Serena Williams, ever since she bagged her 22nd Grand Slam title at Wimbledon 2016 has vowed to break Margaret Court’s world record of 24 Grand Slam titles, a feat only the American has achieved in the Open Era. While Martina holds among the most prestigious of records, Serena Williams is no less herself, having racked up next-to-impossible achievements, which it seems, only she can beat.
- Only tennis player to accomplish Golden Career Grand Slam.
She’s remarkably the only player in the history of tennis to accomplish Golden Career Grand Slam in both, doubles and singles. While many legendary players have completed the feat in singles, only the American has done so, along with her sister.
2. She’s the oldest world no.1 player.
After dropping to a rank of 145 in 2010, Serena attempted a successful comeback in 2013, nearly after 3 years to become the world’s oldest no.1 at the age of 31 years and 145 days. She announced her return with a series of titles and Olympics wins.
3. She has the most Grand Slam titles in the Open Era.
After her win over Angelique Kerber, Williams equalled Steffi Graff’s world record of 22 Grand Slam titles, marking her as the most successful womens’ tennis player in the Open Era.