australian open!!

Good luck Serena, a mom, a great athlete and good role model! 🎾🇨🇦🎾

Queen! 👏👏👏 been waiting to see you back on the court! ❤❤ best wishes at the AO!

You’re the best ! My hero and legend !

Bring your A Game and history is yours! No one on the planet can beat your A game!

Good Luck you Serena. You can do it. This will be a amazing year for you. The Queen of courts. Be always cool and relax your mind. Again n again "All The Best Serena" 🌹🌹🌹❤️

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE EVER!!!

Wishing you all the best in Australian open 2019 . Go gal

All the best. I pray you make history. GOAT

I know you are ready and I am going to be watching

I’m right there with you Serena!

Get it sista!! Show them what your working with

Make this your best year ever

Good luck tomorrow Serena - will be there cheering you on

Ready to see you go all the way

Well wishes for the tournament🙏🏼

All the best Serena, it's definitely coming home💪

Good luck you’re number one biggest fan❤️❤️

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1 week ago

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Can I coach from the stands?🤔

24 loading Goat.

Hey, I know this girl. Kimberly Bhunu 🙋‍♀️

Who is the young girl she’s beautiful 👍🏾🥰 love it 😊

Miss Williams, I still remember you and your sister playing back in 1998. We were staying at our cousins' place in Melbourne, and the Australian Open was on. All my cousin Olivia could do was talking about Venus and Serena Williams being the best players!

Gone girl.🍍🍓🍒🍑🍐🍉🍈🍇🍆🍄🍋🍊🍏🌷🌸🍁🍀🌹

Interesante.

.You're looking younger and more BEAUTIFUL, Lady SERENA. Enjoy your day. God Bless.

"I have a daughter!" Lmao

Congratulations

Im proud of you

Now I may assume your friend doesn't need me in the AO tournament, being a super Pro now!

Veapues q encantadora serena 🤗🤗🤗❤

Mitica Queen

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1 week ago

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I open up my heart in this month's Allure issue talking about mind + body, success, and the self-love lessons I will pass on to my daughter. www.allure.com/story/serena-williams-unapologetic-greatness-cover-interview-2019 ... See moreSee less

I open up my heart in this months Allure issue talking about mind + body, success, and the self-love lessons I will pass on to my daughter. https://www.allure.com/story/serena-williams-unapologetic-greatness-cover-interview-2019

 

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I hope you gonna win Australian Open, because you deserve this. For me you're still nr 1..😘😘

Serena Williams such an amazing and beautiful woman ❤😍

The Greatest Female Tennis Player of All Time!!! Serena!!!

Good luck for the season Serena, stay bless girl, you are and alway will be my heroine.❤️

Nobody can make you happy more than you. Keep on being the best much loved.

I am so happy to be able to see your life and be apart of it in a small way.

S you are inspiration to all. Always beautiful

Beautiful Serena, Love u and family very much. Wishing you all the best and much success this season...💓

You have fought a good fight. Keep climbing

Love you girl #thismamagonetakeallthisyear

Good luck Serena! Will be watching and cheering

I love you Serena Williams 💘💘💘😍😍😍

I love you Serena Williams God bless you and the family 💖💖💖😍

God bless you and your family.❤️💕❤️👍🏾😎✌🏾

What a beautiful backside view. 2019 is the year for #24, 25,26 & 27

Rooting for you at the Australian open! 🙏🏾❤️

Girl, I'm rooting for you during this open! Everyone knows and wants you to do it again!

You look amazing. Take care yourself.

Nice, i hope u win aus open 19.

.You're just dashingly BEAUTIFUL, Lady SERENA. God Bless.

I'm from Cameroon you are my favorite

Looks more like Venus here. Love the bottom of them feet 😍😍😍 #BlackBeauty

Can i take you on a date serena 😍😘 lol just playing unless you gonna do it 😎

Self love is the most important after love of GOD.

You must talk using this media to God, he is ready to work with you.Do as much with those near and frequent.Find your way please.Thanks

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