#sports activities Serena Williams’ six US Open wins as the 23-time Grand Slam champ looks to add another
After 26 years in skilled tennis, Serena Williams has one final match awaiting her.
A ultimate alternative to additional enshrine the Williams identify into the tapestry of tennis in her homeland and round the world.
Unmistakably, Serena goes out on her phrases. The 40-year-old introduced in Vogue that she is going to retire from tennis and immerse herself in a life past the sport.
Williams has develop into an American icon, transcending sports activities thanks to her fixed activism
The evolution, as she places it, will see Serena disappear from the courts she has so typically dominated, to concentrate on household.
Her final main singles match was in 2017, at Melbourne’s Australian Open.
Sure, Williams’ retirement has loomed over the sport for a number of years however now that it has arrived, many will not need to say goodbye.
Here Dailymail.com takes a visit down reminiscence lane, wanting again at Serena’s six successes on the hardcourts of Flushing Meadows.
#1 – 1999: Williams def. Martina Hingis 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Williams entered the match as the seventh seed regardless of her youthful age.
The 17-year-old didn’t drop a set till the third spherical in opposition to Kim Clijsters, however managed to defeat the Belgian in a 3rd set tie-break.
Williams had three set victories all the means thereon to the ultimate, disposing of Monica Seles and reigning champion Lindsay Davenport.
When the huge stage appeared, Serena did not disappoint, defeating No. 1 seed Martina Hingis in straight units for her first Slam.
Serena Williams celebrated her first Grand Slam singles main aged simply 17 years outdated in 1999
#2 – 2002: Williams def. Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3
The Williams sisters went into the 12 months’s ultimate Grand Slam as the first and second seeds.
Serena was ranked the greater of the two and confirmed it in the ultimate, defeating Venus in straight units.
In reality, the youthful Williams didn’t drop a set for the entirety of the match as she steamrolled to her fourth Slam and second US Open crown.
The victory was the third straight Major wherein Serena had defeated Venus.
Williams stormed by way of the 2002 version, ultimately beating her sister Venus in the ultimate
#3 – 2008: Williams def. Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 7-5
Serena steamrolled her means to the quarterfinals stage earlier than squeezing previous seventh-seeded sister, Venus, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (9-7).
More than a deserving winner, Williams — as soon as extra — didn’t drop a set all through the match.
In the ultimate, she defeated Serbia’s No. 2 seed, Jelena Jankovic. In doing so, gaining revenge for her quarterfinals loss at that 12 months’s Australian Open.
The triumph landed her the No. 1 rating as soon as extra, relegating Jankovic to world No. 2.
Williams was ecstatic after defeating Serbian world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic in straight units
The American icon’s 39 complete Grand Slam titles
’98 Wimbledon – Mixed
’98 US Open – Mixed
’99 French Open – Doubles
’99 US Open – Singles & Mixed
’00 Wimbledon – Doubles
’01 Australian Open – Doubles
’02 French Open – Singles
’02 Wimbledon – Singles & Doubles
’02 US Open – Singles
’03 Aus Open – Singles & Doubles
’03 Wimbledon – Singles
’05 Aus Open – Singles
’07 Aus Open – Singles
’08 Wimbledon – Doubles
’08 US Open – Singles
’09 Aus Open – Singles & Doubles
’09 Wimbledon – Singles & Doubles
’09 US Open – Doubles
’10 Aus Open – Singles & Doubles
’10 French Open – Doubles
’10 Wimbledon – Singles
’12 Wimbledon – Singles & Doubles
’12 US Open – Singles
’13 French Open – Singles
’13 US Open – Singles
’14 US Open – Singles
’15 Aus Open – Singles
’15 French Open – Singles
’15 Wimbledon – Singles
’16 Wimbledon – Singles & Doubles
’17 Aus Open – Singles
#4 – 2012: Williams def. Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
Williams misplaced in the semi finals to Kim Clijsters consecutively in 2009 and 2010 earlier than falling to Australian Sam Stosur in the ultimate of 2011.
2012 was meant to be for Serena nonetheless. Following the final success at Wimbledon, she adopted it up in Flushing Meadows.
The 30-year-old did not drop a set till halfway by way of the ultimate to world No. 1, Victoria Azarenka.
Azarenka even served for the match throughout the third set however failed to capitalize.
Williams went on to win her fourth US title and fifteenth singles Slam total.
Williams went on to win fourth US title and fifteenth singles Slam total in September 2012
Queen Serena could not conceal her smile after surviving a scare in opposition to Victoria Azarenka in 2012
#5 – 2013: Williams def. Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1
The American and Belarusian confronted off in a repeat of the 2012 ultimate. Thankfully for the house crowd, the end result was equivalent and equally spectacular.
Williams develop into the oldest US Open champion ever, at the age of 31. After frustration with the windy climate and total play, Serena recovered from tossing a racket on her means to Slam No. 17.
The victory took her to two-consecutive US Open titles and over $50million in profession earnings.
2013 win took her to two-consecutive US Open titles and over $50million in profession earnings
Williams hit the high-five after her second consecutive US Open ultimate defeat of Azarenka
#6 – 2014: Williams def. Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3
After a making an attempt 12 months at the different Grand Slam tournaments, which included shedding in the fourth spherical of the Australian Open, second at the French and third at Wimbledon, Williams responded fiercely.
Both on the WTA circuit and naturally, at the US Open. As she had so typically at Flushing Meadows, Serena went by way of the whole match with out dropping a set, by no means dropping greater than three video games in any of them.
Wozniacki had dropped two units en route to the ultimate, and none following her fourth spherical win over fifth seed, Maria Sharapova. Though she was no match for the American who went on to win her third consecutive US Open.
Simultaneously, she equaled Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova’s 18 Grand Slam singles titles and Evert’s six US Open crowns.
Serena continued to share historical past with Evert, turning into the first girl since the former to win three in a row since 1975-78.
Williams accomplished a three-peat of US open titles after defeating Caroline Wozniacki in 2014
The American tennis legend confirmed off her sixth house title from the Empire State Building