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Welcome to the thread that celebrates Serena's remarkable career and achievements! Every time Serena steps on the court she makes a stronger case for herself in the endless debates for GOAT. However it ultimately ends, one thing remains true from now till the end of time, Serena is a living legend!!

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(Last Update: March 31st, 2015)

Serena Williams stands alone as the only player in the history of the sport to:
Have aCareer Golden Slam in both singles and doubles
Career Golden Slam in singles after age 30
Six Grand Slam singles titles after age 30
Twelve hardcourt Grand Slam singles titles
70 wins at the Australian Open
Has won a title over In 3 different decades
Has won a title spanning 16 years; from first title won to last title won
Has over an 89% winning record at the US Open
Has over an 83% winning record at the Year-end Championships
First 13 Grand Slam doubles finals won (w/Venus Williams)

Legend, icon - those are just a few of the words Serena Williams uses to describe the seven players she just joined in the WTA's 700 Wins Club.

Serena Williams' win over Sabine Lisicki in the Miami Open quarterfinals on Wednesday was the 700th match win of her career - a milestone only seven others have passed.

Martina Navratilova (1442 career match wins)
Chris Evert (1309 career match wins)
Steffi Graf (902 career match wins)
Virginia Wade (839 career match wins)
Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario (759 career match wins)
Lindsay Davenport (753 career match wins)
Conchita Martínez (739 career match wins)
Serena Williams (700...and counting)

19 (singles) Slams and COUNTING!!
-Serena now has 12 Grand Slam titles on hardcourts, more than any other player (in the Open era) - SIX Australian Opens and SIX US Opens
-Serena extends her lead over S.Graf who has 9 hardcourt slams:
2001- (F) US OPEN
2002- WON Roland Garros, WON Wimbledon, WON US Open
2003- WON Australian Open, WON Wimbledon
2004- (F) Wimbledon
2005- WON Australian Open
2007- WON Australian Open
2008- (F) Wimbledon, WON US Open
2009- WON Australian Open. WON Wimbledon
2010- WON Australian Open. WON Wimbledon
2011- (F) US Open
2012- WON Wimbledon, Olympic Gold, US Open
2013- WON Roland Garros
2014- WON US OPEN She now ties Evert w/6 US Open, the most in the open era!!
2015- WON Australian Open

Only Navratilova (306), Evert (299) and Graf (278) have won more Grand Slam matches in the open era than the 266 victories accumulated by Serena Williams!! As of this writing, Serena can mathematically surpass Steffi and go to 3rd on the all-time list in 2015 with 12 more slam wins!

All Time (Singles) SLAM Leaders:
1. Margaret Court- 24
2. Steffi Graf- 22
3. Serena Williams- 19
-Hellen Wells Moody- 19
5. Chris Evert- 18
-- Navratilova- 18
7. Billie Jean King- 12
8. Monica Seles- 9
-- Mareen Connolly- 9

All time Total Slams leader (singles, doubles, mixed):
1. Margaret Court (AUS) 62
2. Martina Navrátilová (USA) 59
3. Billie Jean King (USA) 39
4. Margaret Osborne duPont (USA) 37
5. Louise Brough Clapp (USA) 35
=. Doris Hart (USA) 35
7. **Serena Williams (USA) 34
8. Helen Wills Moody (USA) 31
9. Elizabeth Ryan (USA) 30
10.Steffi Graf (GER) 23
11. Pam Shriver (USA) 22
= . Venus Williams (USA) 22
13. Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)[1] 21
= Chris Evert (USA) 21
**With her 2013 US Open win she moved into 7th place, alone and pulled ahead of Helen Wells Moody!

Serena's success at defending her titles:
Serena has now defended Grand Slam titles FIVE times – 2002/2003 Wimbledon, 2009/2010 Australian Open, 2009/2010 Wimbledon, 2012/2013 US OPEN, 2013/2014 US Open
Other Tour Tournaments Serena has successfully defenderd:
Los Angeles 1999-2000
Miami 2002-2004
Miami 2008-2009
Miami 2013-2014
AO 2009-2010
Stanford 2011-2012
Charleston 2012-2013
Madrid 2012-2013
Brisbane 2013-2014
Rome 2013-2014
Year End Championship 2014-2015

All time (singles) Slam FINALS leaders:
Serena is only the fourth female in the Open era to have competed in at least 20 Grand Slam finals. The other three are Navratilova, Evert and Graf.
1 Chris Evert 34 finals 1973–1988 (15 year span)
2 Martina Navrátilová 32 finals 1975–1994 (20 year span)
3 Steffi Graf 31 finals 1986–1999 (14 year span)
4. **Serena Williams 23 finals 1999–2015 (17 years span)[
5 Evonne Goolagong 18 finals 1971–1980 (10 year span)

**16/22 Finals Won is the highest winning percentage of Slam winners (for those who have won at least 10 slams) =83%
**Serena is 11-1 in her last 12 slam finals!
**Serena is the first player in the Open Era to win SIX Grand Slam titles as a 30-something Year-old (2012 Wimbledon, 2012 US Open, 2013 French Open, 2013 US Open, 2014 US Open, Australian Open 2015); Court and Navratilova have three.
**Serena is now 19-4 in Grand Slam finals, the only losses coming at the 2001 US Open (to Venus), 2004 Wimbledon (to Sharapova), 2008 Wimbledon (to Venus) and 2011 US Open (to Stosur)
With her 2015 win at the Australian Open she moves up from 81 to 83%. She still trails Court (11-1 at 97%)

Serena has won two or more majors in a single season SIX times and now enters into a tie with Navratilova and trails Court (who had seven, but only three in the Open Era)
Court 7 (62, 63, 64, 65, 69, 70, 73)
S. Williams 6 (02, 03, 09, 10, 12,13)
Navratilova 6 (82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87)
Evert 5 (74, 75, 76, 80, 82)
Graf 5 (88, 89, 93, 95, 96)

2013 Season- One of her all-time Best Seasons!
(As of July 22, 2013)
67-4 (94.36%)
Calendar titles 9
Tour Finals 10
QF: Australian, WON: French Open WON: US Open
Season record 7-2
QF: Australian
SF: US Open
Serena is just the second woman to win the Emirates Airline US Open Series and then go on to win the US Open (Clijsters in 2005); the Emirates Airline US Open Series began back in 2004!
Prize money earned (last update after US Open win) $9,077,322

Her career W/L Record
Career record: 700–120 (.853)
Serena's overall W/L record is 85%, is 4th behind the big 3 (June 29, 2013)
1 EVERT - 89.29
2 GRAF - 89.39
3 NAV - 87.73
4. SERENA- 85% (on April 8th (2012), it was 83%- Nice jump!!)

"On Centre Court (at Wimbledon), what better place to win my 600th match?" -said S.Williams, who became the 15th player in WTA history to reach the milestone.

Here's a look back at all the milestone wins of Williams' illustrious career:
Match Win No.1: 1997 Los Angeles qualifying (d. Amanda Basica, 6-1 6-4)
Match Win No.100: 2000 Los Angeles first round (d. Ruxandra Dragomir Ilie, 6-0 6-1)
Match Win No.200: 2002 Tokyo [Princess Cup] second round (d. Patricia Wartusch, 6-0 6-2)
Match Win No.300: 2005 Miami fourth round (d. Elena Likhovtseva, 6-4 1-6 6-4)
Match Win No.400: 2009 Sydney first round (d. Sam Stosur, 6-3 6-7(4) 7-5 - saved 4mp)
Match Win No.500: 2012 Australian Open second round (d. Barbora Strycova, 6-0 6-4)
Match Win No.600: 2013 Wimbledon third round (d. Kimiko Date-Krumm, 6-2 6-0)
Match Win No.700: 2015 Miami quarterfinals (d. Sabine Lisicki, 7-6(4) 1-6 6-3)
** Bonus Stat: Venus Williams is currently next in line to reach 700 - she's at 688 right now.

1. Navratilova 167
2. Evert 154
3. Graf 107
4. Court 92
5. Cawley 68
6. King 67
7. **S. Williams 65 getting closer to overtaking King!!
8. Wade 55
-- Davenport 55
9. Seles 53
**Williams wins the 65th title of her career (2015 Oz); 20 more than any other active player and the 7th most in the history of the sport! If healthy she will likely move up to 5th all time later this year!
(As of March 31st, 2015)
She's 65-17 in finals.
Almost 10% of her career matches have been finals
9 titles in 2013 is her personal best for a season (passing her previous record of 8 set in 2002)

Serena Williams has earned more money competing in sports than any other woman!!
-In the 2013 season Serena shattered all records for career earnings, even making more than than the men in the ATP (for a single season). Serena made $12,385,572!!!

-Serena's $4-million payout is the biggest prize money payout in tennis history. Previously Serena shared the record for biggest single payout w/Rafael Nadal but she now owns the record by herself now
-Serena passes $60 million in career prize money earnings now- with a career total of $ 60,881,179 (Sharapova and Venus are second on the all-time list w/just half of Serena’s earnings… 30 million)
In 2013 Serena Williams passed Pete Sampras as the top American prize money winner of all-time!:
2. Pete Sampras: $43,280,489
3. Andre Agassi: $31,152,975
4. Venus Williams: $30,122,776
5. Lindsay Davenport: $22,166,338

Serena's STREAKS & Impressive Runs!
-From Toronto 2001 to Charleston 2003, she was 87-6
-From Scottsdale 2002 to Charleston 2003, she was 76-5
18 match streak from Stanford 2011 - USO 2011
17 match streak from Charleston 2012 - RG 2012
19 match streak from Wimbledon 2012 - Cincy 2012
20 match streak from USO 2012 - AO 2012
34 match streak from Miami 2013 – Wimbledon 2013 (this is her longest streak of her career!!!
18 match win streak as of this update (march 31st, 2015)

OFF TO A GREAT START: Here are Serena's very best starts to a season. (First 25 matches played):
2003- 24 wins and 1 lost (finished the year #3 and won 2 slams; Wimby and Oz)
2008- 23 wins and 2 loses (finished the year #2 and won 2 slams Wimby and the US)
**2011- 22 wins and 3 loses (finished the year #12 zero slams won)
2012- 23 wins and 2 loses (finished the year #2 won 2 slams and Olympic Gold; Wimby and US)
2015- 18 wins 0 losses (Australian Open....)
2013: 23wins 2 loses...
**started season in June

Serena's H2H vs. #1's
-139-55 vs. Players who have been ranked #1 (as of March 31st, 2015)
-Has an 80% or better W/L record against 7 players who have been ranked #1 (those players: Seles, Mauresmo, Wozniacki, Azarenka, Safina, Sharapova, and Ivanovic have won 18 majors)

Serena's career Win/Loss ratio against Top 20, Top 10 and Top 5 players.
Top 20 W/L: 246-79
Top 10 W/L: 152-63
Top 5 W/L: 96-32

Miscellaneous H2H Notes:
-80% or better W/L vs. 14 players who have been ranked in the Top 3
-#1s + Kvitova, Martinez, Myskina, Novotna, Radwanksa, Coetzer (undefeated against all of them) and Pierce.

WTA WEEKS RANKED AT NO. 1 (thru March 31st, 2015)
1. Graff 377
2. Navratilova 332
3. Evert 260
4. S. Williams 205*
5. Hingis 209
6. Seles 178
7. Henin 117
8. Davenport 98
9. Wozniacki 67
10. Azarenka 45
* 82nd consecutive weeks
-By winning the French Open as the number one seed in 2013, Serena has now won all the slams as #1 seed (USO: '02,13,14, AO: '03,'10, Wimbledon: '03, '10, French: '13).

All Time Slam Doubles Leadsers (same gender):
1. Louise Brough Clapp (USA) / Margaret Osborne duPont (USA) 20
– Martina Navrátilová (USA) / Pam Shriver (USA) 20
3. Natasha Zvereva (BLR) / Gigi Fernández (USA) 14
- - Mike Bryan (USA) / Bob Bryan (USA) 13
5. Serena Williams (USA) / Venus Williams (USA) 13

2002- when Serena first became number one:
*14 of the top 20 players in the year-end rankings when Serena ended her first season at number one have RETIRED
* Federer had not yet one a single major
* Twitter didn't exist
* Azarenka was 12 years old
* Alexandra Stevenson was a top 20 player

Miscellaneous Notes:
-Serena has just won her 63rd career singles title, and more importantly her 18th Slam she is now one away from being tied w/Helen Wills Moody and moving into 3rd all time and 2nd all time in the open era!
With her 50th title won (2013) it meant that she has won four titles in a single season for the sixth time, surpassing Seles and Henin.
-Serena is closing in on 700 career match wins, very rare company!
-Serena also holds the record for the widest gap in holding No. 1; from the very first time she was ranked number one up until her return back to number one in 2013. Chris (1975-1985), Steffi (1987-1997). And now Serena (2002-2014 and counting).
-At the age of 31 Serena passed Chris Evert to become the oldest number ranked player of all time!

Which amazing feat will be the next added to her growing list of accomplishment??- What's next??
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Re: 11 Slams and Counting- what's next for Serena?

What I actually want is for her to win some smaller tour events now! Come on Serena, 34 titles does not represent your brilliance :lol:

17,762 Posts
Re: 11 Slams and Counting- what's next for Serena?

what's next? sainthood. :angel:

but gosh if she wins the US Open....then i will REALLY cry about Rolland Garros.

I would love to see her get another French Open title. then she would have at least two of everthing.

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Re: 11 Slams and Counting- what's next for Serena?

I hope she stays healthy and focused. that's the most important thing.

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Re: 11 Slams and Counting- what's next for Serena?

RG she wants it badly since she's only won it once.

She'll get it next year too.

Go Ree!!!!


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Re: 11 Slams and Counting- what's next for Serena?

What I actually want is for her to win some smaller tour events now! Come on Serena, 34 titles does not represent your brilliance :lol:
I totally agree. I LOVE her winning the Slams but winning some more tour titles would be nice as well. :)

08' was a nice year with her winning Bangalore and Charleston outside of the usual Miami title and GS (US Open).

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Re: 11 Slams and Counting- what's next for Serena?

What I actually want is for her to win some smaller tour events now! Come on Serena, 34 titles does not represent your brilliance :lol:
I know right :lol: Serena needs to get on this.

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Re: 11 Slams and Counting- what's next for Serena?

i guess i'm going to have to be a little more creative with my promises to God for that Rolland garros thing to happen. the sunday mass thing might not cut it. :haha:

but i definitely give thanks for this one. :angel:

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Re: 11 Slams and Counting- what's next for Serena?

World domination. Lol

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Re: 11 Slams and Counting- what's next for Serena?

i want her to overttake sour puss NAV.
:lol: Me too, I really want her to get that many or more slam, but overtaking Billie is the next step. 2 more and she's there. Hopefully RG is one.

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Re: 11 Slams and Counting- what's next for Serena?

Now Serena has 22 major titles :eek:


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Re: 11 Slams and Counting- what's next for Serena?

Now Serena has 22 major titles :eek:

yep, now I gotta update it! She's now tied with Pam Shriver and moves ahead of Evert and Lenglen

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Re: 11 Slams and Counting- what's next for Serena?

24 - Margaret Smith Court
22 - Steffi Graf
19 - Helen Wills Moody
18 - Chris Evert
18 - Martina Navratilova
12 - Billie Jean King
11 - Serena Williams

Isn't it something? Serena is in the league of these great champions. And the fact is, Serena's not done :worship:

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Re: 11 Slams and Counting- what's next for Serena?

I think she can pass CE and MN.

And if she wins the AO again, she'll have the most titles in the Open Era :hearts:

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Re: 11 Slams and Counting- what's next for Serena?

Another RG would be really nice.

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Re: 11 Slams and Counting- what's next for Serena?

It's hard to be a fan of both sisters, like you don't wanna pick a slam for both of them. Serena has a shot at beating Billie Jean King record and that would be great. Next year at the Australian Open I think would be the hardest GrandSlam for me to watch. I want Venus to win her first Australian but I also want Serena to make history in Australia by winning 5 majors down there... Gosh!!! :(
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