Tennis Career Highlights
Serena Williams, USA Born : 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. Serena is the younger of the Williams sisters and the more powerful. Her great intensity on court and the overpowering nature of her ground strokes  quickly raised her status to World No1. Winner of 20 Major titles. After an injury layoff  she returned unseeded to win the 2007 Australian Open title. The pattern of limited tournament play but an ability to focus on the Majors saw a 3rd US Open title gained in 2008 10 years after her first. She began 2009 with her 4th Australian Open and continued with her 3rd Wimbledon victory leading to the regaining of her Wold No1 spot at the end of the year. A 5th Australian Open heralded 2010 and a 4th Wimbledon. After a health scare in 2011 she returned to her best in 2012 to win her 5th Wimbledon singles crown and a 4th doubles and finally a second US Open. 2013 saw her play better than ever, regain her No1 status and win the French and US Opens. She completed her most successful year by retaining the WTA Finals trophy. In 2014 after some inconsistent results she retained her No1 status & won her 5th WTA Final. At 33 years of age she won the first three majors of 2015 completing a "Serena Slam". In 2016 she finally equalled Steffi Graf's total of 22 Grand Slam victories. She was able to go one better by winning the 2017 Australian Open & taking the record of Grand Slam wins in the Open era, just 1 title behind Margaret Court's all-time mark.

 

Important Tournament Victories

1994:
China Open
1995:
1996:
1997:
1998:
Wimbledon: Mixed Doubles
US Open: Mixed Doubles
1999:
US Open: Singles
US Open: Women's Doubles
French Open: Women's Doubles
Indian Wells
Paris Open
Los Angeles
2000:
Wimbledon: Women's Doubles
Olympic Games: Doubles

Tokyo
Los Angeles
2001:
Australian Open: Women's Doubles
WTA Final
Indian Wells
Toronto
2002:
Wimbledon: Singles
Wimbledon: Women's Doubles
US Open: Singles
French Open: Singles
Italian Open

Nasdaq 100
Scottsdale
Princess Cup, Tokyo
Sparkassen Cup, Leipzig
WTA No1
2003:
Australian Open: Singles
Paris
Nasdaq 100
2004:
Nasdaq 100
China Open
2005:
Australian Open: Singles
2006:
2007:

Australian Open: Singles
Sony Eriksson
2008:
US Open: Singles
Sony Eriksson
Bangalore
Charleston
Wimbledon: Women's Doubles
Olympic Games: Doubles
2009:
Wimbledon
Australian Open
WTA  Final
Wimbledon
: Women's Doubles
US Open:
Women's Doubles
Australian Open: Women's Doubles
WTA No1
2010:
Wimbledon: Singles
Australian Open: Singles
Australian Open: Women's Doubles
2011:
Stanford
Toronto
2012:
Wimbledon: Singles
US Open: Singles
WTA Finals
Charleston
Madrid
Stanford
Olympic Games: Singles; Doubles
Wimbledon: Women's Doubles
2013:
French Open
US Open
WTA Finals
Brisbane
Sony Open, Miami
Charleston
Madrid
Italian Open
Swedish Open
Toronto
China Open
WTA No1
2014:
US Open
WTA Finals
Brisbane
Miami
Italian Open
Stanford
Cincinnati
WTA No1
2015:
Australian Open
French Open
Wimbledon
Miami
Cincinnati
Paris Open
2016:
Wimbledon
Italian Open
Wimbledon: Women's Doubles
2017:
Australian Open