At 37 years of age and with 23 Grand Slams to her name, there is very little Serena Williams hasn’t achieved in tennis. But with her drive and passion, she is still fighting it out on the courts, winning her last Major while pregnant with her daughter and returning to the sport less than a year after giving birth and needing a life-saving surgery.
On Thursday, the American made her second straight final at Wimbledon, to be once again just a match away from equaling Margaret Court’s Grand Slam title record of 24.
But the more remarkable fact is this – this is the 13th consecutive year that Serena Williams has made a Grand Slam final. From 2007 to 2019, the 37-year-old has reached the summit clash at on of the four Majors, including her injury and pregnancy breaks. How is that for longevity?
Last year, she had reached the finals a couple of months after returning from a maternity break, but was unable to cross the line. She had reached the final of the US Open as well, but could not win the 24th Major in a controversial final where she had an altercation with the umpire.
Williams may have missed the chance to equal Australian Court’s record on two occasions since returning after giving birth, but her presence in the final here comes after a rough year with injury and early losses.
She will face Romanian seventh seed Simona Halep in the final after dropping just three games against her 33-year-old semi-final opponent Barbora Strycova in a 6-1, 6-2 victory.
Here’s a look at the big numbers from her remarkable Grand Slam record.
Serena Williams at Grand Slam
|Year||Australian Open||French Open||Wimbledon||US Open|
|2019||QF||R32||FINAL (as of now)||-|
|2015|| WINNER|| WINNER|| WINNER||SF|
|2010|| WINNER||QF|| WINNER||-|
|2009|| WINNER||QF|| WINNER||SF|