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SerenaSlams
May 3rd, 2007, 01:17 AM
Grand Slam Serena

1999 U.S. Open | Defeated Martina Hingis 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

At 17 and in only her second professional season, Williams defeated 18-year-old Hingis, the world's top ranked player, to become the first black woman to win a Grand Slam title since Althea Gibson in 1958. In capturing the title, Williams beat three of the top four women in the world --Hingis, Lindsay Davenport (2) and Monica Seles (4).


2002 French Open | Defeated Venus Williams, 7-5, 6-3

Facing her older sister Venus in a Grand Slam singles final for just the second time in her career, Serena avenged a 6-2, 6-4 loss in the 2001 U.S. Open. The sloppy championship match in Paris featured a combined 101 unforced errors.


2002 Wimbledon | Defeated Venus Williams, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Ranked No. 2 in the world, just behind her sister at the time, Serena denied Venus a third-straight Wimbledon title while winning her first Wimbledon crown.


2002 U.S. Open | Defeated Venus Williams, 6-4, 6-3

In an awesome display of power, Serena didn't lose a set over the two weeks and was never even taken to a tie-break in her third straight Grand Slam final win of the season.


2003 Australian Open | Defeated Venus Williams, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4

In the fourth consecutive Williams-Williams Grand Slam final, Serena became the fifth woman in history to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time, joining Margaret Court, Maureen Connolly, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf.


2003 Wimbeldon | Defeated Venus Williams 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

With her big sister slowed by a strained abdominal muscle and a sore left thigh, Serena won for the fifth time in the last six Grand Slams. She had lost to Justine Henin-Hardenne in the semifinals of the 2003 French Open.


2005 Australian Open | Defeated Lindsay Davenport, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0

Plagued by a rib injury that forced her to leave the court and get treatment after five games, Serena fought back and eventually wore down Davenport. To reach the final, Serena had staved off two match points by Maria Sharapova in winning a semifinal 2-6, 7-5, 8-6.


2007 Australian | Defeated Maria Sharapova, 6-1, 6-2

Serena came into the tournament unseeded, and capped an amazing fortnight by dismantling the top-seeded Sharapova in the final.

Serena Williams: GRAND SLAM CHAMPION
:worship: 57 Consecutive Weeks as World #1 :worship:
:worship: Olympic Gold Medalist ('00 Doubles w/ Venus) :worship:

Craigy
May 3rd, 2007, 03:19 PM
:hearts:

BuTtErFrEnA
May 3rd, 2007, 07:32 PM
:D:D

MrSerenaWilliams
May 3rd, 2007, 07:37 PM
:hearts::worship:

Olórin
May 3rd, 2007, 09:59 PM
Everyone Serena has beaten in the final of a Grand Slam is a tennis legend in their own right - and all the semis against Capriati and quarters against Davenport - such depth to the field in Serena's slams.

Lulu.
May 4th, 2007, 10:12 PM
:cool:

MrSerenaWilliams
May 4th, 2007, 10:19 PM
Serena's beaten either the defending champion or the #1 seed in 7/8 of her GS finals :eek::worship:


*exepction 2003 AO final

serenafan08
May 7th, 2007, 03:02 PM
:hearts: I love it!!!

serenafan08
May 7th, 2007, 03:10 PM
Serena's beaten either the defending champion or the #1 seed in 7/8 of her GS finals :eek::worship:


*exepction 2003 AO final

No just 6 of the eight...she didn't beat Capriati in Australia in '03 because Cap went out in the first round, and she couldn't have beaten the number one seed because she was the number one seed - and at Wimbledon she was defending champion and number one seed.

US Open 99 - Hingis was #1 seed
French Open '02 - Venus was #1 seed
Wimbledon '02 - Venus was defending champ
US Open '02 - Venus was defending champ
Aussie Open '03 - didn't play Capriati and was seeded #1
Wimbledon '03 - defending champ and #1 seed
Aussie Open '05 - Davenport was #1 seed
Aussie Open '07 - Sharapova was #1 seed

Olórin
May 7th, 2007, 06:51 PM
Venus was number two seed in FO Final, she beat the defending champ and number one seed in the semis unless Im mistaken.

So I only count 5/8. She beat the defending champ at some point for her first 4 Grand Slams though, which I find impressive. Only Serena could do it!

Watching
May 7th, 2007, 08:02 PM
Id dint realise FO final was poor.

Serendy Willick
May 8th, 2007, 05:18 AM
Id dint realise FO final was poor.

Please dont let the sorry media fool you. There hasnt been a great FO final since 2002. People try to pick on Serena (because they still thumb their nose up at Ree winning the French) However you dont see them mentioning the sorry all belgian final that followed the year after that or the dull all russian final(the one where dementieva couldnt serve to save her life) or any of the others in which it seemed liked Henins opponent didnt bother to show up to play:rolleyes: (Kuznetsova, Pierce) BTW, Serena beat the last two FO Champions in 02 to get to the final. Mary Pierce (2000) and Jennifer Capriati(2001)

MrSerenaWilliams
May 8th, 2007, 05:22 AM
No just 6 of the eight...she didn't beat Capriati in Australia in '03 because Cap went out in the first round, and she couldn't have beaten the number one seed because she was the number one seed - and at Wimbledon she was defending champion and number one seed.

US Open 99 - Hingis was #1 seed
French Open '02 - Venus was #1 seed
Wimbledon '02 - Venus was defending champ
US Open '02 - Venus was defending champ
Aussie Open '03 - didn't play Capriati and was seeded #1
Wimbledon '03 - defending champ and #1 seed
Aussie Open '05 - Davenport was #1 seed
Aussie Open '07 - Sharapova was #1 seed

Jen was #1 seed and defending champ

BuTtErFrEnA
May 8th, 2007, 11:20 AM
yea the FO final was good....what they termed as UFE were forced errors....they pushed each other alot in that match....but the finals since then have been so boring....the only exciting finals since then have been when either sister was playing and all the others one player failed to show up