Serena Williams

Serena Williams is a former American tennis player. She is considered one of the best tennis players of all time, thanks to her physical and mental strength, her powerful groundstrokes and the best serve on the circuit, during a professional career lasting twenty-seven years (1995-2022 ). Williams has won 73 WTA singles titles: 23 of these are Grand Slam events (women's record in the Open Era), which makes her the second tennis player ever to have won multiple Majors in this specialty behind only Margaret Smith Court and Novak Đokovic, who lead with 24. He achieved the Small Slam (also called Virtual Grand Slam) in singles, which consists of winning four consecutive Slams not during the same calendar year, twice (in the two-year periods 2002-2003 and 2014- 2015), a feat that was renamed in her honor as Serena Slam, and once in doubles (2009-2010, together with Venus Williams), which makes her the only tennis player (together with Martina Navratilova) to have reached the finish line in both specialties.

It can also boast five WTA Finals and 19 Premier category tournaments (6 Premier Mandatory, 6 Premier 5 and 7 Premier), as well as 21 Tier I and Tier II titles and the gold medal won at the London Olympics in 2012 against Maria Sharapova. Not only can Williams boast numerous successes in singles, but also in women's doubles and mixed doubles, where there are 16 other Grand Slam tournaments overall: 14 won together with her older sister Venus and two in mixed doubles, both obtained with Maks Mirny in 1998. He also reached the top of the doubles rankings in 2010. To these successes must be added three other gold medals at the Olympics, all won together with Venus, a Federation Cup and two Hopman Cups. With a prize money of over 94 million dollars, she is the highest earning tennis player in the history of the sport.