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Serena Williams is The First Since 1990 To Do This

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Yesterday, though she had already clinched it at the US Open, Serena Williams officially got her hands on the WTA Year-End World No.1 Singles Ranking presented by Dubai Duty Free. It was her third year-end No.1 finish in a row, and the fifth in her illustrious career.

But by achieving that feat, she's unlocked another feat that hasn't been done in 25 years.

Serena is the first player since 1990 to hold No.1 from start to finish two years in a row.

That means two years in a row, start to finish, not letting any other player get to No.1 for even a single week. She's one of only three players in the history of the WTA Rankings to achieve the feat:

Martina Navratilova
- held No.1 start to finish two straight years (1983, 1984)
- overall streak at No.1: 156 weeks (June 14, 1982 to June 9, 1985)

Steffi Graf

- held No.1 start to finish three straight years (1988, 1989, 1990)
- overall streak at No.1: 186 weeks (August 17, 1987 to March 10, 1991)

Serena Williams

- has held No.1 start to finish two straight years (2014, 2015)
- overall streak at No.1: 143 weeks (February 18, 2013 to present)

Williams will add seven more weeks to that total during the off-season - her 150th straight week at No.1 will be the last week of the off-season, the week running December 28, 2015 to January 3, 2016.

All of this doesn't just mean fighting off other players who have absolutely nothing to lose against her match after match and tournament after tournament, but putting in the hard work away from that match court to be ready for all of those challengers. And she seems to have that art down to a science.

"I compete a lot against my own standards, probably even more - I have such high standards for myself and expect the best from myself, and nothing less," she explained earlier this year in Cincinnati.

"My main goal is to stay healthy, but I have other goals, usually around doing well in tournaments. I like being ranked No.1, too, so I try and do well enough so I can stay on top. That motivates me well."
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The title sounds like one of these annoying clickbait headlines on Buzzfeed etc
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The title sounds like one of these annoying clickbait headlines on Buzzfeed etc
It's an "off-seasonesque" title.
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Who is Serena William?
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Who is Serena William?
The unknown sister of Tiffany William.

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Wow, so just 44 weeks and she overtakes Steffi's longest no. 1 streak. Just 2 more Slams and she'll overtake her Slam count. After that there are just two more goals, overtaking Steffi's overall amount of weeks at no. 1. and most won tournaments (which I think is in Navratilova's hands?).

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Duplicate thread. Weeks at #1 is being discussed in 2 other threads.
Pay attention pov.

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Duplicate thread. Weeks at #1 is being discussed in 2 other threads.
Pay attention pov.
If a thread had already been posted about that article my apologies. Link to it and I'll delete this thread. But the point of the article isn't weeks at #1 per se but holding the spot start to finish over two complete seasons.
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So obviously she is going to pass Martina, but will she be able to hold it for another 40+ weeks to surpass Steffi? Enquiring minds want to know


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So obviously she is going to pass Martina, but will she be able to hold it for another 40+ weeks to surpass Steffi? Enquiring minds want to know

Judging by the quality of the field currently this is more than doable.
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36 Grand Slam Titles (21S,13D,2M), 4 Olympic Golds (1S,3D), 5 YECs, 93 Titles overall (69S, 24D)


Venus Williams - 22 Grand Slam Titles (7S,13D,2M), 4 Olympic Golds(1S,3D), 1 YEC, 72 Titles overall (49S, 23D)
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You couldn't deduce that yourself?

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Flop.

If Cornet played a full season, she would be #1.
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WOW! Just highlights how amazing Steffi's 3-in-a-row was.

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