See how Serena Williams became one of the all-time greats on the US Open tennis court – and now she’s just one shot away from the record for most singles championship titles.
One of the oldest tennis tournaments – in terms of ages, of any women in the history of tennis has – is the U.S. Open, and of course that means that it has some of the finest players in the world to start with.
Not only do they play the U.S. Open, they host it, and each year around March 30, they host the US Open, which is one of the most prestigious tournaments on the tennis circuit.
But while the US Open has always been an important fixture on any tennis fan’s calendar, this year’s event has been one to remember because of the remarkable career of Serena Williams.
She is only one win away from the record title for most singles title wins in the U.S. Open.
Serena Williams, who holds the World No 1 ranking, has won 21 Grand Slam singles titles, making her the only woman, male or female, to have won Wimbledon, U.S. Open, Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open grand slam titles in the same calendar year.
At one point, she became the first woman to win three Grand Slam titles in a calendar year, which made her the oldest woman at 35 years and four months old when she made her debut at the 2003 US Open.
Now, she is the second woman in the history of tennis to have won 20 or more Grand Slam singles titles, and along the way, she has come close to eclipsing the all-time record for most singles title wins in the U.S. Open when she reached the final of the 2016 US Open.
Here is her incredible story.
Serena Williams: A Journey of Discovery
Serena Williams began her career by competing in exhibition matches for the Connecticut Rowing Club, one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the United States