Serena Williams is the best female tennis player of all time. The New Yorker even dubbed her as “the greatest American athlete of all time.” Currently ranked #1 by the Women’s Tennis Association for Women’s Singles, Williams is no stranger to the the top spot. This is the sixth time that she has been ranked at the number one spot for Women’s Singles since 2002, as she currently holds all four grand slam titles (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open). This feat of winning all four titles in a row has been coined the “Serena Slam,” which Williams also earned in the 2002/2003 season. This differs from the “Calender-Year Grand Slam” in which all four titles are won in the same year. The last time this was achieved was in 1988 by Steffi Graf and has been done a total of three times in the past.
Now, Serena has a shot to join those ranks beginning August 31 at the U.S. Open! And winning this upcoming U.S. Open would give Williams her 22nd Women Singles Grand Slam title, which would bump her up to number two all time most Grand Slam Single titles.
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CELEBRITY HEALTH: Serena Williams: Greatness Often Ignored was originally published on praisecleveland.com