Serena Williams Achieves Another “Serena Slam”


Serena Williams is a top-notch athlete of our time and will be remembered in the history books to inspire many young athletes in the future.

Tinaye Gibbons, Staff Writer

What exactly is a “Serena Slam”? A Serena Slam is a term coined to Serena Williams for holding all four tennis Grand Slams. On July 11th, she won the Wimbledon ladies singles, defeating Garbine Muguruza and winning her 21st grand slam. She was holding the Australian Open, French Open, and U.S. Open championships at the same time. The first time she held all four was in 2002-2003, and Serena has become the 5th woman to hold the title. She is the oldest woman, at 33 years old, to have won a Grand Slam title in the Open Era. Serena Williams is currently ranked no. 1 in Woman’s Singles tennis and is considered to be the dominating figure in sports.


She started playing tennis when she was three years old and immediately went through rigorous training. She went into pro tennis in 1995. In 1999, she won her first championship at the U.S. Open, becoming the second African American woman to ever win at grand slam singles tournament. By 2002, she was ranked no. 1 in woman’s singles for the first time, having won the French Open, the U.S. Open, and Wimbledon. Her sister Venus Williams also holds wins as Venus and Serena recently held all four Grand Slam women’s double titles from 2009 to 2010. During the 2012 Olympics, she competed, along with her sister, and won three Olympic gold medals in singles and one gold in doubles with Venus.


Serena Williams is considered the No. 1 tennis player in the world although she is the 2nd highest paid female athlete of 2015. Serena has had a few losses on the court, some during the time she underwent knee surgery, when she had to stay off the tennis court for a few months, and other times when she was just not on her game. However, when Serena starts falling behind, she makes a big comeback and defeats her opponent with surprise.