Serrena Williams

Serrena Williams

Timeline of Serrena Williams


11 September 1999

First Grand Slam Singles Title

Serena Williams won her first Grand Slam singles title at the US Open, becoming the second African American woman to win a Grand Slam singles tournament in the Open Era.


07 July 2002

Achieved World No. 1 Ranking in Singles

Serena Williams attained the world No. 1 ranking in singles for the first time in her career after winning the Wimbledon Championships.


25 January 2003

Completed the 'Serena Slam'

Serena Williams completed a non-calendar year Grand Slam by winning the Australian Open, holding all four major singles titles simultaneously.


07 July 2012

Fifth Wimbledon Title and Golden Slam

She won her fifth Wimbledon singles title, and by winning the Olympic gold in singles later that year, she became one of the only female players to achieve a Career Golden Slam.


04 September 2015

First in Open Era to Win 4 Major Singles Titles in a Row Twice

With her 2015 Wimbledon title, Serena held all four major singles titles at once – completing the 'Serena Slam' for the second time – a feat unparalleled in the Open Era.


28 January 2017

23rd Grand Slam Singles Title

Williams secured her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open, surpassing Steffi Graf's Open Era record and becoming the player with the most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era.


19 April 2017

Pregnancy Announcement

Serena Williams announced her pregnancy, revealing she had won the Australian Open while being approximately eight weeks pregnant.


08 March 2018

Return to Tennis Post-Pregnancy

After giving birth to her daughter and suffering from life-threatening post-delivery complications, Serena made her return to professional tennis at the Indian Wells Masters.


08 September 2018

Controversial US Open Final

Williams was involved in a high-profile match at the US Open final against Naomi Osaka where she received three code violations, leading to significant media attention and debate.


07 February 2020

Fed Cup Victory

By defeating Anastasija Sevastova in the Fed Cup, Serena claimed her first title since her return from maternity leave, marking her 14th different decade with at least one tour-level singles win.

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