5 best and most memorable matches of Serena Williams

Let's flashback to the old days and have a glimpse at the 5 best and most memorable matches of Serena Williams

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Serena Williams, the greatest tennis player of the Open Era, has said goodbye to her wonderful career of 27 years. The legendary tennis player announced her retirement after losing to Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round of the US Open 2022. So far Serena has won 39 majors, ie Grand Slam titles. These include 23 singles and 14 women's doubles and 2 mixed doubles. She also has four Olympic medals to her name. Serena made her Grand Slam debut in 1998. In 1999, she became the youngest player to win a Grand Slam by defeating champion Martina Hingis. Have won 6 Grand Slams after the age of 32. Beating sister Venus at the 2016 Australian Open set a record of 22 Grand Slams. To the name of her wonderful career of 27 years, let's flashback to the old days and have a glimpse at the 5 best and most memorable matches of Serena Williams.

Also read: US Open 2022: Serena Williams finally says goodbye to Tennis after losing to Ajla Tomljanović

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5. 2003 Australian Open Final

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Serena Williams defeated her won sister Venus Williams in the final of the Australia Open 2003. She beat her 7–6 (7-4), 3–6, 6–4 to win the women's singles titles. It was her fourth consecutive Grand Slam titles. She also won her previous three matches against Venus in 2002. This means that both have contested four consecutive Grand Slam finals. This year, Serena completed both a non-calendar year Grand Slam and the career Grand Slam. At the same time, It was also Venus' record fourth consecutive runner-up finish at a major, losing every final to Serena. Hence, it is considered one of the most memorable matches of Serena.

4. 2010 Australian Open Final

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In the 2010 Australian Open final, Serena made the Open Era record for the most Australian Open singles titles. It was her fifth Australian Open singles title and twelfth major singles title overall. In the final, she defeated Justine Henin 6–4, 3–6, 6–2 to win the women's singles title. Justine Henin was hoping of crowning her comeback from retirement by winning the Australian Open here. But Williams righted the ship just in time and as Henin's level dropped ever so slightly, she moved in for the kill.

3. 2013 French Open Final

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In the final of the French Open 2013, Serena defeated Maria Sharapova in straight sets by 6-4, 6-4. This is Serena's second French Open title and 16th grand slam. Besides, it was Sharapova's 10th straight loss to Williams. Serena was the oldest woman in the Open Era to win the French Open title. She beat the record of Chris Evert who set the previous mark in 1986. Since 1995, it was the first French Open women's final involving the two top seeds.

2. 2003 Wimbledon Final

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The two sisters were back to play their second consecutive Wimbledon final. Serena successfully defended her title, defeating her sister Venus Williams 4–6, 6–4, 6–2 to win the women's singles tennis title at the 2003 Wimbledon Championships. It was her second Wimbledon singles title and her sixth major singles title overall. The final was also a rematch of the previous year's final.

1. 2007 Australian Open Final

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Serena Williams continued her dominance against the top-seeded Maria Sharapova. She defeated 19-year-old No. 1 seed Sharapova 6–1, 6–2 to become the first unseeded player to win the title since Christine O'Neil in 1978. Williams broke Sharapova's shaky serve four times and never lost her own, serving seven aces and putting 67 percent of her first serves into play. It was Serena's finest Grand Slam final performance of all time.

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