Serena Williams won her 20th grand slam at the French open last year and is widely regarded as the best female tennis player of her generation. Over the years she faced a lot of opponents in her path of possibly becoming the greatest women’s tennis player of all time. Some were easy others made her sweat for victory. We present 10 of her toughest opponents.
Serena has played Martina Hingis on 13 occasions with Serena narrowly edging Martina with 7-6. The pair first faced each other in 1998 at Miami with Hingis winning this one by 6-3, 1-6, 7-6. Their first grand slam face off was in 1999 at the US open where Williams was the winner in straight sets of 6-3, 7-6. Serena holds the edge in grand slam face offs with 2-1.