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 months ago

Serena Williams

Let the Roland Garros begin. Here is my French Open look designed by Virgil Abloh and Nike. ... See moreSee less

Let the Roland Garros begin. Here is my French Open look designed by Virgil Abloh and Nike.

 

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.Your next design would be in "KENTE" cloth, to make you more African, SERENA; though, we all know that you're a PATRIOTIC American. LOVELY. God Bless.

Dear Serena, I think it was extremely disrespectful of you to interrupt a colleague‘s press conference because you could not wait to hold your own. ☹️☹️☹️

Serena, you may have many titles, but you will never be a champion. Your narcissistic attitude is a disgrace for tennis, and what you did with Thiem at the conference just shows how disrespectful you are even with your own colleagues. Your time has gone, learn to lose with dignity because that's all you got now. Let beautiful people play tennis. Way to go Thiem!

I basically just fainted! Legendary x stunning 😍

Good luck Serena, be your fabulous self.

Wow you’re looking in top form. The very best of luck for the tournament.

Beautiful! Good Luck you got this!

Beautiful, stunning, and wish you the best of luck🎾🎾You Got This

Love it beautiful, fierce and powerful!

Serena, you are a powerhouse. I loooove watching you play. No one will be as great as you. How's your beautiful daughter & hubby? Beautiful design! Thanks for supporting African designers!! Relax and enjoy the French Open. God bless you!

Absolutely stunning Princess ..........so talented!

Beautiful pics and very classy lady ❤️😍💞

You shine no matter what. I'm loving it. Best of luck.💗💗💗💗

good luck Serena your a BEAUTIFUL women😘

Beautiful dress, all the best Serena.

Good luck G.O.A.T. LOVE THE LOOK

So Beautiful as always❤️👍🏽😍😃💯

You are so beautiful Ms. Williams!

Absolutely beautiful!! Praying for a healthy and victorious tournament!!! Much Love

Good Luck Serena you got this beautiful!!

We love you my queen , Wimbledon awaits you and so do I ❤️❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘

Bold, Beautiful and Gorgeous

Looking gorgeous Serena! Can’t wait to see you win the French Open final as a mother 😍 💪🏽 💗 👑 #rosequartz #QueenMaker

Love ❤️ it good luck at the French Open.. Take no prisoners...

Screaming yes Serena. This is 🔥🔥🔥 and your looking amazing. 💪🏽 I want to rock this outfit.

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2 months ago

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

#METGALA 2019

 

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Gorgeous Serena😍 and Lovely Olympia😍

So Blessed and Beautiful.. God is

Yesss honey beautiful keep that feelings girl havenly love

You continue to elevate your game and I'm really proud of you. 🥰🥰🥰🥰

.SERENA, you're more BEAUTIFUL now than EVER. God Bless.

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

You were gorgeous in that dress!!!!! LOVED IT. 😍

Wow you looked gorgeous 😍😍😍

Beautiful. What a gorgeous couple.

Beautiful couple happy for you Serena

Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing.

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

Beautiful! Serena, Chip needs a play date with Gizmo!

Absolutely beautiful Serena.

You’ve never looked so gorgeous!!

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

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

Wow beautiful Queen Serena 💝

You looked so regal Serena!

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

I love your #MetGala look

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

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

Beautiful and gorgeous Serena😍😍😍

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

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3 months ago

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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!!! 🙏💝🌹❤💃🔥👏😃

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

I love you Serena. You’re awesome

When it comes to Sports thank God you brought fashion to the Game. Wear ur crown while u co chair Sister!!👑💃🏾

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🎾👗

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.

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

Congrats! I can’t wait to see you 👗

Love you and your family and watching you play tennis you rock Serena

Looking great GOAT!!! Looking forward to seeing you back out there playing, and your pursuit of GS title #24. Also a bit early, but Happy Mother's Day to you upcoming!

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

Hey Serena I know you have many comments but I am a girl from a little town in Alabama . I am trying my best to make it professional I am currently ranked 21 in 16s division usta I really just need to ask you some questions about how you did something great with your life being brought up in a bad area well I’m kinda in the same situation and needed some advice thank you casey

My God, you are soooooooo beautiful! <3

I think Serena Williams should addressed this issue: www.nytimes.com/2019/05/12/opinion/nike-maternity-leave.html

When are you coming out with the truth that you were born a man?

Thanks for letting me know. #whatwouldIdowithoutyou

happy you lost, you don`t desreve all thos slams after all

Dijo chaplin la vida ha dejando de ser un chiste para mi no le veo la gracia..

With my greetings to you always God bless you

You will look and be amazing tonight.

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

Thank you for sharing Blessings

You are always awesome

That happens to be my Birthday Serena

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

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3 months ago

Serena Williams

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. ❤❤❤

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. 🖤

So proud of you. Queen Forever!!🥎👑👑

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

beautiful stunning woman 💋❤️😍😘

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

Awesome..We thank you. God is

God Bless you keep doing the good work

Thank you for your versatility, Serena. You're just an all-rounder!! You're a beautiful soul, a Total Woman!!!

Looking gorgeous as always 😍

Loves on You and that Come is true and always FUTURE!💕🙏

Beautiful pictures keep up the great work

Yes sister, your black is BEAUTIFUL!!

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.

Thanks for paying it forward!

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

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

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

If anybody can inspire a woman to come back strong, and with elegance and style is YOU!!!

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

It's true. Without money, you can't do very much. You can't escape unsafe or difficult places. I haven't had a credit card in ten years...& finally just got one.

One the most beautiful woman in the world your sisters too.

Ppl with disabilities suffer from finance abuse big time,especially the ones who never got the chance to live,but they live from thirty to thirty everymonth... pray for all abused victims

You go girl. I just finished my 12 page research paper on domestic violence and different church denomination. It is a hidden problem that needs to be hit hard. Prevention and talking openly about it is a good start. But only a start. Love watching you play tennis. I hope to be in Florida one day and see you play live, not on my TV.👍🏼💕🙏🏼❤️🎉😎🎾

Serena Williams keep on inspiring the world YOU ROCK

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

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

Love, Love , Love this commercial!!!!!

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 it’s just great and beautiful ladies awesomeness in one room.🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

Only witches and warlocks call each other the goat by the way Serena. Be careful with that ritual stuff.. it always reverses back to you negativity. Good luck

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

Serena didn’t call her mommy because jehovah witnesses don’t celebrate Mother’s Day

Best commercial of the year 🥰 they should have their own Movie 🤣🤣 called “the Noisy Moms😂

Wait Snoop’s mom rocking that Church hat!!😭😭😭

This is cute :) (never paid attention how much Snoop look just like his mom)

Lmao Oracene always with the shades

Snoop dogs mom was dressed to the nines

I love Snoop’s mom😂😂

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.

I looovvve it. Its about time she's recognized

I love celebrity mom commercials

Snoop's Mother is in the house. I'm loving this!

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

These moms should do more commercials together it has an old American good love feeling.

This my first year with my mother. She passed away last month of cancer's.

This is a great commercial lol

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

I'm sorry but I gotta say it, Jonah Hill!? Seriously!!! Lol how did he get n the mix w the other greats!! 😂😂

I Love This Commercial... This is Awesome.

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