A 23-time grand slam singles champion – Major Serena Williams titles
Serena Williams has announced her imminent retirement from tennis.
The American’s successes on the biggest stage span nearly 20 years and include at least three titles at each tournament.
Here, we look at the major Serena Williams titles.
US Open 1999
A few weeks before her 18th birthday, Williams put together a stunning run, beating Kim Clijsters, Conchita Martinez, Monica Seles, Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis to win her maiden slam title.
French Open 2002
Having ended the title defence of Jennifer Capriati in the semi-finals, Williams defeated her sister Venus in the final in Paris.
Williams extended her winning streak to 19 matches by lifting the Venus Rosewater Dish for the first time. She did not drop a set, again beating Venus in the final.
US Open 2002
A third slam title in a row brought yet another victory over her sister in a final, Williams losing more than three games in a set just twice in a dominant fortnight.
Australian Open 2003
Williams completed the ‘Serena Slam’ with her first title in Melbourne, the final making it all four trophies secured with victory over Venus.
After her winning slam run was ended by Justine Henin at Roland Garros, Williams gained revenge on the Belgian in the semi-finals at SW19 before beating Venus yet again.
Australian Open 2005
After injury struggles, Williams won her seventh slam title in Melbourne, saving three match points against Maria Sharapova in the semi-finals and then seeing off Davenport.
Australian Open 2007
With her ranking down at 81 and questions about her physical condition and focus, Williams answered her critics in spectacular fashion, losing just three games to Sharapova in the final.
US Open 2008
Williams regained the world number one ranking for the first time since 2003 after beating Jelena Jankovic to win her third US Open.
Australian Open 2009
Williams reached double figures, beating Dinara Safina in a final that lasted less than an hour.
After saving a match point against Elena Dementieva in the semi-finals, Williams defeated defending champion Venus to lift the trophy.
Australian Open 2010
Williams defended her title, coming through a three-set battle against Henin, who had just come out of retirement, in the final.
A dominant tournament from Williams, who did not drop a set, beating Russia’s Vera Zvonareva in the final.
One of Williams’ most dominant periods began with her fifth Wimbledon title, beating Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets in the final.
US Open 2012
After easing her way into the final, Williams survived a close battle with good friend Victoria Azarenka to win her 15th slam title.
French Open 2013
Williams finally won again on the clay of Paris 11 years after her first title. Her final victory over Sharapova extended her winning run to 31 matches.
US Open 2013
In a virtual repeat of the previous year, Williams raced through her matches before getting the better of Azarenka again.
US Open 2014
One of Williams’ most convincing slam campaigns – she did not lose more than three games in any set and defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the final.
Australian Open 2015
Williams made it back-to-back slam titles, Sharapova again coming off second best against her biggest rival in the final.
French Open 2015
Williams struggled with illness and had a number of close battles but still ended up with the trophy, winning the final against Lucie Safarova.
The American held all four trophies for the second time in her career after defeating Garbine Muguruza on Centre Court.
Williams equalled Steffi Graf’s Open era record of 22 slam singles titles, with Angelique Kerber her final opponent.
Australian Open 2017
Williams kept her pregnancy a secret but still won, fittingly with victory over Venus.
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