Serena Williams’s 24 Most Iconic Facts and Achievements of the Tennis Legend
Oldest female tennis player to reach No. 1 ranking
US Open winner
Serena Williams won her sixth US Open title in 2014, making her one of two tennis stars with the most wins in the Open Era. The other is Chris Evert.
Serena Williams is in the money
Serena Williams holds the record for the most money won in WTA Tour history $94,618,080, $94,618,080 by active players, and $12,385,572 in a single season in 2013.
In 2015, Serena won Roland Garros, losing only five sets
In 2015, Serena was a train wrecking her competition, dropping only five sets en route to the 2015 Roland Garros crown. She was the first woman to do so.
award ceremony 2015
Serena Williams won the following awards in 2015, Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, BET Sportswoman of the Year, ESPY Award, ESPN WTA Female Player of the Year, Women’s Sports Foundation Female Athlete of the Year, Harris Poll Top 10 Favorite Sports Star (#1), Top 10 of All-Time Harris Poll (#4), Harris Poll Top 10 Female Tennis Players (#1), WTA Player of the Year, WTA Social Fan Favorite – Post of the Year, WTA Social Favorite – Aww of the Year, WTA Social Favorite – Woman of the Year (with Caroline Wozniacki), ITF Women’s Single World Champion, Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, United States Sports Academy Athlete of the Year, L’Équipe Champion of Champions, International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Best Female Athlete and Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards- Queen of Swag.
Grand Slam results in doubles
In the Grand slam double, Serena Williams won the us open (2) Wimbledon (6) french open (2), and the Australian Open in doubles competition.
Open Era Tennis Records – Women’s Singles
Serena Williams has the most career matches played with 421, leads in matches won with 366, and has the fourth-best winning record at 366-55.
She defeats Sister Venus for the first time
Serena Williams first defeated her sister Venus in the Grand Slam final at Roland Garros in 2002. The Serena vs Venus feud is one of the greatest family sports rivalries of all time.
Serena Williams is a vegan
Serena Williams follows a plant-based diet when preparing for or competing in a competition. Serena became a vegan after their sister Venus was diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome.
Serena Williams has a doubles record of 192-34 and has won 23 titles, with her highest ranking being No. 1 in 2010. She is now ranked No. 407 as of July 2022.
Grand Slam Singles Results
When it comes to singles competition, Serena Williams stands out among many having won the Australian Open (7), French Open (3), Wimbledon (7), and US Open (6), in total Serena Williams, has won 73 singles titles in her career.
Serena Williams’s record against great opponents
Serena Williams has played some of the best tennis of all time, with a record of 19–12 against sister Venus, 7–6 against Martina Hingis, 10–7 over Jennifer Capriati, and 20–2 over Maria Sharapova.
Winner of $90 million in career earnings
Serena Williams became the first and only female tennis player to win $90,000,000 in career earnings in 2019. From 2013–2019, Williams improved her career earnings by $10 million each year.
Anywhere and everywhere
Serena Williams became the first woman or man to complete the Career Golden Slam after turning 30 (WIM 2012, OLY 2012, USO 2012, FO 2013, AO 2015).
2017 BET Sportswoman of the Year
Arguably the most iconic African-American female athlete of all time, Serena Williams was named the 2017 Female Athlete of the Year by BET.
She is number one in singles and doubles at the same time
Serena Williams achieved this feat in June 2010 when she became the 6th player to hold both ranking same time doubles and single No1.
Oldest female tennis player to reach No. 1 ranking
Serena Williams was the oldest player to reach the No. 1 position at the age of 35 years, six months, and 29 days. This milestone took place on April 24, 2017.
Singles winner in three decades
After Martina Navratilová, Serena is the only player to win a slam singles title in three decades, divided as follows: (USO 1999, FO 2002, AO 2010).
Serena and Venus won Roland Garros in 2010
In 2010, the Williams sisters won the doubles at Roland Garros 2010, becoming the first pair since 1998 to hold four doubles slams at the same time.
24 aces in the match
In 2012, at Wimbledon, Serena played a semifinal match against Victoria Azárence, and Williams hit a record 24 aces in one match.
A born winner
In 2016, Serena Williams became the first woman to win more than 60 career matches at all four Grand Slams in the Open Era (AO 74 match wins, USO 84 match wins and FO 60 Match wins.
Serena won a Grand Slam while pregnant
One of Serena’s craziest achievements was at the 2017 Australian Open, where she won her 23rd Grand Slam singles title while eight weeks pregnant.
Won career Grand Slam doubles at age 19
Both Venus and Serena would win the 2001 Australian Open doubles, winning all four Grand Slam women’s doubles titles by the time Serena was 19 years old. This is known as a “career grand slam”.
Serena Williams Master of Languages
The tennis superstar is fluent in French and has given interviews and press conferences in French while competing in France.
Williams had a 27-game winning streak
2014, Serena Williams won 27 matches in late 2014 and up until May 2015. In the process, she won the WTA Finals, Australian Open, and Miami.
Serena Williams has four Olympic gold medals, 1 in Sydney 2000 in doubles, 1 in Beijing 2008 in doubles, 1 in London 2012 in singles, and 1 other gold medal in doubles at the same Olymp