Little remains to be said for a tennis player like Serena Williams. At 38 years old, the American continues to break records and is on her way to being considered the best player of all time.
With the victory against her compatriot Kristie Ahn by 7-5 and 6-3 she added her 102 win at Flushing Meadows, which makes her the most successful tennis player in this tournament and which serves as a trigger to break down five surprising numbers of her prolific career.
With 23 Grand Slams and four Olympic gold medals (record in the Open Era), the one trained by Patrick Mouratoglou is the only player in history to have completed the Golden Slam (Majors and Olympic Games) in the singles and doubles modality.
Another of the superlative records of the North American is the money that has been collected throughout her career in prize money. In total, she has earned more than 97 million dollars which, by far, makes her the tennis player with the most money earned and in total she is only surpassed by Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, who surpassed the 100 million barrier.
On July 15, 2002, at just 20 years old, she reached the top of the WTA ranking. Eight years later she would achieve the same milestone but in doubles mode thanks to the 14 Grand Slam tournaments she accumulated (all with her sister Venus).
Her 319 weeks at the top of the ranking place her on the podium of the players who have been the most in that position, only behind Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova.
Serena, in addition, is the owner of the record for the fastest serve in the history of the WTA circuit: her service of 222 km / h at the Australian Open leaves her alone in that item.
The mission of the Michigan-born in this United States Open is clear: take her 24th Grand Slam trophy, her first as a mother, and thus be able to continue adding more numbers to a career that is dreamy.