For anyone who doesn't follow tennis closely, it may come as a surprise that Serena Williams doesn't hold the record for most Grand Slam wins. Margaret Court set the record, a controversial Australian player who netted her 24 Grand Slam titles in the 60s and 70s. Before taking a brief break from tennis to give birth to her daughter in September , Williams looked certain to tie — and even break — Court's record. After all, she had won at least one Grand Slam title every year since and was just one shy of Court's 24 titles. After her loss, David Law, co-host of The Tennis Podcast , remarked that it was "probably the first time I've had a question mark in my mind" about Williams getting to 24 Grand Slam wins. Tennis legend John McEnroe speculated that Williams would retire by the end of
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Williams began intensive tennis training at age three. She won her first major championship in and completed the career Grand Slam in Along with her individual success, Serena has teamed with sister Venus Williams to win a series of doubles titles. In , she defeated her big sister at the Australian Open to claim the 23rd Grand Slam singles title of her career. Over the course of her career, Serena Williams has won a record 23 Grand Slam singles titles, beginning in with the U. Open title. Serena and her older sister Venus Williams born were groomed for a tennis career from the age of three years old by their father.
Williams began intensive tennis training at age three. She won her first major championship in and completed the career Grand Slam in Along with her individual success, Serena has teamed with sister Venus Williams to win a series of doubles titles.
In addition, Serena and her sister Venus won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, the second most for a pair in the open era, and three doubles gold medals at the Olympics. Serena Williams was born in Saginaw , Michigan, but was raised in Los Angeles , where she learned tennis from her father on public courts. She turned professional in , when she was 14 years old. Williams learned tennis from her father on the public courts in Los Angeles and turned professional in , one year after her sister Venus. Possessing powerful serves and ground strokes and superb athleticism, the sisters soon attracted much attention.