Serena Williams has done it all in tennis, but there’s so much more to come from her.
Serena Williams has had a career that’s come full circle since her high school days in suburban Connecticut. She started playing tennis as a freshman in 1977. She turned pro the following year. She won three Grand Slam titles. Her highest ever ranking was No. 5 in the world.
Williams was not only one of the world’s all-time greats, but she was also one of the most important women in the sport’s history. The 24-time Grand Slam doubles champion (including 16 consecutive titles) is best remembered for her rivalry with Venus Williams, which she famously lost. She was the first American woman to win Wimbledon (1986) and the first American woman to win the Olympic gold medal in singles (1988). She was a four-time French Open champion (1988-1992), the first woman to win the French Open and become the only woman to win both the French and Wimbledon titles (1990, 1991, 1994).
There was also one other big thing she did: win a record 14 major titles (most by a woman, with eight singles and six doubles). Serena Williams, who is now 45 years old, is the first-ever American woman to win 18 Grand Slam singles singles titles, seven Grand Slam doubles titles, and three Olympic gold medals.
But Serena Williams is not just an all-time great.
She is a world record-holder in seven different sports, and now on Tuesday, she will become the first athlete ever to break into the Top 10 of all eight of those categories.
Serena Williams is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a seven-time tennis champion, a four-time French Open champion, a three-time Wimbledon champion, and a four-time Grand Slam singles champion. Courtesy of the Williams family
She was the first female athlete in the history of tennis to win six Grand Slam titles, including four back-to-back (in 1988, 1990, 1992, and 1996), as well as the first in the history of women’s tennis to win the prestigious Australian Open. She is also the first American woman and the only male to win the French Open, Wimbledon, Olympic gold, and the biggest Grand Slam tournament of the year, the Australian Open. She was also the