On her way to the top, Serena has won everything that professional tennis has to offer. No man can come close, and only one woman can be compared.
Serena Williams is Tennis GOAT: The world has seen many Tennis players over time. They have entranced fans with their astonishing performances. People across the globe have seen great players like Steffi Graf, Serena Williams, Rod Laver, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer. But in the list of these Tennis legends, Serena Williams is arguably the greatest player of to grace the court in the history of the game.
In the year 1995, Serena Williams qualified for the Turn Pro events. Serena made her professional debut with the help of wild-card entry, in October 1995 at the Bell Challenge in Quebec. Since her debut, Serena Williams is one of the strongest and most powerful opponents.
Serena Williams, the Tennis GOAT
Since the late 1990s, Serena and her sister Venus Williams have been a dominant force in the game. In July 2002, Serena reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time in her career. The 37-year-old American holds the record for most Grand Slam titles in all three categories (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles).
Serena Williams has a record of holding up the No. 1 ranking for 186 consecutive weeks.
In the year 2002-03 and 2014-15, Serena won all four major Grand Slam titles (French Open, Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open). In the history of Tennis, she is the third player to achieve this feat after Rod Laver and Steffi Graf. With her sister Venus Williams, she has won 14 Grand slam doubles titles.
Over two decades of Dominance
Serena won her first Grand slam title in the year 1999 at US Open. In the same year, she won the French Open and US Open in the doubles category. In the year 2000, she won her first Olympic medal. Serena Williams has won four gold medals in the Olympic Games.
In London Olympics 2012, she won two gold medals (one in singles and one in doubles category). Serena has won 13 Grand Slam singles titles on the hardcourt which is an all-time record. She holds the record of winning the most women’s singles matches. In today’s generation, many young girls and boys see Serena as their role model. Serena Williams is not just the GOAT but the true ambassador of Tennis.
Serena Williams’ impressive records
Serena has won a total of 37 Grand Slam titles in her career. In 37 titles, she won 23 titles in singles and 14 in doubles. Of four major Grand Slams, Serena has won most titles (13) in Wimbledon (7 in singles category and 6 in doubles). In French Open, she has won total 5 titles while in Australian Open she has won 11 titles.
Serena has won a total of six US Open singles titles (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014) in her career. America’s former tennis player, Chris Evert has the same number of US Open titles. Other than Grand slams, she has won 6 Tour Finals and one Grand Slam Cup. She had also won Hopman Cup two times in her career. In women’s singles category she has an impressive win percentage of 85.3% and in the doubles category, her win percentage is 85.0%.
Can she win the 24th?
In a long career of 24 years, Serena has won 23 singles Grand Slam titles. She has the second-most career Grand Slam titles (both male and female) after Margaret Court who won 24 Grand Slam titles in her career. In the Open Era, she has the second-most Grand Slam finals. America’s Chris Evert holds the record for most (34) Grand Slam finals.
Currently, she is on her way to the finals of the US Open 2019. A day ago, she won her 100th match in the US Open. Serena Williams is now up for all-time GOAT status in Tennis after beating China’s Wang Qiang. On September 6, she will face World No. 5 Elina Svitolina in the 1st semi-final. Two months ago, Serena lost in the final of Wimbledon, foregoing an opportunity to match Evert. But Serena is in with a great chance to win her 24th Grand Slam title in the singles category.
Four major records that will break if Serena wins the US Open 2019 title:
1. She will become the first player to win 7 US Open titles in the singles category.
2. She will equal Chris Evert’s record of winning most Grand Slam singles titles.
3. If; she wins the semi-final of US Open 2019, then she will equal Evert’s record of (101) most career match wins.
4. If; Serena win the US Open 2019 title, then she will become the oldest player to win a Grand Slam title.