American tennis star and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams turned 39 on Saturday, September 26.
Former world No.1 Serena, who has reworked the sport of ladies tennis together with her highly effective grace, picked up her maiden Grand Slam title on the age of 17 on the US Open in 1999.
Considered as the best tennis gamers within the historical past of the trendy open period, Serena has gained nearly each single title in sight on the tennis court docket, be it the Australian Open, French Open, US Open, Wimbledon or Olympic gold.
In reality, Serena has clinched extra Grand Slam singles titles than some other man or girl within the Open period.
The American tennis participant has seven Australian Open titles (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017), three French Open titles (2002, 2013, 2015), seven Wimbledon trophies (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016) and six US Open titles (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014) in her account.
With this, Serena has a complete of 23 Grand Slam singles titles–which is essentially the most by any participant within the Open Era and the second-most general behind Margaret Court.
Meanwhile, Serena additionally holds the document of most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and combined doubles mixed among the many energetic tennis gamers.
With a complete of 39 Grand Slam titles–including 14 in ladies’s doubles and two in combined doubles, Serena is standing joint-third on the all-time checklist and second within the Open Era.
Serena can be the latest participant to have clinched a Grand Slam title on every floor (laborious, clay and grass) in a single calendar yr in 2015.
In reality, the 23-time Grand Slam champion has occupied the No.1 spot within the ladies’s singles rankings by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) on eight separate events between 2002 and 2017.
Serena, who was ranked No.1 for the primary time in July 2002, additionally as soon as held the numero-uno spot for 186 consecutive weeks, thus tying the document set by Steffi Graf.
The former world primary will now look to kickstart her marketing campaign on the 2020 French Open on a successful be aware when she takes on her fellow tennis star Kristie Ahn within the opening spherical on Sunday.
Serena is bidding to equal Margaret Court’s all-time document of 24 Grand Slam ladies’s singles title since capturing US Open title in 2017,
If Serena manages to clinch the French Open title, she is going to change into the second oldest participant to seal a Grand Slam after Molla Mallory –who gained 1926 US Open trophy on the age of 42.