By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer
Serena Williams. Ever heard of her? If not, you should know that she’s the number one highest ranked woman in tennis women’s singles. She first won the title on July 8, 2002, and earned it a sixth time most recently on February 8, 2013.
She’s got enough trophies and titles to make anyone blush and also has an awesome sister named Venus Williams who she buddies up with to win tournaments together. The two sisters have won 13 Grand Slam doubles titles and are undefeated in Grand Slam finals. As for Serena herself, she’s won 15 Grand Slams in singles competitive play.
She has also won four Olympic gold medals. You know, in case the huge list of other accomplishments wasn’t impressive enough. Oh, almost forgot one! Most critics consider her tennis serve the greatest serve in the history of women’s tennis.
Most recently, she won her fourth title in a row, beating Victoria Azarenka in the Italian Open women’s final.
She will enter the French Open next Sunday, on a 24-match winning streak that is the best ever in her career. She says, “I moved better than I did all week… hopefully I can stay like this. I feel really good.”
Serena so completely dominated this past Sunday, that Azarenka slammed her racket on the court in anger, twice. Talk about destroying the competition! Azarenka was a good sport at the end of the match, though, when she said, “She definitely showed incredible tennis today.”
Serena was also kind enough to say, “It wasn’t really easy out there… I just came up with the good shots at the right times.” Talk about being humble.