Monday, June 6, 2011

Serena Williams



According to NY Times headline, "Serena Williams said she will return and defend Wimbledon title." Serena will attend the AEGON International Tournament in Eastbourne and return to defend her title in Wimbledon. Serena has won Wimbledon four times but severed a foot tendon four days after winning Wimbledon a year ago. Later Williams had surgery for a blood clot in her lung, pulmonary embolism.

Serena won her first Grand Slam tournament in 1999. Rule is In order for Serena Williams and Venus Williams to maintain eligibility in the 2012 Olympics they must play in Fed Cup this year and next year. There are many supporters. Billy Jean King is optimistic about Serena's return after such a sudden illness. She attributes Serena's optimism and guts to her will power to return. Williams has shown her knack for jumping back in the game after time off and setbacks, after winning the Australian Open in 2007.

Formerly world ranked at Number 1 and currently world ranked at 25. Serena was first ranked number one in 2002 and again ranked number one in 2009. Presently she is ranked number 20 in doubles along with her sister Venus Williams. Serena Williams has twelve titles in women's doubles along with her two in mixed doubles. She has 13 in singles with a total of 27 Grand Slam titles putting her ninth on the all time list.

Serena Williams has won more career prize money than any other female athlete.