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Encyclopedia > Serena Williams
Serena Williams
Country  United States
Residence Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S. [1]
Date of birth September 26, 1981 (1981-09-26) (age 26)
Place of birth Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight 150 lb (68 kg)[1]
Turned pro 1995
Plays Right; Two-handed backhand
Career prize money US$19,211,927
Singles
Career record: 378-79
Career titles: 31
Highest ranking: No. 1 (July 8, 2002)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open W (2003, 2005, 2007)
French Open W (2002)
Wimbledon W (2002, 2003)
US Open W (1999, 2002)
Doubles
Career record: 99–17
Career titles: 11
Highest ranking: No. 5 (October 11, 1999)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open W (2001, 2003)
French Open W (1999)
Wimbledon W (2000, 2002)
US Open W (1999)

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Olympic medal record
Women's Tennis
Gold 2000 Sydney Doubles

Serena Jameka Williams, (born September 26, 1981) is an American female tennis player who has won eight Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic gold medal in women's doubles.[2] She is currently the top ranked American female player. She is the last player, male or female, to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously. In 2005, Tennis magazine ranked her as the 17th-best player of the preceding forty years. She is the younger sister of another former World No. 1 professional female tennis player, Venus Williams. Serena currently resides at Ballen Isles in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.[citation needed] Tennis, in the form of lawn tennis, was a summer Olympic sport contested in every Games between 1896 and 1924 before disappearing from the Olympic scene until its revival as an Olympic event at the 1988 Summer Olympics. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games celebrated in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The Womens Doubles event at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the tennis program was held in the Tennis Centre, Sydney Olympic Park from September 20 till September 27. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Grand Slam. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player, former World No. ... Ballen Isles is a residential community located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. ... Palm Beach Gardens is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...

Contents

Playing style

Williams is primarily an offensive baseline player. Her game is built around taking immediate control of rallies with her powerful serve, aggressive return of serve, and forceful groundstrokes that can come from both the forehand and backhand wing.


Her serve is widely regarded as the best in the women's game. She is known for having a very smooth motion and her serve is one of the most highly respected on the WTA tour. For example, Lindsay Davenport has said that Williams's serve is the best serve that she has faced on the WTA tour. Williams frequently hits serves over 120 mph and often varies the placement of her serve. She can hit flat, slice, and topspin serves to both corners of the service box. At the 2008 Family Circle Cup in her quarterfinal match against Maria Sharapova, Serena tied her sister Venus's record for the fastest serve by a woman on the WTA tour with a 129 mph serve. WTA stands for Womens Tennis Association, and is also known as the WTA Tour, and is to womens tennis what the ATP is to mens tennis. ... Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is a former World No. ... The Family Circle Cup is a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women, held every year since 1973. ... Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian:  ) (born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. ... Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player, former World No. ...


Williams is capable of overpowering her opponents when returning serve, off both second and first serve.


Williams is also effective at the net, employing solid volleys (being especially effective on the drive volley) and powerful overheads. She also can produce good drop volleys, a shot that not many players use.


Although Williams's forehand is among the most powerful shots in the women's game, her backhand is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, on the Women's Tennis Association tour. Williams can often hit a winning backhand shot in any position or place on the court down the line or cross court. Williams strikes her backhand groundstroke using an open stance. She also uses the same open stance for her forehand. Justine Henin has one of the best one-handed backhands in todays tennis The backhand in tennis is a stroke hit by swinging the racquet away from ones body in the direction of where the player wants the ball to go. ... The Womens Tennis Association, formed in 1973, is the principal organizing body of womens professional tennis. ... Justine Henin has one of the best one-handed backhands in todays tennis The backhand in tennis is a stroke hit by swinging the racquet away from ones body in the direction of where the player wants the ball to go. ... A groundstroke in tennis is a forehand or backhand shot that is executed after the ball bounces once on the court. ... For information on the forehand of a horse, see forehand (horse) A forehand. ...


Because of her aggressive style of play, Williams hits a relatively high number of unforced errors. This is tempered, however, by the fact that she typically hits more outright winners than her opponents. Other times her number of unforced errors are tempered by her powerful strokes forcing her opponents to commit errors.


Although many think of Williams as only an offensive player, she also has a good defensive game. Williams is quick around the court, and her core strength enables her to hit the ball efficiently from difficult positions. Williams has more variety in her game than the typical offensive baseline player. Although she normally dictates play from the baseline with heavy strokes, Williams occasionally slices her backhand or hits heavy topspin groundstrokes or dropshots to change the pace of the ball. In sports, in particular racquet sports, topspin is a property of a shot where the ball rotates as if rolling in the same direction as it is moving. ... Operation Dropshot was the United States Military code-name for an internal document describing a possible defensive, conventional war with the USSR in the post-WWII period more commonly known as The Cold War. ...


Early life

Serena was born in Saginaw, Michigan. When she and her four sisters were young, their parents, Richard and Oracene (also called Brandy), moved to the Los Angeles suburb of Compton. Her father dreamed of making at least one of his daughters a tennis superstar, hoping that involvement in sports would give them an opportunity for a better life. The children were homeschooled.[3] Location of Saginaw within Saginaw County, Michigan Coordinates: , Country State County Saginaw Settled 1819 Incorporated 1857 Government  - Type  - Mayor Carol B. Cottrell  - City Manager Darnell Earley Area  - City  18. ... Richard Williams (born c. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Nickname: Location of Compton in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Government  - Mayor Eric Perrodin Area  - Total 10. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... A sport consists of a physical activity or skill carried out with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of a skill, or some combination of these. ...


When Serena was four and a half, she won her first tournament, and she entered 49 tournaments by the age of 10, winning 46 of them. At one point, she replaced her sister Venus as the number one ranked tennis player aged 12 or under in California. A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a single sport or game. ... This article is about the U.S state. ...


In 1991, Richard Williams, saying that he hoped to prevent his daughters from facing racism, stopped sending them to national junior tennis tournaments, and Serena attended a tennis school run by professional player Rick Macci in Haines City, Florida at Greneleaf Resort and Conference Center instead. Macci had already helped the careers of Jennifer Capriati and Mary Pierce, among others. Soon Richard, who had struck a deal on behalf of his daughters with a major clothing company, was able to move the rest of the Williams family to West Palm Beach, to be near Serena and Venus. Jennifer Marie Capriati (born March 29, 1976, in New York City) is a former World No. ... Mary Pierce (born on January 15, 1975, in Montreal, Canada) is a French-American womens professional tennis player on the WTA and one of the leading women in professional sports with multiple Grand Slam tennis championships to her name. ... Nickname: Location in Palm Beach County and the state of Florida. ...


Personal life

From 2004 to 2005, Williams dated Brett Ratner. It has been reported that she is currently in a relationship with rapper Common.[4] Brett Ratner (born March 28, 1969) is an American film director and music-video director. ... Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. ...


Career

1995-1998

Williams became a professional in September 1995 at the age of 14. Because of her age, she had to participate in non-WTA events at first. Her first professional event was the tournament in Quebec City, where she was ousted in less than an hour of play. The Bell Challenge is a tennis tournament held in Quebec City, Canada. ...


Williams's biggest achievement of 1997 was her run in Chicago; ranked number 304 in the world, she upset both Monica Seles and Mary Pierce, recording her first career wins over top 10 players. She finished 1997 at number 99 in the world. Monica Seles (born December 2, 1973) is a former world No. ... Mary Pierce (born on January 15, 1975, in Montreal, Canada) is a French-American womens professional tennis player on the WTA and one of the leading women in professional sports with multiple Grand Slam tennis championships to her name. ...


1998 was the first year that Williams finished ranked in the WTA top 20. She began the year in Sydney as a qualifier, ranked number 96, and defeated world number three Lindsay Davenport in a quarterfinal. Williams was then expected to do well in her first Grand Slam tournament, but lost in the second round of the Australian Open to sister Venus. The Womens Tennis Association, formed in 1973, is the principal organizing body of womens professional tennis. ... Justine Henin-Hardenne at the 2006 Medibank International on 12 January 2006 The Medibank International is a professional tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia. ... Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is a former World No. ... For other uses, see Grand Slam. ... List of the 1998 Australian Open Champions: Mens Singles Petr Korda (CZE) d. ... Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player, former World No. ...


Williams reached six other quarterfinals during the year. She won the mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open with Max Mirnyi, completing the Williams family's sweep of the 1998 mixed doubles Grand Slams. Williams won her first pro title in doubles at Oklahoma City with sister Venus, becoming the third pair of sisters to win a WTA tour women's doubles title. She earned U.S. $2.6 million in prize money during the year. List of the 1998 Wimbledon Champions: // Mens Singles Pete Sampras (USA) d. ... List of the 1998 US Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1998 US Open - Mens Singles Patrick Rafter (AUS) def. ... Max Mirnyi (nicknamed The Beast) (Belarusian: Максім Мірны, Maksim Mirny; born July 6, 1977) is a tennis player from Belarus. ... Nickname: Location in Oklahoma County and the state of Oklahoma. ...


1999

In 1999, Serena defeated Amelie Mauresmo in the final of the tournament in Paris, the same day that Venus won the tournament in Oklahoma City. This was the first time in professional tennis history that two sisters had won titles in the same week.[citation needed] Am lie Mauresmo (born 5 July 1979) is a French professional tennis player. ... Open Gaz de France is a Tier II tennis tournament on the WTA Tour held in Paris, France. ...


In March, Williams won the Tier I Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California, becoming the second of only five unseeded Tier I champions in WTA history. Williams (ranked 21st) defeated the World No. 2 Lindsay Davenport in the second round, the World No. 8 Mary Pierce in a quarterfinal, and the World No. 7 Steffi Graf in the three-set final. Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, California The Indian Wells Masters is an annual tennis tournament held at Indian Wells, California. ... Indian Wells is a city located in Riverside County, California, in the Palm Springs area, in between Palm Desert and La Quinta. ... The Womens Tennis Association, formed in 1973, is the principal organizing body of womens professional tennis. ... Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is a former World No. ... Mary Pierce (born on January 15, 1975, in Montreal, Canada) is a French-American womens professional tennis player on the WTA and one of the leading women in professional sports with multiple Grand Slam tennis championships to her name. ... For the Austrian runner, see Stephanie Graf. ...


At the Tier I Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, sister Venus halted Serena's 16-match winning streak in the final. This was the first all-sister singles final during the open era.[citation needed] Serena defeated World No. 3 Monica Seles and World No. 1 Martina Hingis en route to the final. The Miami Masters is an annual tennis tournament for men and women held at Key Biscayne, in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Established 1991 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Bob Oldakowski Area  - Village 3. ... The Open Era in tennis began in 1968, when the Grand Slam events such as the Wimbledon Championships abandoned the longstanding rules of amateurism and allowed professionals to compete. ... Monica Seles (born December 2, 1973) is a former world No. ... Martina Hingis (born September 30, 1980 in KoÅ¡ice, Slovakia) is a retired professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as World No. ...


On April 5, 1999, Serena made her top 10 debut at World No. 9. Venus was ranked sixth the same week, marking the first time that two sisters appeared in the top ten simultaneously since April 22, 1991, when Manuela and Katerina Maleeva were in the top ten. is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Manuela Maleeva Manuela Maleeva (born February 14, 1967) is Bulgaria’s all time best female tennis player. ... Katerina Maleeva Katerina Maleeva (born May 7, 1969) is a successful Bulgarian tennis player. ...


Williams teamed with sister Venus to win the women's doubles title at the French Open but lost in the third round in singles at that tournament. Williams missed Wimbledon because of an injury. This article is about the tennis tournament. ... The Championships, Wimbledon (commonly referred to as Wimbledon) is the oldest tennis championship in the world. ...


In the summer, Williams won the hard court tournament in Los Angeles, defeating World No. 8 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, World No. 1 Hingis, and Julie Halard-Decugis. Hardcourt describes a form of surface or floor on which a sport is played. ... The JPMorgan Chase Open presented by Herbalife is a Tier II tennis tournament on the WTA Tour held in Carson (Los Angeles), California, United States. ... Arantxa S nchez Vicario1 (born December 18, 1971) is a former tennis player from Barcelona, Spain. ... Julie Halard-Decugis (born September 10, 1970, Versailles) is a former professional female tennis player from France. ...


At the U.S. Open, the seventh-seeded Williams defeated World No. 4 Seles, World No. 2 Davenport, and World No. 1 Hingis to become the lowest seed to win the title[citation needed] and the second African-American woman (after Althea Gibson in 1958) to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. List of the 1999 US Open Champions: // Main article: 1999 US Open - Mens Singles Andre Agassi (USA) def. ... Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American sportswoman who, on August 22, 1950, became the first African-American woman to be a competitor on the world tennis tour. ... For other uses, see Grand Slam. ...


Williams went on to take the Grand Slam Cup in Munich, defeating Venus in the final. The Grand Slam Cup was a tennis tournament held annually in Munich, Germany, from 1990 through 1999. ...


Williams won her singles match and doubles match during the tie between the United States and Russia in the final of the Fed Cup. The U.S. won four of the five matches and its 16th title overall. In their doubles match, Serena and Venus defeated Elena Dementieva and Elena Makarova 6–2, 6–1. The 1999 Fed Cup was the 37th edition of the most important competition between national teams in womens tennis. ... Elena Vyacheslavovna Dementieva (pronounced: L-e-nuh de-MENT-ye-vuh Russian:  ); born October 15, 1981, Moscow), is a professional tennis player from Russia. ...


Williams finished the year at World No. 4 in just her second full year on the main tour.


Williams became the focus of many ad campaigns, including one with shoe and clothes maker Puma, which signed her to a U.S.$12 million agreement. For other uses, see Puma (disambiguation). ...


2000

Following her breakthrough season, Williams's results declined slightly in 2000. Her best Grand Slam showing was a run to the semifinals at Wimbledon, before losing to sister and eventual champion Venus. Her defence of the US Open title came to a disappointing end when she fell to Lindsay Davenport in straight sets in the quarterfinals.


Perhaps the highlight of Williams's year was picking up the gold medal at the Sydney Olympics for women's doubles, along with Venus. The Williams sisters also teamed up to take the women's doubles title at Wimbledon, while Serena picked up singles titles in Hanover, Los Angeles and Tokyo. She finished the year at number six, a slight decline on her finish the year before. Final results for the Tennis competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics: Andre Agassi (U.S.) was defending his title in the mens singles as was Lindsay Davenport (U.S.) in the womens singles event. ...


2001

Williams reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the first time before falling to World No. 1 Martina Hingis. Serena and her sister Venus won the women's doubles title there, becoming only the fifth women's doubles team in history to win all four Grand Slam doubles titles during their career, a "Career Grand Slam." The Australian Open is held each January at Melbourne Park. ... Martina Hingis (born September 30, 1980 in Košice, Slovakia) is a retired professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as World No. ... Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player, former World No. ... For other uses, see Grand Slam. ...


Williams then won the Tier I Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California. Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, California The Indian Wells Masters is an annual tennis tournament held at Indian Wells, California. ... Indian Wells is a city located in Riverside County, California, in the Palm Springs area, in between Palm Desert and La Quinta. ...


Williams reached the quarterfinals at both the French Open and Wimbledon. This article is about the tennis tournament. ... The Championships, Wimbledon (commonly referred to as Wimbledon) is the oldest tennis championship in the world. ...


During the North American summer hard court season, Williams captured her second title of the year at the Tier I Rogers Cup in Toronto, defeating World No. 3 and top-seeded Jennifer Capriati in the final. At the US Open, Williams defeated Hingis in the semifinals to reach her second Grand Slam final before losing to sister Venus. Hardcourt describes a form of surface or floor on which a sport is played. ... The Canada Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Canada. ... Jennifer Marie Capriati (born March 29, 1976, in New York City) is a former World No. ... For other uses, see U.S. Open. ...


At the year-ending WTA Tour Championships, Williams saved eight match points before defeating Capriati in the semifinals. She then won the final by default when Lindsay Davenport withdrew. The WTA Tour Championships is a tennis tournament played annually at the end of the season for the top-ranked players on the Womens Tennis Association (WTA) tour. ... Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is a former World No. ...


Williams finished the year at World No. 6 for the second straight year.


2002-2003

Williams was forced to withdraw from the Australian Open due to injury, but won her first event of the year in Scottsdale, defeating number one Jennifer Capriati in the final. She then won the Tier I event in Miami, again defeating Capriati in the final. She then captured her first career title on clay in Rome, defeating Justine Henin. List of the 2002 Australian Open Champions: Mens Singles Thomas Johansson (SWE) d. ... Jennifer Marie Capriati (born March 29, 1976, in New York City) is a former World No. ... The Miami Masters is an annual tennis tournament for men and women held at Key Biscayne, in Miami, Florida. ... The Rome Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy. ... Justine Henin; ( ) (born June 1, 1982 in Liège) is a Belgian professional tennis player from the Walloon (French-speaking) region of Belgium. ...


Williams went into the French Open as the third seed, and ultimately won her second Grand Slam at the event, dropping just two sets en route to the final (against Vera Zvonareva and Capriati) before defeating Venus 7–5 6–3. Williams then moved onto Wimbledon, where she won the title without dropping a set, defeating sister Venus once again in the final, 7–6 6–3. This win moved Williams up into the world number one spot (dethroning her sister and becoming the second African-American woman to take the spot). The Williams sisters also sealed the doubles title at this event. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Vera Igorevna Zvonareva (pronunciation: VEH-ruh zvon-a-RYOH-vuh, Russian: Вера Игоревна Звонарёва ( ), born September 7, 1984, Moscow, Russia) is a professional tennis player from Russia. ... List of the 2002 Wimbledon Champions: // Mens Singles Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) d. ...


Williams captured her third straight major at the US Open, once again not dropping a set en route, and defeating Venus yet again in the final, 6–4 6–3. Williams then won back-to-back titles in Leipzig and Tokyo. She reached the final at the WTA Tour Championships, where she was widely expected to win, but lost to 19-year-old Kim Clijsters 7–5 6–3. (Redirected from 2002 US Open) The 2002 tennis US Open suffered numerous delays from rain in the first week and a half. ... The WTA Tour Championships is a tennis tournament played annually at the end of the season for the top-ranked players on the Womens Tennis Association (WTA) tour. ... Clijsters redirects here. ...


Williams finished 2002 with a 56–5 record, eight singles titles, and an overwhelming lead at number one.


Williams carried her domination into 2003. At the Australian Open, she reached the semifinals dropping just one set. She then defeated Clijsters 4–6 6–3 7–5, recovering from a 5–1 deficit in the third set as well as saving two match points. She then faced her sister for the fourth consecutive Grand Slam final, and won 7–6 3–6 6–4, to become the fifth woman in the Open era to complete a Career Grand Slam, joining the ranks of Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf.[citation needed] The Williams sisters won their sixth doubles title together at this event. List of the 2003 Australian Open Champions: // Mens Singles Andre Agassi (USA) d Rainer Schüttler (GER), 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 Womens Singles Serena Williams (USA) d. ... Billie Jean Moffitt King (born November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California) is a retired tennis player from the United States. ... Christine Marie Evert (born December 21, 1954) is a former World No. ... Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a former World No. ... For the Austrian runner, see Stephanie Graf. ...


Williams then captured titles in Paris and Miami, and went into the French Open heavily tipped to capture her fifth straight Grand Slam. However, she lost to eventual champion Justine Henin in the semifinals 6–2 4–6 7–5 (having led by a break in the third set) in a match marred by controversy, in which Williams was booed.[citation needed] Williams, however, shrugged off the defeat by capturing her sixth Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, defeating Henin 6–3 6–2 in the semifinals before defeating Venus 4–6 6–4 6–2 in the final. List of the 2003 French Open champions: // Seniors Mens singles Main article: 2003 French Open - Mens Singles Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) def. ... Justine Henin; ( ) (born June 1, 1982 in Liège) is a Belgian professional tennis player from the Walloon (French-speaking) region of Belgium. ... List of the 2003 Wimbledon Champions: // Seniors Mens Singles Roger Federer1 (SUI) d. ...


Wimbledon would be Williams's last event of the year, as a knee injury forced her to withdraw from all other events (including the US Open).[citation needed] As a result, she lost her number one ranking to Clijsters in August, having held it for 57 weeks. Nevertheless, she still finished the year ranked World No. 3, despite having played only seven tournaments plus Fed Cup during the year. The Fed Cup (until 1995 Federation Cup) is the most important tennis tournament for female national teams, very similar to the mens Davis Cup. ...


Williams's older sister, Yetunde Price, was murdered on the morning of September 14, 2003, by gunshots as she passed by in a car driven by a man in the Compton area[citation needed], which was said to cause great sadness in the Williams family, and is often cited as a factor in the Williams sisters' decline.[citation needed] Yetunde Price Yetunde Hawanya Tara Price (August 9, 1972 – September 14, 2003) was the elder half-sister and personal assistant to leading tennis players Venus Williams and Serena Williams. ...


2004

Serena Williams delivering a serve in 2004.
Serena Williams delivering a serve in 2004.

Williams withdrew from the Australian Open to continue rehabilitating her left knee. After eight months away from the tour, Williams began her comeback in Miami, where she defeated Elena Dementieva in the final. She then lost in the French Open quarterfinals to Jennifer Capriati 6–3, 2–6, 6–3, which was the first time she had lost before the semifinals at a Grand Slam singles tournament since Wimbledon in 2001. She reached the final of Wimbledon, but in one of the most surprising upsets in the tournament's history, the 17-year old Russian player, Maria Sharapova, defeated Williams 6–1, 6–4. Image File history File linksMetadata Serena_serving. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Serena_serving. ... List of the 2004 Australian Open Champions: // Mens Singles Marat Safin (RUS) b. ... The Miami Masters is an annual tennis tournament for men and women held at Key Biscayne, in Miami, Florida. ... Elena Vyacheslavovna Dementieva (pronounced: L-e-nuh de-MENT-ye-vuh Russian:  ); born October 15, 1981, Moscow), is a professional tennis player from Russia. ... This article is about the tennis tournament. ... Jennifer Marie Capriati (born March 29, 1976, in New York City) is a former World No. ... The Championships, Wimbledon (commonly referred to as Wimbledon) is the oldest tennis championship in the world. ... List of the 2004 Wimbledon Champions: // Seniors Mens singles Main article: 2004 Wimbledon Championships - Mens Singles Roger Federer (SUI) def. ... Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian:  ) (born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. ...


On July 30, Williams withdrew from her quarterfinal match in San Diego against Russia's Vera Zvonareva with another left knee injury. On August 1, she announced her withdrawal from the Rogers Cup due to the same injury. The injury also forced her to pull out of the Summer Olympics.[citation needed] is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Acura Classic is a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women, held every summer at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California. ... Vera Igorevna Zvonareva (pronunciation: VEH-ruh zvon-a-RYOH-vuh, Russian: Вера Игоревна Звонарёва ( ), born September 7, 1984, Moscow, Russia) is a professional tennis player from Russia. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rogers Cup is a tennis tournament held each year in Canada. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ...


Williams's next tournament was the U.S. Open, where she lost a quarterfinal match to Capriati. The match was plagued by disputes over calls with the umpire. Williams protested later in a press conference by wearing a bright orange shirt with white capital letters, stating "THE BALL WAS IN!"[citation needed] For other uses, see U.S. Open. ...


At the China Open in Beijing, Williams defeated the newly crowned U.S. Open champion, Svetlana Kuznetsova, in the final. Williams earned enough points there to reach the WTA Tour Championships, where she again lost to Sharapova in the final. Williams suffered a stomach muscle strain during the match after leading 6–4, 2–1[citation needed], consequently Williams began delivering serves barely reaching the 100 mph mark and Sharapova eventually won the match, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4. Despite the loss, Williams finished the year at World No. 8. The China Open is a professional tennis tournament in Beijing, China. ... Peking redirects here. ... Svetlana Aleksandrovna Kuznetsova (Cyrillic:  ; born June 27, 1985) is a Russian professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. ... The results of the 2004 WTA Tour Championships held in Los Angeles, United States. ...


2005

Williams won the Australian Open, her seventh Grand Slam singles title. She defeated three of the tournament's top four seeds (#2 Amelie Mauresmo, #4 Maria Sharapova, and #1 Lindsay Davenport) en route to the title. Like her 2003 Australian Open title where she saved two match points after being down 1–5 in the third set to Kim Clijsters, Williams saved three match points against Sharapova in the semifinals, two of them coming off her own winners. The win moved her up to World No. 2, and Williams stated she was now targeting the number one spot in the foreseeable future.[5] The Australian Open is held each January at Melbourne Park. ... For other uses, see Grand Slam. ... Am lie Mauresmo (born 5 July 1979) is a French professional tennis player. ... Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian:  ) (born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. ... Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is a former World No. ... List of the 2003 Australian Open Champions: // Mens Singles Andre Agassi (USA) d Rainer Schüttler (GER), 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 Womens Singles Serena Williams (USA) d. ... Clijsters redirects here. ...


In March at the Tier I Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, Williams lost to sister Venus for the first time since 2001. The Miami Masters is an annual tennis tournament for men and women held at Key Biscayne, in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Established 1991 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Bob Oldakowski Area  - Village 3. ... Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player, former World No. ...


An injury forced Williams to miss the French Open. At Wimbledon, Williams was defeated in the third round by fellow American Jill Craybas (ranked 85th in the world) 6–3, 7–6(4). Williams broke down in tears in the subsequent press conference. She had come into the tournament with a stress fracture in her ankle (which forced her to place extra strain onto her right knee) and a severe lack of conditioning. She also had not played a competitive match for six weeks, missing the French Open. This article is about the tennis tournament. ... List of the 2005 Wimbledon Champions: // Main article: 2005 Wimbledon Championships - Mens Singles Matthew Park] defeated [[Roger Federer ]] 6-2 7-6(7-2) 6-4 Main article: 2005 Wimbledon Championships - Womens Singles Venus Williams defeated Lindsay Davenport 4-6 7-6(7-4) 9-7 [1] Main... Jill Craybas (born July 4, 1974, Providence, Rhode Island) is an American professional tennis player. ...


At the U.S. Open, Williams lost to her sister Venus in the fourth round 7–6, 6–2. This was the earliest the two sisters had met in a Grand Slam tournament since their first meeting at the 1998 Australian Open. List of the 2005 US Open Champions, the top seeds and important highlights of the tournament: // Seniors Mens Singles See also: Drawsheet Roger Federer (SUI) def. ... List of the 1998 Australian Open Champions: Mens Singles Petr Korda (CZE) d. ...


Williams then was forced to take a break for the rest of the year because of ankle and knee injuries. She finished the year at World No. 11 and with just one singles title.


TENNIS Magazine placed Williams in 17th place in its list of "40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS era."


2006

Williams hitting a return at the US open in 2006.
Williams hitting a return at the US open in 2006.

Williams, the defending champion, did not participate in any of the official warm-up tournaments for the Australian Open. Williams fell to Daniela Hantuchova 6–1, 7–6(5) in the third round, provoking media reports that Williams had lost enthusiasm for the sport, which she denied. Her world ranking then fell out of the top 50 for the first time in many years, and she withdrew from the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp, the Dubai Duty Free Women's Open, and the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida. Image File history File links Serena_Volley. ... Image File history File links Serena_Volley. ... The Australian Open is held each January at Melbourne Park. ... Country: Slovakia Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco Height: 5 11 1/4 Weight: 124 lbs. ... The Proximus Diamond Games is a professional tennis tournament held in Antwerp, Belgium. ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... Dubai Tennis Championships 2006 Roger Federer at the Dubai Tennis Championships 2006 The Dubai Tennis Championships is a professional tennis tournament held in Dubai, U.A.E. on outdoor hardcourts. ... The Miami Masters is an annual tennis tournament for men and women held at Key Biscayne, in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Established 1991 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Bob Oldakowski Area  - Village 3. ...


After withdrawing from the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina, Williams's world ranking fell out of the top 100 for the first time in almost a decade. Shortly after, she announced that she would miss both the French Open and Wimbledon because of a chronic knee injury. She said that she would not be able to compete before "the end of the summer," on doctor's orders. Williams, however, made a return to the game earlier than expected, accepting wildcards to summer hard court tournaments in Cincinnati and Los Angeles. She admitted that her six-month break from competitive tennis was as much for a "mental break" as for urgent rehabilitation for her knee injury. Ranked World No. 139 because of her inactivity, Williams upset the Cincinnati tournament's second seed and World No. 11 Anastasia Myskina 6–2, 6–2 in the first round before losing in the semifinals to the eventual champion Vera Zvonareva 6–2, 6–3. Williams's ranking rose to World No. 108 after Cincinnati. In Los Angeles, Williams defeated Hantuchova in the third round but lost in the semifinals to Jelena Jankovic 6–4, 6–3. The Family Circle Cup is a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women, held every year since 1973. ... Nickname: Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... This article is about the tennis tournament. ... The Championships, Wimbledon (commonly referred to as Wimbledon) is the oldest tennis championship in the world. ... In playing card terms, a wild card is a card that can be assigned any value its holder desires. ... Hardcourt describes a form of surface or floor on which a sport is played. ... The Cincinnati Masters is an annual tennis event held in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is today the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city. ... The JPMorgan Chase Open presented by Herbalife is a Tier II tennis tournament on the WTA Tour held in Carson (Los Angeles), California, United States. ... Anastasia Andreyevna Myskina (Анастасия Мыскина; in Russian pronounced //) (born July 8, 1981, Moscow, Russia) is a professional tennis player from Russia. ... Vera Igorevna Zvonareva (pronunciation: VEH-ruh zvon-a-RYOH-vuh, Russian: Вера Игоревна Звонарёва ( ), born September 7, 1984, Moscow, Russia) is a professional tennis player from Russia. ... Jelena Janković (February 28, 1985) is a Serbian professional female tennis player. ...


Williams was granted a wildcard into the U.S. Open, as her ranking prevented her from gaining direct entry into the tournament. She was unseeded in a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 1998. Williams lost to Amelie Mauresmo in the fourth round 6–4, 0–6, 6–2. For other uses, see U.S. Open. ... For other uses, see Grand Slam. ... Am lie Mauresmo (born 5 July 1979) is a French professional tennis player. ...


2007

Williams at the French Open in 2007.
Williams at the French Open in 2007.

Williams began the year by stating that she had no doubt she would be World No. 1 again,[6] a comment that attracted controversy [7] She competed in the Moorilla Hobart International in Tasmania, Australia as a warm-up for the 2007 Australian Open.[8] However, she lost to unseeded Sybille Bammer of Austria in the quarterfinals. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The Moorilla Hobart International is a tennis tournament held in Hobart, Australia. ... Motto: Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Governor William Cox Premier Paul Lennon (ALP) Area 90,758 km² (7th)  - Land 68,401 km²  - Water 22,357 km² (24. ... The 2007 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia from 15 January through 28 January 2007. ... Sybille Bammer (born April 27, 1980 in Linz, Austria) is a professional female tennis player from Austria and one of only two mothers on the WTA tour (Lindsay Davenport announced her return to tennis after she gave birth. ...


At the Australian Open, Williams was unseeded and labelled "out of shape" by many.[who?] Williams defeated fifth-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia in the third round. It was Williams's first win over a top 10 player since her defeat of Lindsay Davenport in the 2005 Australian Open final. Williams won her next two matches before defeating tenth-seeded Nicole Vaidisova in the semifinals. In the final, Williams crushed top-seeded Maria Sharapova 6–1, 6–2 in 63 minutes to take her third Australian Open singles title and her eighth Grand Slam singles title. The victory elevated her ranking from 81st to 14th in the world, and it was the first time either Williams sister had won a Grand Slam singles title in the absence of the other's participation in the same tournament. Williams dedicated the win to her deceased sister, Yetunde Price, who was tragically killed in a random shooting incident. It was Williams's 16th career Grand Slam title in either singles, women's doubles, or mixed doubles (including 6 Grand Slam women's doubles titles with her sister Venus and 8 Grand Slam singles titles). The 2007 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia from 15 January through 28 January 2007. ... Nadia Petrova (pee-TROH-vuh; Russian:  , Nadézhda Petróva; born June 8, 1982, Moscow, Russia) is a professional tennis player from Russia. ... Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is a former World No. ... List of the 2005 Australian Open Champions: // Seniors Mens Singles Marat Safin (RUS) d. ... Nicole Vaidisová Nicole Vaidisová (born April 23, 1989 in Nürnberg, Germany) is a Czech female tennis player. ... Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian:  ) (born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. ... For other uses, see Grand Slam. ... Yetunde Price Yetunde Hawanya Tara Price (August 9, 1972 – September 14, 2003) was the elder half-sister and personal assistant to leading tennis players Venus Williams and Serena Williams. ...


Her next tournament was the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, which she had previously won three times. In her third round match, a heckler allegedly hurled what Williams called "derogatory" remarks at her.[citation needed] Williams put the controversy behind her to again defeat Sharapova 6–1, 6–1 in the fourth round. In the final against World No. 1 Justine Henin, Williams won 0–6, 7–5, 6–3 after saving two match points in the second set. With wins over top ranked Henin and second ranked Sharapova, Williams became the lowest-ranked player in history to beat the world’s top two players at the same event.[citation needed] The Miami Masters is an annual tennis tournament for men and women held at Key Biscayne, in Miami, Florida. ... Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Established 1991 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Bob Oldakowski Area  - Village 3. ... Justine Henin; ( ) (born June 1, 1982 in Liège) is a Belgian professional tennis player from the Walloon (French-speaking) region of Belgium. ...


Williams won her first singles match in the first round Fed Cup tie against Belgium but withdrew from the second singles match to rest her knee. The 2007 Fed Cup is the 45th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in womens tennis. ...


At the Tier I Internazionali BNL d'Italia tournament in Rome, Williams lost to fourteenth-seeded Patty Schnyder of Switzerland 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(5). After the tournament, however, she re-entered the Top 10, moving up to World No. 9. The Rome Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Patty Schnyder (born December 14, 1978, Basel) is professional female tennis player. ...


Williams next played the French Open, where she was seeded eighth. Losing only one set in her first four matches, Williams faced Henin in the quarterfinals. Henin secured a relatively easy 6–4, 6–3 victory. Following the match, Williams was so disappointed with her lacklustre performance that she proclaimed, "It's the worst match I've ever played." She also said that she felt "violated."[citation needed] This article is about the tennis tournament. ...


During her fourth round match on Centre Court at Wimbledon against Daniela Hantuchova, Williams collapsed in agony from an acute muscle spasm while down 4–2 in the second set. After a medical timeout and holding serve to force a tiebreak, the rain came and play was suspended for nearly 2 hours. When the players returned to the court, Williams won the match 6–2, 6–7(2), 6–2. Next up for Williams was a quarterfinal matchup against the top-seeded and top-ranked Henin. Williams started the match with a heavily taped calf and was forced to use a one-handed backhand slice because of an injury to her left thumb. Williams lost the match 6–4, 3–6, 6–3 and drew criticism when she claimed that she would have beaten Henin had Williams been healthy.[9] After Wimbledon, Williams moved up to World No. 7, the highest she had been since 2005. Centre Court may be used generically as the British English term for the main court at any tennis complex. ... The Championships, Wimbledon (commonly referred to as Wimbledon) is the oldest tennis championship in the world. ... Country: Slovakia Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco Height: 5 11 1/4 Weight: 124 lbs. ...


Because of the thumb injury, Williams did not play a tournament between Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. She beat 2007 Wimbledon runner-up Marion Bartoli in the fourth round, setting up her third consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal match with Henin. Williams lost again, 7–6(3), 6–1. It was her third straight loss to Henin and her third straight loss in a 2007 Grand Slam tournament to Henin. At the post match press conference, Williams claimed that Henin had benefited from "lucky" shots and Williams's own errors. She was heavily criticised in the press for not showing sportsmanship.[citation needed] Despite the quarterfinal loss, Williams moved up to World No. 7 in the rankings. For other uses, see U.S. Open. ... Marion Bartoli (born October 2, 1984) a French professional tennis player. ...


Williams next played in Stuttgart, where she lost in the quarterfinals to Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–3, 6–3. The following week, Williams played the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Williams defeated Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals but lost the final to Elena Dementieva 5–7, 6–1, 6–1. Williams's performance brought her ranking up to fifth in the world and guaranteed her a spot in the 2007 WTA Tour Championships in Madrid. The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is a tennis tournament held in Filderstadt, Germany. ... Svetlana Aleksandrovna Kuznetsova (Cyrillic:  ; born June 27, 1985) is a Russian professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. ... The Kremlin Cup (Russian: ) is an annual tennis tournament held in every autumn at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia. ... Elena Vyacheslavovna Dementieva (pronounced: L-e-nuh de-MENT-ye-vuh Russian:  ); born October 15, 1981, Moscow), is a professional tennis player from Russia. ... The 2007 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Championships will be held in Madrid, Spain on November 6-11, 2007. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ...


William's participation in the WTA Tour Championships was short lived. After retiring from her first match with Anna Chakvetadze due to injury, Williams withdrew from the tournament.[10] Anna Chakvetadze (last named proncounced chuck-veh-tud-zeh) (born March 5, 1987, Moscow, Russia) is a professional female tennis player from Russia. ...


Williams finished the year ranked seventh in the world, the first time she finished the year ranked in the world's top 10 since 2004.[citation needed]


2008

Williams started 2008 by participating on the U.S. team that won the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia. In her first match of the competition, Williams defeated Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic. She then partnered with Mardy Fish to defeat the team of Safarova and Tomas Berdych. She won her second singles match over Australia's Alicia Molik, 6–2, 7–6(7) and her mixed doubles match against Molik and Peter Luczak. In the final versus Serbia, Williams won her singles match over Jelena Jankovic by walkover and her mixed doubles match over Jankovic and Novak Djokovic, 7–6(4), 6–2. It is the fifth time that the U.S. has won the competition. For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The Hopman Cup is an annual international team tennis tournament held in Perth, Western Australia in early-January (sometimes commencing in late-December) each year. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... Lucie Safarova (February 4, 1987) is a professial Czech tennis player. ... Mardin Fish (born December 9, 1981 in Edina, Minnesota) is an American professional tennis player. ... Tomas Berdych (born September 17, 1985) is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. ... Alicia Molik (born 27 January 1981) is a professional female tennis player from Australia. ... Luczak during his first-round mens doubles match at the 2007 Australian Open. ... Anthem:  Serbia() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, Rusyn 1 Albanian 2 Demonym Serbian Government Parliamentary Democracy  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica    -  First state 7th century   -  Serbian Kingdom3 1217   -  Serbian Empire 1345   -  Independence lost... Jelena Janković (February 28, 1985) is a Serbian professional female tennis player. ... Novak Djokovic (Serbian: Новак Ђоковић, Novak Đoković or Novak Djoković, pronounced ,  ), born May 22, 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia (part of Yugoslavia at the time), is a Serbian professional tennis player. ...


Williams entered the 2008 Australian Open as the defending champion and seventh seed. She won her first four matches but lost in the quarterfinals to World No. 4 and third-seeded Jankovic 6–3, 6–4. It was Williams's fourth straight loss in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam singles tournament. It has been reported that Williams was suffering a toothache during the Jankovic match, which adversely affected her performance.[citation needed] In the women's doubles event, Serena and her sister Venus defeated the second-seeded team, Katarina Srebotnik and Ai Sugiyama, in the second round 6–2, 7–6. They lost, however, in the quarterfinals to the seventh-seeded team, Zheng Jie and Yan Zi. The 2008 Australian Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia from 14 January through 27 January 2008. ... For other uses, see Grand Slam. ... Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player, former World No. ... Katarina Srebotnik (born March 12, 1981 in Slovenj Gradec) is a Slovenian professional tennis player, coached by Biljana Veselinovic. ... Ai Sugiyama (Japanese: 杉山愛 Sugiyama Ai, born July 5, 1975, Yokohama, Japan) is a Japanese professional tennis player. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zheng. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yan. ...


Williams then withdrew from her next three scheduled tournaments, the Open Gaz de France in Paris, the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp, and the Dubai Duty Free Women's Open due to an urgent need for dental surgery. Open Gaz de France is a Tier II tennis tournament on the WTA Tour held in Paris, France. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... The Proximus Diamond Games is a professional tennis tournament held in Antwerp, Belgium. ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... Dubai Tennis Championships 2006 Roger Federer at the Dubai Tennis Championships 2006 The Dubai Tennis Championships is a professional tennis tournament held in Dubai, U.A.E. on outdoor hardcourts. ...


At the Tier II Bangalore (India) Open, Serena defeated sister Venus in the semifinals 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(4) after Serena saved a match point while trailing 6–5 in the third set. This was the first time they had played each other since the fourth round of the 2005 U.S. Open. Serena has now won eight of their fifteen career matches. Serena then defeated Patty Schnyder of Switzerland in the final. The Bangalore Open is a tennis tournament held in Bangalore, India. ... List of the 2005 US Open Champions, the top seeds and important highlights of the tournament: // Seniors Mens Singles See also: Drawsheet Roger Federer (SUI) def. ... Patty Schnyder (born December 14, 1978, Basel) is professional female tennis player. ...


At the Tier I Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, Williams won her fifth career singles title there, tying Steffi Graf for the most singles titles at this tournament. Williams defeated World No. 1 Justine Henin in the quarterfinals 6–2, 6–0, World No. 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semifinals 3–6, 7–5, 6–3, and World No. 4 Jankovic in the final. Williams won the final on her eighth match point. This was Williams's 30th career singles title. The Miami Masters is an annual tennis tournament for men and women held at Key Biscayne, in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Established 1991 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Bob Oldakowski Area  - Village 3. ... For the Austrian runner, see Stephanie Graf. ... Justine Henin; ( ) (born June 1, 1982 in Liège) is a Belgian professional tennis player from the Walloon (French-speaking) region of Belgium. ... Svetlana Aleksandrovna Kuznetsova (Cyrillic:  ; born June 27, 1985) is a Russian professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. ...


Williams was seeded fifth at the clay court Tier I Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina. She defeated second-seeded Maria Sharapova in the quarterfinals 7–5, 4–6, 6–1. This was Williams's fourth victory over a top five player in five attempts this year. In the final, Williams defeated Vera Zvonareva to capture her tenth career Tier I title and first clay court title since the 2002 French Open. Court Philippe Chatrier at Stade Roland Garros in Paris during the 2006 French Open. ... The Family Circle Cup is a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women, held every year since 1973. ... Nickname: Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian:  ) (born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. ... Vera Igorevna Zvonareva (pronunciation: VEH-ruh zvon-a-RYOH-vuh, Russian: Вера Игоревна Звонарёва ( ), born September 7, 1984, Moscow, Russia) is a professional tennis player from Russia. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


At the Tier I Qatar Telecom German Open in Berlin, Williams was seeded fifth but lost in the quarterfinals to thirteenth-seeded Dinara Safina 2–6, 6–1, 7–6(5). This loss ended Williams's 17-match winning streak. The Qatar Telecom German Open is a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women played in Berlin, Germany. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Safina at the 2007 Australian Open. ...


Williams was the fifth-seeded player at the Tier I Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome and made it to the quarterfinals, where Alize Cornet received a walkover over Williams because of a back injury. The Rome Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Alizé Cornet (born January 22, 1990 in Nice, France) is a female tennis player from France. ...

Serena stretching for a ball at Wimbledon 2008.

Williams also was the fifth-seeded player at the French Open. Although she was the only former winner of this tournament in this year's draw, she lost in the third round to 27th-seeded Srebotnik 6–4, 6–4. The 2008 French Open will be the second Grand Slam event of the year. ...


At the ongoing Wimbledon Championships, the sixth-seeded Williams defeated 29th-seeded and former World No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo in the third round 7-6(5), 6-1 and unseeded Bethanie Mattek in the fourth round 6–3, 6–3. Williams played Agnieszka Radwanska in the quarterfinals and won 6-4, 6-0. She will face Jie Zheng, a Chinese wild card, who has defeated No. 1 seed Ana Ivanovic, in the third round. It is the first time Williams has made the semi-final in Wimbledon since the 2004 chapionships where she lost in the finals against Maria Sharapova. The Championships, Wimbledon (commonly referred to as Wimbledon) is the oldest tennis championship in the world. ... Am lie Mauresmo (born 5 July 1979) is a French professional tennis player. ... Bethanie Mattek (born 23 March 1985, in Rochester, Minnesota) is an American professional tennis player who competes on the WTA Tour. ... Agnieszka RadwaÅ„ska (born 6 March 1989 in Kraków, Poland) is a Polish tennis player. ... Zheng Jie (July 5, 1983) is a Chinese professional female tennis player. ... Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian:  ) (born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. ...


In their third round doubles match at Wimbledon, the eleventh-seeded team of Serena and Venus Williams defeated the fifth-seeded team of Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual 6–1, 6–4. The Williams sisters played the thirteenth-seeded team of Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek in the quarterfinals and the sisters won 6-4, 6-3. Serena and Venus are to face off against the team of Nathalie Dechy and Casey Dellacqua for a spot in the finals. Anabel Medina Garrigues (born July 31, 1982, Valencia, Spain) is a Spanish female tennis player. ... Virginia Ruano Pascual (born September 21, 1973) is a Spanish professional female tennis player. ... Sania Mirza (born November 15, 1986) is an Indian tennis player. ... Bethanie Mattek (born 23 March 1985, in Rochester, Minnesota) is an American professional tennis player who competes on the WTA Tour. ... Nathalie Dechy (born on February 21, 1979 in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe) is a French professional tennis player. ... Casey Dellacqua (born February 11, 1985) is a professional tennis player from Australia who currently resides in Perth, Australia. ...


Williams has agreed to play four matches with the Washington Kastles, a World Team Tennis franchise in Washington, D.C., during July.[11] World Team Tennis is a league of team tennis in the United States. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


Fashion

Williams is known for her unusual and colourful outfits on court. In 2002, Williams created an on-court stir when she wore a leather-looking catsuit at the U.S. Open.[12] Again at the U.S. Open, in 2004, Williams wore denim skirts and boots. Williams had a special line at Puma and has a current one at Nike.[13][14][15] For other uses, see Leather (disambiguation). ... A woman wearing a black latex catsuit and thigh-high boots. ... For other uses, see U.S. Open. ... This article is about the material denim. ... A skirt is a traditionally feminine tube- or cone-shaped garment which is worn from the waist and covers the legs. ... For other senses of this word, see boot (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Puma (disambiguation). ... Nike, Inc. ...


Outside the tennis courts, Williams was also the center of attention when in November 2004, she reached a new level of exposure at the London premiere of Pierce Brosnan's new film, After the Sunset. In an outfit that had a near-topless effect, Williams wore a red gown with strips of sheer fabric. Pierce Brendan Brosnan,The most gorgeous man on the planet OBE[1] (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish actor and producer best known for portraying James Bond in four films from 1995 to 2002: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. ... After the Sunset is a 2004 comedy/action movie, starring Pierce Brosnan as Max Burdett, a master thief caught in a cat-and-mouse game with FBI agent Stan Lloyd played by Woody Harrelson. ...


Williams has her own line of designer clothing called Aneres — her first name spelled backward (a la Oprah Winfrey and Harpo productions) — that she plans to sell in boutiques in Miami and Los Angeles. Venus also appeared as one of her models, showing her latest designs. Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ...


Entertainment

In 2001, Serena along with her sister, Venus appeared on The Simpsons tennis themed episode after Bart and Lisa are dropped by parents Marge and Homer respectively to play against each other. She has also posed for a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and has had a lucrative career in advertisements.[16] [17] [18] Simpsons redirects here. ... Tennis the Menace is the twelfth episode of the twelfth season of The Simpsons and was the third episode to be digitally colored. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


In April 2005, MTV announced plans to broadcast a reality show around the lives of Serena and Venus Williams; however, ABC Family ended up airing the show. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player, former World No. ... ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. ...


Williams was the fifth victim and the ninth star ever to be on Punk'd more than once. Her first appearance was when Williams had to save a Punk'd problem kid played by Rob Pinkston until Kutcher exposed the set-up. Her second is when Serena passed the prank on her sister Venus after both Serena and Venus were fighting with a fraud during a photoshoot with some handicapped people. Punkd is an American hidden camera practical joke television series on MTV, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher, which first aired in 2003. ... Rob Pinkston (born William Robert Pinkston IV on January 30, 1988 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an actor who appeared during the fourth season of MTVs hidden camera practical joke television series, Punkd. ...


In 2002, Williams played Miss Wiggins in the season 3 episode "Crouching Mother, Hidden Father" of My Wife and Kids. In 2005, Serena guest starred in an episode of the twelfth season of ER. She also guest starred on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. My Wife and Kids is an American sitcom which ran on ABC from March 28, 2001 until May 29, 2005, starring Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell. ... ER is an Emmy-winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 DVD Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU) is the first of three spin-offs of Law & Order (the other two being Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial by Jury; all series are presented on the NBC...


Welsh indie band, Super Furry Animals, sang a track on their 2003 album Phantom Power called "Venus and Serena" - dedicated to the sisters. This article is about the country. ... In popular music, indie music (from independent) is any of a number of genres, scenes, subcultures and stylistic and cultural attributes, characterised by perceived independence from commercial pop music and mainstream culture and an autonomous, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach. ... Super Furry Animals (also known as SFA, the Furries and the Super Furries) are a Welsh rock band, with leanings towards psychedelic rock and electronic experimentation. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Phantom power (labeled as +48 V on some audio equipment) is a method that sends a DC electrical voltage through microphone cables. ...


In 2007, Williams appeared in the ABC reality television series Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race, featuring a dozen celebrities in a stock car racing competition. In the first round of competition, Williams matched up against surfer Laird Hamilton and former NFL quarterback John Elway. That same year, Serena appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, where he challenged Serena to a tennis match on the Wii video game console.[19] Conan overcame a break point to win the match.[20] This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... See World Wide Web for surfing the web; see also Wind surfing Surfing at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. ... Laird pictured at a protest in Malibu against a proposed plant that was to be built in the area, which would affect the quality of the water. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show on NBC. The second incarnation of NBCs Late Night franchise, OBriens debuted in 1993 after previous host David Letterman moved to CBS to host the Late Show opposite The Tonight Show. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ...


In June 2007, Serena was interviewed on BBC One's Friday Night with Jonathan Ross along with Iggy Pop and Russell Brand. June 2007 is the sixth month of that year. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... Friday Night with Jonathan Ross is a chat show presented by Jonathan Ross. ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... Russell Edward Brand [1] (born June 4, 1975 in Grays, Essex)[2] is an English radio and television personality, comedian, actor, and newspaper columnist. ...


On the fourteenth page of a January 2007 issue of TV Guide, it is stated that "Tennis star Serena Williams will provide a guest voice on the Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender next season." Serena herself has gone as far to state that Avatar is her favorite show.[21] January 2007 is the first month of that year. ... TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ... This article is about the TV channel. ...


She was previously a guest voice on the Playhouse Disney animated kids show, Higglytown Heroes as the snow plough driver hero. Higglytown Heroes is a childrens television series currently airing on the Playhouse Disney portion of the Disney Channel, or, on some cable networks, the Playhouse Disney channel. ...


Serena appears naked in the July issue of Jane Magazine along with Eva Mendes, Joss Stone, and five other famous faces.[22] July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Jane is a magazine created to appeal to the women who grew up reading Sassy Magazine. ... Eva Mendes (born March 5, 1974[1]) is an American actress. ... Joss Stone (born Joscelyn Eve Stoker on 11 April 1987) is a British soul, R&B, and blues singer, songwriter, and occasional actress who emerged to fame in late 2003 with her debut album, The Soul Sessions, which was certified triple platinum by the BPI, and was announced as one...


Serena appears in an American music video for the conscious rapper Common, along with Alicia Keys, and rapper Kanye West called "I Want You", released on November 2007.[23] Conscious hip hop is a subgenre of alternative hip hop which focuses on social issues. ... Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. ... Alicia Keys (born Alicia J. Augello-Cook on January 25, 1981[2][3][4]) is an American R&B, soul, and neo soul singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress who has sold over 25 million albums worldwide as of 2007, and has won numerous awards, including eleven Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ...


Quotations

Williams explains how her deceased older sister Yetunde inspired her to win her third Australian Open singles title in 2007: "I just said, 'Serena, this has to be motivating. This has to be more than enough to motivate me,' and I think it was."[24]


At the 1999 U.S. Open, Williams said about Martina Hingis, "She just speaks her mind. I guess it has a little bit to do with not having a formal education. But you just have to think more ... use your brain a little more in the tennis world."[25] List of the 1999 US Open Champions: // Main article: 1999 US Open - Mens Singles Andre Agassi (USA) def. ... Martina Hingis (born September 30, 1980 in Košice, Slovakia) is a retired professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as World No. ...

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Grand Slam singles finals

Wins (8)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1999 U.S. Open Flag of Switzerland Martina Hingis 6–3, 7–6(4)
2002 French Open Venus Williams 7–5, 6–3
2002 Wimbledon Venus Williams 7–6(4), 6–3
2002 U.S. Open (2) Venus Williams 6–4, 6–3
2003 Australian Open Venus Williams 7–6(4), 3–6, 6–4
2003 Wimbledon (2) Venus Williams 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
2005 Australian Open (2) Lindsay Davenport 2–6, 6–3, 6–0
2007 Australian Open (3) Maria Sharapova 6–1, 6–2

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Runner-ups (2)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
2001 U.S. Open Venus Williams 6–2, 6–4
2004 Wimbledon Maria Sharapova 6–1, 6–4

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WTA Tour Championships singles finals (3)

Win (1)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
2001 Munich Lindsay Davenport walkover

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Runner-ups (2)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
2002 Los Angeles Flag of Belgium Kim Clijsters 7–5, 6–3
2004 Los Angeles Maria Sharapova 4–6, 6–2, 6–4

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Grand Slam women's doubles finals (6)

Wins (6)

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1999 French Open Venus Williams Flag of Switzerland Martina Hingis
Anna Kournikova
6–3, 6–7, 8–6
1999 U.S. Open Venus Williams Chanda Rubin
Sandrine Testud
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
2000 Wimbledon Venus Williams Julie Halard-Decugis
Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–2
2001 Australian Open Venus Williams Lindsay Davenport
Corina Morariu
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
2002 Wimbledon (2) Venus Williams Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suarez
6–2, 7–5
2003 Australian Open (2) Venus Williams Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suarez
4–6, 6–4, 6–3

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Grand Slam mixed doubles finals (4)

Wins (2)

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1998 Wimbledon Flag of Belarus Max Mirnyi Flag of India Mahesh Bhupathi
Flag of Croatia Mirjana Lucic
6–4, 6–4
1998 U.S. Open Flag of Belarus Max Mirnyi Patrick Galbraith
Lisa Raymond
6–2, 6–2

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Runner-ups (2)

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1998 French Open Luis Lobo Justin Gimelstob
Venus Williams
6–4, 6–4
1999 Australian Open Flag of Belarus Max Mirnyi Flag of South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Flag of South Africa David Adams
6–4, 4–6, 7–6

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Titles (42)

Singles (31)

Legend
Grand Slam (8)
Grand Slam Cup (1)
WTA Championships (1)
Tier I (10)
Tier II (11)
Tier III (0)
Tier IV & V (0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (22)
Clay (3)
Grass (2)
Carpet (4)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. February 28, 1999 Paris, France Carpet Amelie Mauresmo 2–6, 6–3, 7–6(4)
2. March 14, 1999 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard Flag of Germany Steffi Graf 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
3. August 15, 1999 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Julie Halard-Decugis 6–1 6–4
4. September 12, 1999 US Open, New York City Hard Flag of Switzerland Martina Hingis 6–3, 7–6(4)
5. October 3, 1999 Munich, Germany (Grand Slam Cup) Hard Venus Williams 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
6. February 21, 2000 Hanover, Germany Carpet Flag of the Czech Republic Denisa Chladkova 6–1, 6–1
7. August 13, 2000 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Lindsay Davenport 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(1)
8. October 8, 2000 Tokyo (Princess) Hard Julie Halard-Decugis 7–5, 6–1
9. March 17, 2001 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard Flag of Belgium Kim Clijsters 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
10. August 19, 2001 Toronto, Canada Hard Jennifer Capriati 6–1, 6–7(7), 6–3
11. November 4, 2001 WTA Tour Championships, Munich, Germany Hard Lindsay Davenport walkover
12. March 3, 2002 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard Jennifer Capriati 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
13. April 1, 2002 Miami, U.S. Hard Jennifer Capriati 7–5, 7–6(4)
14. May 19, 2002 Rome, Italy Clay Flag of Belgium Justine Henin 7–6(6), 6–4
15. June 9, 2002 French Open, Paris Clay Venus Williams 7–5, 6–3
16. July 7, 2002 Wimbledon, London Grass Venus Williams 7–6(4), 6–3
17. September 8, 2002 US Open, New York City Hard Venus Williams 6–4, 6–3
18. September 22, 2002 Tokyo (Princess) Hard Flag of Belgium Kim Clijsters 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
19. September 29, 2002 Leipzig, Germany Carpet Anastasia Myskina 6–3, 6–2
20. January 26, 2003 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Venus Williams 7–6(4), 3–6, 6–4
21. February 9, 2003 Paris, France Carpet Amelie Mauresmo 6–3, 6–2
22. March 29, 2003 Miami, U.S. Hard Jennifer Capriati 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
23. July 6, 2003 Wimbledon, London Grass Venus Williams 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
24. April 4, 2004 Miami, U.S. Hard Elena Dementieva 6–1, 6–1
25. September 26, 2004 Beijing, China Hard Svetlana Kuznetsova 4–6, 7–5, 6–4
26. January 29, 2005 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Lindsay Davenport 2–6, 6–3, 6–0
27. January 27, 2007 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Maria Sharapova 6–1, 6–2
28. March 31, 2007 Miami, U.S. Hard Flag of Belgium Justine Henin 0–6, 7–5, 6–3
29. March 9, 2008 Bangalore, India Hard Flag of Switzerland Patty Schnyder 7–5, 6–3
30. April 5, 2008 Miami, U.S. Hard Jelena Jankovic 6–1, 5–7, 6–3
31. April 20, 2008 Charleston, U.S. Clay Vera Zvonareva 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

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Doubles (11)

Legend
Grand Slam (6)
Olympic Gold (1)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (1)
Tier II (2)
Tier III (1)
Tier IV & V (0)
No. Date Tournament Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1. February 23, 1998 Oklahoma City, U.S. Venus Williams Flag of Romania Catalina Cristea
Kristine Kunce
7–5, 6–2
2. October 12, 1998 Zurich Open, Switzerland Venus Williams Flag of South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Flag of Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
5–7, 6–1, 6–3
3. February 15, 1999 Hamburg, Germany Venus Williams Alexandra Fusai
Nathalie Tauziat
5–7, 6–2, 6–2
4. May 24, 1999 French Open, Paris Venus Williams Flag of Switzerland Martina Hingis
Anna Kournikova
6–3, 6–7(2), 8–6
5. August 30, 1999 U.S. Open, New York City Venus Williams Chanda Rubin
Sandrine Testud
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
6. June 26, 2000 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Venus Williams Julie Halard
Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–2
7. September 18, 2000 Summer Olympic Games, Sydney, Australia Venus Williams Kristie Boogert
Miriam Oremans
6–1, 6–1
8. January 15, 2001 Australian Open, Melbourne Venus Williams Lindsay Davenport
Corina Morariu
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
9. June 24, 2002 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Venus Williams Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suarez
6–2, 7–5
10. September 24, 2002 Leipzig, Germany Alexandra Stevenson Janette Husarova
Paola Suarez
6–3, 7–5
11. January 13, 2003 Australian Open, Melbourne Venus Williams Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suarez
4–6, 6–4, 6–3

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Singles performance timeline

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Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australian Open A A A 2R 3R 4R QF A W A W 3R W QF 3 / 9 37–6
French Open A A A 4R 3R A QF W SF QF A A QF 3R 1 / 8 31–7
Wimbledon A A A 3R A SF QF W W F 3R A QF 2 / 8 37–6
U.S. Open A A A 3R W QF F W A QF 4R 4R QF 2 / 9 40–7
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 3 / 3 2 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 2 1 / 4 0 / 2 8 / 34 N/A
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 8–4 11–2 12–3 18–4 21–0 19–1 14–3 12–2 5–2 19–3 6–2 N/A 145–26
WTA Tour Championships A A A A A A W F A F A A RR 1 / 4 9–4
Doha Not Tier I or Was Not Held A 0 / 0 0–0
Indian Wells - - LQ A W QF W A A A A A A A 2 / 4 14–2
Miami A A A QF F 4R QF W W W QF A W W 5 / 10 47–5
Charleston A A A A A A A QF F 3R A A 2R W 1 / 5 12–3
Berlin A A A A QF A A F A A A A A QF 0 / 3 7–3
Rome A A A QF QF A A W SF SF 2R A QF QF 1 / 8 20–6
Montreal/Toronto A A A A A F W A A A 3R A A 1 / 3 10–1
Tokyo A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Moscow - - 1R2 A A A A A A A A A F 0 / 2 6-2
Zurich A A LQ A A A A A A A A A 1R - 0 / 2 1–2
San Diego Not Tier I or Was Not Held QF A A A - 0 / 1 2–0
Philadelphia A Not Tier I or Was Not Held 0 / 0 0–0
Tournaments Played 1 0 5 11 12 11 10 13 7 12 10 4 12 7 N/A 115
Finals Reached 0 0 0 0 6 5 4 10 5 5 1 0 3 3 N/A 42
Tournaments Won 0 0 0 0 5 3 3 8 4 2 1 0 2 3 N/A 31
Hardcourt Win-Loss 0–1 0–0 2–2 19–7 29–4 25–5 30–5 25–2 13–0 23–5 16–4 12–4 21–3 14–1 N/A 229–43
Clay Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 6–2 6–3 0–1 4–1 17–2 12–3 10–3 2–2 0–0 6–3 11–2 N/A 72–21
Grass Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–2 0–0 5–1 4–1 7–0 7–0 6–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 0–0 N/A 39–7
Carpet Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 7–3 0–0 5–0 7–1 0–0 7–1 4–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–3 0–0 N/A 34–8
Overall Win-Loss 0-1 0-0 9-5 29-11 40-7 37-8 38-7 56-5 36-3 39-9 21-7 12-4 34-10 25-3 N/A 376-801
Year End Ranking - - 99 20 4 6 6 1 3 7 11 95 7 N/A N/A
  • A = did not participate in the tournament
  • SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played
  • LQ = lost in the qualifying tournament
  • - = Tournament was either not held or not a Tier I event.
  • 1 If Fed Cup (4–0) participation is included, overall win-loss record stands at 380-80.
  • 2Won three matches in the qualifying tournament to reach the main draw.

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Grand Slam women's doubles performance timeline

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career
Australian Open A 3R SF A W A W A A A A QF 21–3
French Open A A W A A A A A A A A A 6–0
Wimbledon A 1R A W 3R W 3R A A A 2R 17–1
US Open 1R A W SF 3R A A A A A A 12–2
Win-Loss 0–1 2–1 16–1 10–0 10–2 6–0 8–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 56–6

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See also

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Notes

  1. ^ a b c WTA. Serena Williams Bio on WTA Tour website. WTA. Retrieved on 2008-04-01.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Successful & Famous People that were Homeschooled
  4. ^ Serena Williams Relationship Summary
  5. ^ Williams eyes return to top spot
  6. ^ Serena targets number one ranking
  7. ^ Williams is lost cause
  8. ^ Serena targets number one ranking
  9. ^ Serena hits out at Stich comments
  10. ^ Women's Tennis Association. "Justine Reaches Semis; Injury Forces Serena Out", 2007-11-07. Retrieved on 2001-11-07. (English) 
  11. ^ Washington Kastles Announce 2008 Team Schedule Featuring Serena Williams and the Addition of John McEnroe and Anna Kournikova
  12. ^ http://www.gibbsmagazine.com/serena.jpg
  13. ^ http://www.tomjamison.co.uk/photography/pnov/images/Serena-Williams_jpg.jpg
  14. ^ http://sportsmed.starwave.com/media/pg2/2002/0710/photo/swilliams_i.jpg
  15. ^ http://www.tribuneindia.com/2003/20031105/s5.jpg
  16. ^ http://www.darrenwestlund.com/PeoplePage1/SerenaM.jpg
  17. ^ http://www.africanamericans.com/images2/SerenaWilliams.jpg
  18. ^ http://www.milknewsroom.com/images/ad_serena.jpg
  19. ^ Double Life: Serena Williams. Conan O'Brien. Nintendo Wii. Need We Say More?
  20. ^ CONAN O'BRIAN VS SERENA WILLIAM ON WII TENNIS
  21. ^ Serena Williams Gets Back in the Game
  22. ^ http://www.whudat.com/newsblurbs/more/serena_williams_takes_it_off_in_jane_magazine_1680721071/
  23. ^ Yahoo! Music Videos
  24. ^ Aussie Open day 13 quotes
  25. ^ Truce declared for Hingis, Williams family

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Venus Williams
World No. 1
July 8, 2002–August 10, 2003
Succeeded by
Kim Clijsters
Awards
Preceded by
Venus Williams
WTA Newcomer of the Year
1998
Succeeded by
Kim Clijsters
Preceded by
Patty Schnyder
WTA Most Improved Player
1999
Succeeded by
Elena Dementieva
Preceded by
Martina Hingis &
Anna Kournikova
WTA Doubles Team of the Year
(with Venus Williams)

2000
Succeeded by
Lisa Raymond &
Rennae Stubbs
Preceded by
Jennifer Capriati
WTA Player of The Year
2002
Succeeded by
Justine Henin
Preceded by
Jennifer Capriati
ITF World Champion
2002
Succeeded by
Justine Henin
Preceded by
Jennifer Capriati
Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year
2002
Succeeded by
Annika Sörenstam
Preceded by
Jennifer Capriati
World Sportswoman of the Year
2002
Succeeded by
Annika Sorenstam
Preceded by
Amelie Mauresmo
WTA Comeback Player of the Year
2004
Succeeded by
Kim Clijsters
Women's Tennis Association | Top ten female tennis players as of June 23, 2008
1. Ana Ivanović
6. Serena Williams
2. Maria Sharapova
7. Venus Williams
3. Jelena Janković
8. Anna Chakvetadze
4. Svetlana Kuznetsova
9. Dinara Safina
5. Elena Dementieva
10. Marion Bartoli
Persondata
NAME Williams, Serena Jameka Ross Evelyn
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American tennis player
DATE OF BIRTH September 26, 1981
PLACE OF BIRTH Saginaw, Michigan, United States
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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Serena Williams is a currently #7 rank female tennis player in the world.
Serena Williams is one year younger than Venus and three inches shorter in height.
Apart from the tennis career Serena and her sister Venus appeared in The Simpson's tennis themed episode which is an animated television show.
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