Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Top players from United States of AmericaSerena Williams (#1)Venus Williams (#20)Mardy Fish (#32)Andy Roddick (#40)James Blake (#99)

Country: United States of America
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Birthplace: Saginaw, MI, USA
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Weight: 150 lbs. (68 kg)
Current WTA Singles Rank: 1
Current WTA Singles Points: 10,365
Current WTA Doubles Rank: 23
Current WTA Doubles Points: 2,780

Tennis Equipment: Wilson KBlade Team rackets, Nike Air Max Smash shoes, Nike clothing

Profile

Serena Jameka Williams is the current World No. 2 tennis player. She has been ranked No. 1 by WTA on five separate occasions. Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slam titles: 11 in women's singles, ten in women's doubles and two in mixed doubles. In addition, she has won two Olympic gold medals in women's doubles in 2000 and 2008. Serena Williams won more Grand Slam titles than any other active female player and has won more career prize money than any other female athlete in history. Williams reached the top ten on the WTA world rankings for the first time in 1999 when she won her first Grand Slam victory at the US Open at the age of 17. Between 2002 and 2003, Williams won five of the six Grand Slam events she entered, becoming the fifth woman in history to hold all four Grand Slam titles simultaneously. She became the World Number 1 for the first time in July 2002.

Williams had a knee tendon surgery in 2003 and this ended Serena Williams' domination. She returned back on the tour in 2004 and her results were noticeably less consistent than previously. She won her next Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2005, her first in 18 months. However she could play only 13 tounaments in the next two years as she stuggled with a string of injuries. Her standing in the world rankings suffered as a result as she was ranked World No. 140 in July 2006, leading to widespread speculation that she had passed her peak. However, Serena won another Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2007, despite being ranked World Number 81 at the time. Williams returned to the top ten later that year and has since competed in every Grand Slam event. She became the World No. 1 for the first time in five years in September 2008, lost the ranking to Dinara Safina in April 2009, but regained the title after a win at the China Open in October 2009.

Serena Williams is the younger sister Venus Williams, who was a World No. 1 WTA player. The sisters have played each other in 21 professional matches dating back to 1998, with Serena winning 11 matches played between them as of July 2009. Their meeting in the final of the 2001 US Open was the first Grand Slam final contested by two sisters in the open era. As of July 2009, they have met in eight Grand Slam finals, with Serena winning six of those. Between the 2002 French Open and the 2003 Australian Open, the sisters met in all four Grand Slam finals, the first time in the open era that the same two players had contested four consecutive Grand Slam finals.

2013

Serena Williams lost in the quarterfinals of Australian Open to compatriot Sloane Stephens. She has won the singles title of the Australian Open five times in her career.

2012

Serena Williams won the Wimbledon and US Open grand slam titles in 2012.

2011

Serena Williams skipped the Australian Open and French Open tournaments. She reached the fourth round at Wimbledon and was a finalist at the US Open.

2010

She won the Australian Open and Wimbledon titles and reached the quarterfinals at French Open. Serena Williams skipped the US Open.

2009

Williams won the Australian Open and Wimbledon titles in 2009. She reached the quarterfinals at French Open and is a semifinalist at US Open.


Ranking and Points History

DateRankPointsChange
March 4, 2013110365 
February 25, 2013110365 
February 18, 2013110590
February 11, 201329970 
February 4, 201329970 
January 28, 201329970
November 12, 201239400 
September 10, 201247900 
June 11, 201265700
May 14, 201265300
 Points Chart



Serena Williams Titles

Partial list of titles won by Serena Williams

YearTournaments
2009Wimbledon, US Open (doubles, partnering Venus Williams)
2008Miami Masters, Family Circle Cup, US Open
2007Miami Masters
2004Miami Masters
2003Miami Masters, Open GDF SUEZ, Wimbledon
2002US Open, Miami Masters, Wimbledon, French Open
2001Indian Wells Masters
1999Indian Wells Masters, US Open, Open GDF SUEZ
1998U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships (doubles, partnering Venus Williams)

Serena Williams Finalist

Partial list of tournaments where Serena Williams is the finalist.

YearTournaments
2013Qatar Ladies Open
2009Miami Masters
2008Wimbledon
2004Wimbledon
2003Family Circle Cup
2001US Open
2000Open GDF SUEZ
1999Miami Masters

Serena Williams performance timeline in Grand Slam Singles

Tournament1998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013SRW-L
Australian Open2R3R4RQFAWAW3RWQFWWA4RQF5 / 1358-8
French Open4R3RAQFWSFQFAAQF3RQFQFA1R1 / 1139-10
Wimbledon3RASFQFWWF3RAQFFWW4RW5 / 1367-8
US Open3RWQFFWAQF4R4RQFWSFAFW4 / 1265-9
Win-Loss8-411-212-318-421-019-114-312-25-219-319-323-218-19-217-24-115 / 50229-35

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