Serena Williams turns 40 this Sunday, September 26. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, the youngest of the Williams sisters is the most important player in contemporary WTA history and one of the most outstanding in its history.
Serena reached No. 1 in 2002, just 20 years old. It occupied the first position of the ranking in 10 different seasons: 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Owner of 23 Grand Slam titlesJust one short of Margaret Court’s all-time record, Serena excelled on all surfaces – in fact, she won every Major at least 3 times. There were 3 Roland Garros, 6 US Open (the first in 1999, at the age of 17), 7 Wimbledon and 7 Australia, where she won her last Major in 2017. In that year, Serena Williams became the mother of Alexis Olympia and married businessman Alexis Ohanian.
Trained by Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams has held 73 titles in her career: in 1999 (the year she won the US Open) it was the first and, for now, in 2020 (Auckland) it was the last.
Currently, Serena is ranked 40th in the ranking and did not participate in the last US Open.