#WorldFamousWoman: Serena Williams wins 20th Grand Slam Title: Timeline details how she became No. 1

MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 4 : Serena Williams in action at the 2015 Mutua Madrid Open WTA Premier Mandatory tennis tournament (Photo credit: Jimmie48 Photography / Shutterstock.com)
MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 4 : Serena Williams in action at the 2015 Mutua Madrid Open WTA Premier Mandatory tennis tournament (Photo credit: Jimmie48 Photography / Shutterstock.com)

On Saturday, June 6, 2015, Serena Williams, 33, took home her 20th Grand Slam Title at the French Open in Paris. Since winning the U.S. Open in 2014, Williams has won the Australian Open and the French Open this year. She can’t take a break just yet. There’s Wimbledon and the U.S. Open to win this year. The win today places her third on the list of Singles Titles, following Margaret Court, who has 24, and Steffi Graf, who has 22.

Here, we take a look at the Serena Williams Grand Slam Titles timeline.

Grand Slam Titles Timeline

  1. 1999: At age 17, Williams won her first major title at the U.S. Open. It was the first overall for the family.
  2. 2002: Williams wins her second grand slam title at the French Open.
  3. 2002: Serena defeats her sister, Venus Williams, who was a two-time defending champion at Wimbledon.
  4. 2002: Serena defeats her sister, Venus, again, who was the two-time defending champion at the U.S. Open. Ranked Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) world number 1 for the first time in her career, at age 20.
  5. 2003: Her braids were on Fleek! Serena beats sister Venus, again, at the Australian Open.
  6. 2003: Again, Serena defeats Venus at Wimbledon.
  7. 2005: Williams wins her second Australian Open title, this time beating Lindsay Davenport.
  8. 2007: An unseeded Williams, ranked 81st in the world, beats Maria Sharapova, who at the time was the top seed.
  9. 2008: Williams wins her third U.S. Open.
  10. 2009: Williams wins her 10 national title and fourth Down Under title at the Australian Open.
  11. 2009: Serena beats big sister again at Wimbledon. It was the last time they competed against each other for a Grand Slam Title.
  12. 2010: Williams wins the Australian Open, again.
  13. 2010: Williams wins at Wimbledon, again.
  14. 2012: Williams wins at Wimbledon, again.
  15. 2012: Williams wins the U.S. Open, again. Her career earnings were at a whopping $40million.
  16. 2013: Williams wins at the French Open. During this year, becomes the oldest female tennis player to be ranked number 1 since computer rankings began in 1975. This is the sixth time in her career to be ranked number one.
  17. 2014: 15 years after winning her first Grand Slam Title, Williams wins the U.S. Open.
  18. 2015: Williams wins the Australian Open.
  19. 2015: Williams wins the French Open.
  20. 2015: Williams wins the French Open. She’s only two titles away from tying with Steffi Graf.

 

Culled/Credit: http://www.rollingout.com

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