1999: Serena Williams claims the first of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles. Her path to the final featured wins over Kim Clijsters, Conchita Martinez, Monica Seles and defending champion Lindsay Davenport.
In 2002-03, Serena went on to win all four majors at once. This went on to be known as the ‘Serena Slam’.
Serena Williams arrived in Melbourne for the Australian Open ranked 81 in 2007 and with questions remaining over her fitness. However, she silenced her critics by going on to win the title.
Fresh from a fifth Wimbledon title, Serena Williams finally won the elusive women’s singles gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Serena Williams beat her sister Venus without dropping a set at the 2017 Australian Open final. With the win, she went past Steffi Graf’s Open era record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles and returned to being world number 1. She also became the oldest woman to win a major at 35.
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