Serena Williams - Records and Achievements

Records and Achievements

  • These records were attained in Open Era of tennis.
  • Records in bold indicate peer-less achievements.
  • Records in italics are currently active streaks.
Time span Selected Grand Slam tournament records Players matched
1999 US Open —
2012 Olympics
Career Golden Slam in singles Steffi Graf
1999 French Open —
2001 Australian Open
Career Golden Slam in doubles Pam Shriver
Gigi Fernández
Venus Williams
1999 US Open —
2003 Australian Open
Career Grand Slam in singles Margaret Court
Billie Jean King
Chris Evert
Martina Navratilova
Steffi Graf
Maria Sharapova
2002 Wimbledon —
2002 US Open
2 titles without losing a set in the same calendar year Billie Jean King
Martina Navratilova
Steffi Graf
Martina Hingis
Justine Henin
1999 US Open —
2012 Wimbledon
Winner of Grand Slam singles titles in three decades Martina Navratilova
2012 Wimbledon Most aces in a tournament (102) Stands alone
2012 Wimbledon Most aces in a singles match (24) Stands alone
Grand Slam tournaments Time Span Records at each Grand Slam tournament Players matched
Australian Open 2003–2010 5 singles titles overall Stands alone
Australian Open 2007 Unseeded winner of singles title Chris O'Neil (1978)
Time span Other selected records Players matched
2003–2008 2 Hopman Cup titles Dominik Hrbatý
Tommy Robredo
James Blake
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
2002–2008 5 Miami Masters singles titles overall Steffi Graf
1995–2012 $41,797,909 prize money overall Stands alone
  • At the 1998 Lipton International Players Championships in Key Biscayne, she recorded her fifth singles victory over a player ranked in the top 10, which was the fastest (16 matches) that any woman in professional tennis history had done this.
  • At the 2002 French Open, she became the first younger sister to defeat her older sister in a Grand Slam tournament.
  • On June 10, 2002, she and her sister Venus became the first siblings ever to hold the top two women's singles rankings simultaneously.
  • By winning the 2003 Australian Open, she became the first African-American woman to win the singles title at this tournament.
  • On September 8, 2008, she regained the World No. 1 ranking for the first time in 5 years, 1-month. That gap is the biggest in professional tennis history.

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