Serena Williams has done it all in tennis, but there’s so much more to come from her. As she enters her 40s, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Here are some of the most interesting stories to come out of what she’s achieved and what she’s still to achieve.
When Williams reached the final of the Australian Open in 2009, she became the first woman to win a Grand Slam in seven years. She then went on to win five of the six majors that followed to become the greatest woman in history.
In fact, she became the first woman to win all six Grand Slam titles since Steffi Graf back in 2004. She has also won at least one Slam a year for the past 12 seasons. Along the way, she has won over 50 Grand Slam titles.
She’s still ranked number one in the world at 46 years old. She’s also still competing at a very high level. She’s won her third Australian Open title at a Grand Slam tournament (the last was in 2009) in only her second appearance at the Grand Slam event, and she’s also won five titles at all Slam events throughout 2012 (including the Australian Open).
It all might be coming to an end, however, because of the hip injury she suffered last month, which has forced her to give up playing and even going to the gym. However, she’s being assured it will be a long time before she’s completely on her feet until she’s fully able to return to playing.
Although the injury is very troubling, she’s being assured that it will take her time to recover and return to playing the way that she has in recent years.
I’ve heard that she hopes that she’ll be able to return to playing tennis sometime between the summer of 2013 and the summer after her 40th birthday. If that’s the case, it means she’ll still have at least two or three more years to accomplish things, especially considering that she’s a former world No. 1.
When Williams was a young girl, she was always one of the most popular athletes on the court