The Greatest of All Time
- Grand Slam Tournament Finals: 33 (23–10), Women’s doubles: 14 (14–0), Mixed doubles: 4 (2–2)
- 4 Olympic Medals: 3 Doubles Gold(2000, 2008, and 2012) and 1 Singles Gold (2012)
- 192–34 (85.0%) Doubles Record
- 855–153 (84.8%) Singles Record
She has done it all to dominate her sport and now, Serena Williams is ready to move on to the next phase in her career, retiring from playing this year.
Serena Williams’ Legacy
Without a doubt in mind, Serena Williams will go down as the greatest tennis player to walk the face of the earth. Her dominance in the sport has been unmatched. As stated above, Mrs. Williams will walk away from the tennis court to pursue her next venture after this year. From being undefeated in the Olympics to winning 85% of her matches, both singles, and doubles, there isn’t anything left for her to prove on the court.
Williams’ Impact on the Sport of Tennis
Williams is hailed by many coaches, players, and sportscasters to be one of the best female tennis players of the Open Era. In January 2017, BBC Sports users picked Williams as the greatest female tennis player of the Open Era. BBC presenter and former French Open Champion, Sue Baker, said “Serena is the greatest because this era is so much more competitive than previous eras. The pace she generates – her serve is without question the greatest ever – combined with her movement and her power, she pushes her opponents constantly on the back foot”. Her numerous victories on the court have largely been a positive influence on young girls and boys who see Williams as a role model and an ambassador of tennis. Inspiring the likes of Coco Goff and Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams has left a huge impact on the game.