Serena Williams who is currently ranked No. 16 in women’s singles tennis is an American professional tennis player born in September 26, 1981. She began playing tennis at the age of four, at nine she and her family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida. Since that time, she has become one of the most influencing public figures in field of tennis. Along with her individual success, Williams teamed with sister Venus Williams to win a series of doubles titles. Her victory at Wimbledon in 2015 made her the oldest Grand Slam singles champion in the Open era. She turned pro on 1995.
33 year old right handed A-list celebrity, Serena has overcome invincible odds to win 21 Grand Slams (singles) till 15th September 2015. Her incredible tennis skills and remarkable win highlighted her to fame; her unique charm and drive could explain her successful endeavors outside the era of tennis like film, television, fashion and philanthropy. Her off-court activity makes her one of the most recognizable names and faces in the world-an icon.
US OPEN Women’s Singles and Serena Williams
Among 17 US Open played, Serena has won 6 championships titles up to this date in women’s singles event. She made it on 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2014. She is the winner of best doubles performance on 1999 and 2009. On overview to US Open, she has played 69 career singles titles where she won 728 career matches and lost 119 career matches.
Women’s Singles – 1999 US Open
This ‘The 1999 US Open – Women’s Singles’ was the women’s singles event of the hundred-and-ninth edition of the US Open. As well the fourth and last Grand Slam of the year which is regarded as most prestigious tournament in the Americas. Serena Williams went on to win in the final defeating defending champion and World No. 1 Martin Hingis. In final she defeat Hingis by 6-3, 7-6 score. She became the first African American woman to win a Grand Slam in the Open Era and this was Williams’s first Grand Slam title.
Women’s Singles – 2002 US Open
In 2002 US Open Serena Williams defeat her own sister Venus Williams in the final. Venus Williams was the defending champion. She wins the match by scoring the final, 6-4, 6-3. This win was her third consecutive Grand Slam title, and second consecutive without losing a set.
Women’s Singles – 2008 US Open
In 2008 Serena Williams defeated Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-5 in the final. Justine Henin was the defending champion but retired from the sport on May, 2008. This was her third US Open title for Serena. With this achievement Serena returned to world No. 1 in the WTA rankings for the first time since 2003.
Women’s Singles – 2012 US Open
Serena Williams won her fourth US Open women’s singles title after defeating Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 in the final. Azarenka had 5-3 lead in the third set but failed to continue. Defending champion Samantha Stosur lost her match to Victoria Azarenka in the quarter finals.
Kim Clijsters, a three-time champion who was on a 22-match winning streak at Flushing Meadows, lost to Laura Robson for the first time in her career at the second round stage, bringing to a close her last professional singles tournament before retirement.
Women’s Singles – 2013 US Open
Defending champion Serena Williams successfully defended her title, defeating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the final for second year in a row by 7-5, 6-7, 6-1. This was her fifth title in this tournament and seventeenth Grand Slam title.
Women’s Singles – 2014 US Open
Two-time defending champion Serena Williams easily defended her title this year too, defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the final, 6-3, 6-3. Serena did not lose more than three games in any set and a single set in the entire tournament. Williams retained the top position after Halep and Kvitova both lost in the third round.
This was the 18th Grand Slam singles title for Serena. And also third US Open championship that she competed in without losing a set.
Serena Williams, number one tennis player in the world and most dominant player for almost on 15 years, failed to win US Open this year. She was the three-time defending champion. Her loss in semifinal match against Italian Player Roberta Vinci was stunning. She lost match by 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Williams missed the opportunity to complete a calendar year Grand Slam by winning the tournament.