"An Athlete, an Icon, Serena Williams embodies style, power, beauty and courage"
She won 23 Grand Slams, out of which 11 singles titles, 2 mixed doubles and 10 in women's double
The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions
She became the world No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and achieved this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013
On the latter occasion, she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf for the most consecutive weeks as world No. 1 by a female tennis player
In total, she has been world No. 1 for 309 weeks, which ranks her 3rd in the Open Era among female tennis players
Williams is regarded by some commentators, players and sports writers as the greatest female tennis player of all time
Williams holds the most major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles combined amongst active players, male or female
Her record of 38 major titles puts her fourth on the all-time list and second in the open era: 22 in singles, 14 in women's doubles, and two in mixed doubles
She is the most recent female player to have held all four major singles titles simultaneously (2002–03 and 2014–15) and the third player, male or female, to achieve this record twice after Rod Laver and Steffi Graf
She is also the most recent player, together with her sister Venus Williams, to have held all four Grand Slam women's doubles titles simultaneously (2009–10)
Her total of 22 Grand Slam singles titles marks the joint record for the most Major wins by a tennis player (male or female) in the Open Era, and is tied for second on the all-time list behind Margaret Court (24), She is the only tennis player – female or male – to have won singles titles at least six times in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments
She is also the only tennis player to have won 10 Grand Slam singles titles in two separate decades
She has won an all-time record of 12 Grand Slam singles titles on hardcourt
Williams holds the Open Era record for most titles won at the Australian Open (6) and shares the Open Era record for most titles won at the US Open with Chris Evert (6)
She also holds an all-time record for the most singles matches won at the Grand Slams with 309 matches (through 2016 US Open quarter-finals)
She has won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles with her sister Venus, and the pair are unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles finals
As a team, she and Venus have the second most women's doubles grand slam titles, only behind the 20 titles won by Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver
Williams is also a five-time winner of the WTA Tour Championships in the singles division
Serena has also won four Olympic gold medals, one in women's singles and three in women's doubles—an all-time record shared with her sister, Venus
The arrival of the Williams sisters has been credited with ushering in a new era of power on the women's professional tennis tour
Williams was the highest paid female athlete in 2016, earning $28.9 million in prize money and endorsements
In December 2015, she was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine
I wanted to get really fit. I wanted to lose some weight. So I've been doing Pilates and yoga, trying to lean out my body so I won't be bulky
I've had to learn to fight all my life - got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.
Tennis just a game, family is forever.
Everyone's dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.
I'm not used to crying. It's a little difficult. All my life I've had to fight. It's just another fight I'm going to have to learn how to win, that's all. I'm just going to have to keep smiling.
Tennis is my job, but it's not my life.
Since I don't look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good.
If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.
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