A lot of people say that Serena Williams is the GOAT of women’s tennis. Her rise has been so amazing that it could be the subject of a hundred films. Serena’s bold style of play wowed millions of people around the world over the course of her more than 20-year career. This month, at the US Open, the 40-year-old said goodbye to tennis.
The wonderful things Serena and her sister Venus did for young women of colour will be their lasting memory. Several tennis stars, including former US Open winner Sloane Stephens and French Open finalist Coco Gauff, have been influenced by Serena’s play. On Serena’s 41st birthday, let’s look at her amazing records and accomplishments.
Most Grand Slams in the Open Era
Because she has won 23 Grand Slams, Serena has more than any other player in the Open Era, male or female. Tennis player Margaret Court is the only one with more Major wins than Serena, with 24.
Serena Williams is the oldest Grand Slam winner ever. For more than 20 years, she has been playing on some of the biggest stages in the world. Many experts have been amazed by Serena’s life and her drive to be the best. For the record, she is the oldest woman to ever win a Grand Slam title. Serena made history when she won the Australian Open in 2017. She did it when she was 35 years, 4 months, and 2 days old.