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A Look into Serena Williams’ Most Iconic Career Moments

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Doubtless, Serena Williams’ amazing career will live in our hearts and in history books for decades to come. We admire her talent as much as we admire what she has done for the female athlete. In honor of her becoming a mother, we have compiled some of her most iconic tennis moments.

First victory: Back in 1999, 17-year old Serena Williams won her first major, beating tennis legend Steffi Graf in the final at Indian Wells.

Winning her first Grand Slam title: The same year that brought her the earliest victory was extremely successful for the tennis champ. She won her very first Grand Slam title on the 11th of September 1999, beating renowned Martina Hingis in the final of the US Open. This was also the moment when Serena became the first African-American woman to win the US Open since the 1950s.  

Sibling rivalry can be fun!: In 2003, Serena beat her older sister Venus in the Australian Open final. This completed the famous “Serena Slam” which marks her holding all four major trophies simultaneously. Often nicknamed the “Sister Slam”, the feat acknowledges Serena beating Venus in the final in each and every of those majors. In 2009, in the Wimbledon final, Serena beats Venus again and claims her 11th Grand Slam title. However, they have never let this interfere with their sisterhood and friendship. 

Winning her fifth Wimbledon singles title: On the 14th of July 2012, the tennis idol won the fifth Wimbledon singles title of her career. And guess what? Later that day, she won the 13th major doubles title together with her sister.

Completing the Golden Slam: In 2012, Serena defeated Maria Sharapova for Olympic gold. She won the women’s singles gold medal at the London Olympics and completed the mighty Golden Slam.

Yet another No. 1 record: In 2013, when she was 31, the goddess became the oldest female tennis player in the world to be ranked number one.

Grand Slam and French Open: Serena conquers again, winning her 16th Grand Slam singles title and second French Open in 2013, beating Maria Sharapova.

19th major title: In 2015, she won over Sharapova in the Australian Open final and got her well-deserved 19th major title. Moreover, this was her 16th straight victory against the Russian athlete.

Seventh Wimbledon title: in 2016, Williams beat Angelique Kerber, winning her seventh Wimbledon title.

Making history again: Whilst being in the early pregnancy stages, Serena won her 23rd Grand Slam in 2017. Just amazing!

As she takes motherhood, yet another challenge in her life, we wish Serena a victorious journey!