Serena Williams Player Profile

Serena Williams: Was beaten by fellow American Sloane Stephens last year

Serena Williams: Was beaten by fellow American Sloane Stephens last year

The world No 1 was unstoppable at times last year but has not won the Australian Open for four years.

The American regained top spot in the rankings in 2013 and added two more grand slams - at Roland Garros and Flushing Meadows - to her glittering portfolio.

Only a defeat to compatriot Sloane Stephens in the last eight of the Australian Open prevented her from completing a non-calendar year Grand Slam.

She defeated Maria Sharapova in the final of the French Open but failed to land a sixth title at Wimbledon as her 34-match unbeaten run came to an end against Sabine Lisicki in the fourth round.

She was back to winning ways at the US Open, closing out the year with 18 straight wins, which included victory at the year-end WTA Championships. She extended that winning streak to 22 matches in the run up to the Australian Open.

Williams has a serve which is unrivalled in the women's game and her power from the baseline invariably sees her dominate opponents.

Player Details

  • Nationality: USA
  • Date Of Birth: September 26, 1981
  • Became Pro: 1995
  • Height: 1.75 m
Recent Results
Date Opponent Tournament Round Result Score
01/04/14 J Cepelova WTA Family Circle Cup R2 Lost 6-4, 6-4
29/03/14 N Li WTA Sony Open Tennis F Won 5-7, 1-6
27/03/14 M Sharapova WTA Sony Open Tennis SF Won 4-6, 3-6
25/03/14 A Kerber WTA Sony Open Tennis QF Won 2-6, 2-6
24/03/14 C Vandeweghe WTA Sony Open Tennis R4 Won 3-6, 1-6
22/03/14 C Garcia WTA Sony Open Tennis R3 Won 4-6, 6-4, 4-6
10 Year Grand Slam History
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Australian Open R2QFR4-WWQFWR3W
French Open -WR1-QFQFR3QF--
Wimbledon -R4WR4WWRUQF-R3
US Open -WWRU-SFWQFR4R4

Serena Williams News

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Strong field in Melbourne

Australian Open organisers have unveiled the official entry list for the first major event of the season in January.

Serena Williams: Battled past Jelena Jankovic to reach WTA Championships final

Williams books Li Na date

An emotional Serena Williams beat Jelena Jankovic 6-4 2-6 6-4 to set up a final with Li Na at the WTA Championships.

Serena Williams: Raced past Jelena Jankovic in Beijing

Serena storms to China title

Serena Williams landed her 10th title of the season thanks to a powerful 6-2 6-2 victory over Jelena Jankovic in China.

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