Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player who’s now rated No. 1 in women’s singles tennis. The Women’s Tennis Association has rated her World No. 1 in singles on six different occasions. Williams is also widely seen to be among the best female tennis players ever. She’s the sole female player to have won over $50 million in prize money. Williams is the reigning French Open, US Open, WTA Tour Championships and Olympic women singles champ.
Williams holds the most Major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles united amongst active players, male or female. Her record of 32 Major titles places her seventh on the all time list: 17 in singles, 13 in women’s doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles. She’s the latest player, male or female, to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles concurrently (’02–’03) and just the fifth woman ever to do this. Serena Williams can also be a four-time victor of the WTA Tour Championships. Williams is just one of five tennis players all time to win a multiple slam place in two areas, duplicate Margaret Court, Roy Emerson, Martina Navratilova and Frank Sedgman. The entrance of Venus and Serena Williams continues to be credited with launching a new age of power and athleticism in women’s tennis.