Serena Williams

Serena Williams Rallies Herself to Reach U.S. Open Quarter-finals

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Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player and former world No. 1 in women’s singles tennis.

Serena has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

Serena Williams

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She learned tennis from her father on the public courts in Los Angeles and became a professional in 1995.

Serena Williams Rallies Herself to Reach U.S. Open Quarter-finals

Serena Williams battled through a challenging three-set test against Maria Sakkari to reach the US Open quarter-finals. Her win over Maria Sakkari was her 100th at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the most of any player.

She won in three sets over Maria Sakkari, who had just beaten her two weeks go in an earlier tournament.

Williams, who has been encouraged by the support of thousands of supportive fans here over the years, was her own chorus on Monday as she won Maria Sakkari, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 in the fourth round of the Us.

Serena Williams overcomes Maria Sakkari to reach US Open quarter-finals

“I’m always going to bring that fire and that passion and that Serena to the Court,” said Serena Williams, who has been referring to herself.

She screamed when she lost points and also when she won points. At one crucial moment, she made a loud noise when Sakkari’s first serves landed in the net.

“I don’t feel like I’m super different without a crowd, but I’m super passionate,” Serena said after the match. “This is my job, this is what I wake up to do, and this is what I train to do 365 days of the year.”

However, Williams said in an on-court interview after the match that she felt “less pressure” without thousands of fans there desperate for her to win.

The win was Serena Williams’s 100th career victory in the stadium, which put her into the quarterfinal of the Grand Slam tournament for the 53rd time.

Lists of Awards won by Serena Williams

1998

  • WTA Newcomer of the Year
  • Tennis Magazine/Rolex Rookie of the Year

1999

  • WTA Most Improved Player of the Year
  • Tennis Magazine Player of the Year

2000

  • WTA Doubles Team of the Year (with Venus Williams)
  • Teen Choice Awards – Extraordinary Achievement Award
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.68)
  • Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year for team sports

2001

  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.71)

2002

  • Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year
  • WTA Player of the Year
  • ITF Women’s Singles World Champion
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.72)
  • Gazzetta Dello Sports Sportswoman of the Year
  • United States Sports Academy Female Athlete of the Year

2003

  • 34th NAACP Image Awards President’s Award
  • Best Female Athlete ESPY Award
  • Best Female Tennis Player ESPY Award
  • Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year
  • Avon Foundation Celebrity Role Model Award
  • BET Award for Female Athlete of the Year
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.60)

2004

  • WTA Comeback Player of the Year
  • Family Circle/Prudential Financial Player Who Makes a Difference Award
  • Best Female Tennis Player ESPY Award
  • BET Award for Female Athlete of the Year
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.63)

2005

  • BET Award for Female Athlete of the Year
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.62)
  • Harris Poll Top 10 Favorite Female Sports Star (No.2)
  • Dirty Awards – Best Sports Athlete Female

2006

  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.87)
  • Harris Poll Top 10 Favorite Female Sports Star (No.2)

2007

  • BET Award for Female Athlete of the Year
  • Laureus World Comeback of the Year
  • Harris Poll Top 10 Favorite Female Sports Star (No.1)
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.69)

2008

  • WTA Player of the Year
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.69)
  • Harris Poll Top 10 Favorite Female Sports Star (No.2)

2009

  • Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year
  • SI.com Best Female Athlete of the Decade
  • Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Award
  • BET Award for Female Athlete of the Year
  • Harris Poll Top 10 Favorite Female Sports Star (No.1)

2010

  • Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year
  • TIME The World’s 100 Most Influential People
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.61)
  • BET Award for Female Athlete of the Year
  • Best Female Tennis Player ESPY Award

2011

  • BET Award for Female Athlete of the Year
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.84)
  • TIME 30 Legends of Women’s Tennis
  • Best Female Tennis Player ESPY Award
  • US Open Series Champion

2019

  • Best Female Tennis Player ESPY Award
  • Sports Illustrated Fashionable 50
  • The Independent’s Women of the Decade
  • Tennis Magazine The Women’s Player of the Decade
  • Sky Sports Sportsperson of the Decade
  • Associated Press Female Athlete of the Decade

Note: Not all the awards won by Serena Williams are listed here.

Net Worth

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, Serena Williams’ net worth as of 2020 is estimated $200 million, making her the highest-earning female player of all time. Forbes ranked her No. 33 on its highest-paid athletes’ list earlier in 2020, earned $36 million.

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