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Women’s day special: A tribute to Serena Williams for giving so much to the sport

On this Women’s day, we look back at the career of Serena Williams and her contribution to the sport.

Last updated: 08.03.2019
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On this special occasion of women's day, let's look back at the legendary career of Serena


It has been forty-five years since Billie Jean King, a former world no. 1 from America entrenched the WTA. Her aim was to end the gender-based discrepancy in the sport. She empowered the women's tennis on equal stage as that of men, predominantly the prize money. US Open is the first tournament to help Jean achieve her motive as the tournament started giving equal paychecks to both men and women champions at 1973 edition.


While others continue to follow the old tradition. Since Jean left, there had been no stopping on the disparity between men and women. Rarely anyone raised the question over this inequality.

But King's fellow compatriot, the Williams sister took on the agenda of equality of men and women in tennis. The lone warrior's hard work paid off when the All England Club which organizes the Wimbledon decided to pay equal checks to men and women in 2007.

Serena Williams has ensured that her existence in the world of tennis is not just a mere involvement. She has given so much to the sport and has taken women's tennis to another inordinate level. Williams has not only promoted the sport but also inspired many women to play the sport and follow their dreams. She has been ruling the sport undisputedly from the past 20 years.


Indubitably Queen of Tennis

The American has conquered 23 grand slams up to now and will assuredly try to win more until her career ends. She comes second in the all-time grand slam record after Margaret Court has won 24 slams. The numbers of titles won and records made by Serena are mind-boggling.

Williams also holds the most number of grand slam titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles amidst the active players. She is only the second player in the open era to win 39 major titles. The American was ranked no.1 in singles on eight various instances. She has been at the no. 1 spot for 319 weeks, third highest in the open era. She has also won a Gold medal at 2012 London  Olympics.

Serena has been victorious in all four grand slam titles simultaneously for two times in her career 2002-03 and 2014-15. She has also won a major on each surface in one season. The 37-year-old has an all-time record of 13 hard court major titles. Williams records are just breathtaking and electrifying. The American has not only ruled the singles but along with her elder sister, she has conquered it all in the doubles side. The two have won 14 majors. The pair of Venus and Serena are unbeaten in major finals. They have brought three Olympic gold medals for their country in 2000, 2008, and 2012.


Serena has been an inspiration for millions and would hope to continue inspiring people until the end of her career. She has been an indispensable player for the sport. Her name is all over the record books and history books of tennis. Tennis fans and pundits would surely hope her to win more majors in her career and complete her long-lasting career with a blast.


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