Serena Williams: Look back at 10 of the most memorable moments of the famous tennis player. before retiring from playing career

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Judging from the success she gained from playing tennis alone. Many would consider Serena Williams the greatest tennis player of all time.

The 40-year-old American tennis player is set to retire after this year's US Open. including 23 Grand Slam women's singles titles, 319 weeks in the world's number one position, and 14 other major women's doubles titles.

During the six-time US Open champion prepares to end professional tennis in New York City. Let's take a look back at 10 of her most impressive moments in tennis.

1. US Open year 1999 - Grand Championslamfirst item

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Williams hadn't made it past the fourth round of her six Grand Slam appearances before winning the 1999 US Open.

Williams won the women's singles grand slam at the age of 17, surprising people.

The world number seven didn't just show off his great ability to beat Kim. Clijsters, Conchita Martinez and Monica Celes, but also revealed their heart and determination in their three wins in a row.

She then defeated No. 1 Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis, the world number one, to win the trophy she had always dreamed of winning.

2. Indian Wells 2001 - Overcome racial boosgto overthrow the Clijsters

Venus Williams and Richard Williams hug Serena Williams after the 2001 Indian Wells final.

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Williams has not returned to Indian Wells for 14 years after the 2001 incident, and she said of the incident last year: "Extremely traumatic"

Viewers appeared to be outraged by Venus Williams' withdrawal from injury in the playoffs with her sister. Viewers of the Indian Wells tennis tournament expressed their displeasure with Serena. in the final against Belgium's Kim Clijsters.

It created one of the most awkward atmospheres in tennis history. The Williams brothers and their father Richard were later informed that The spectators were racially harassed against them.

Cheers were heard as 19-year-old Williams and her family arrived on the pitch. And when she crashes in the game The audience cheered with joy. Even after she turned around to win Still haven't received any warm welcome.

That young tennis players fight back to defeat the world's top competitors in such an atmosphere. This is amazing.

Williams has shown her mental strength. Which has become a mark in her tennis career. She ignored the noise and showed great talent.

3. Wimbledon 2002 - Became No. 1 in the world

Serena Williams lifts the Wimbledon trophy in 2002.

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A straight win over Venus at the 2002 Wimbledon Final was her 19th straight win. And put her win-loss record that season was 36-3.

When she started her race, Serena Williams felt that she was probably only known as "Venus's little sister."

But her father, Richard, always predicted that This daughter must become a great tennis player. and the first of Serena's seven victories at Wimbledon. It was the moment when she was able to show off her strength.

Before she defeated Venus Williams in the French Open final, Serena had made a mark. By being able to dispel doubts that she will not be able to defeat her sister.

After winning Wimbledon As a result, Serena, at the age of 20, stepped up to be the world's No. 1 spot instead of Venus. In total, she held the No. 1 position in the world during her 319 weeks of professional tennis, behind only Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova.

4. Australian Open 2003 - Reigning Grand PrixslamGot all 4 items

Serena Williams during her 2003 Australian Open trophy acceptance speech.

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Williams picked up the win after meeting point in the semi-finals. in which she is 5-2 behind Kim Clijsters.

Only six women have ever won all four Grand Slam titles at once. with 21-year-old Williams being one of them. After defeating her sister in the Australian Open final in Melbourne

She hasn't won all of these Grand Slams in the same calendar year. She won the Australian Open in 2003 and won the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2002, making her win. It was dubbed the "Serena Slam".

5. Australian Open 2007 - Returning to the sport after retirement

Serena Williams lies on the floor after winning the 2007 Australian Open final.

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Serena Williams lies on the floor after winning the 2007 Australian Open final.

The mid-2000s was one of the most challenging times in Williams' tennis career.

She has to deal with grief after her eldest sister, Yetunde Price. Died from an outrageous shot. She also had injuries. The seven-time major champion temporarily dropped out of the world's top 100 in 2006 and returned to Melbourne as the 81st in the world.

There have been many comments criticizing the 25-year-old's appearance. and lack of preparation But she fought until the finals. And has shown one of the best performances in professional tennis.

She beat Maria Sharapova, who is soon to become world number one, 6-1 and 6-2 in just one hour and three minutes.

6. London 2012 - Won an Olympic gold medal in both the women's singles and women's doubles.

Serena William bites gold at the London 2012 Olympics

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Williams took home gold at the London 2012 women's singles tournament after defeating Maria Sharapova in the final. then the next day was with her older sister Venus, who won the gold medal in the women's doubles category.

although williams will be more successful than most tennis players can already. But she has never won a gold medal in the women's singles at the Olympics.

That was what drove the then 30-year-old, who spent most of 2011 recovering from a glass wound to his foot. and pulmonary embolism Attended the London Olympics in England. And can win gold medals successfully in both the women's singles and women's doubles.

"I thought, 'My career is over', I got the gold medal and now I have it all," she said.

Williams has done an excellent job. Beating old rival Sharapova 6-0 and 6-1, she delighted in her signature dance moves.

7. Wimbledon 2015 - 2nd Serena Slam

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Serena Williams' second slam slam comes 12 years after her first, yet she is yet to win all the titles in the same calendar year. After losing unexpectedly to Roberta Vinci, an unranked tennis player from Italy. in the semi-finals of the US Open

One of Williams' distinctive features is The ability to recover quickly And this time it seems to be better than ever.

After a poor performance at Wimbledon in 2014, she soon returned to top form and won the US Open two months later.

That was the start of another big win at the same time. If Williams at the age of 33 wins Wimbledon It will be a "Serana Slam" for the second time.

She seemed nervous at first. Before playing better and beating Spain's Garville Muguruza 6-4 and 6-4, it was her 21st major women's singles title.

8. Australian Open 2017 - Surpasses chart record while pregnant.

Venus William and Serena William pose for a photo with the 2017 Australian Open trophy.

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The Williams brothers have competed 31 times, with Serena winning 19.

After setting a record in the open era that equals Steffi Graf's 22 major wins at Wimbledon in 2016 and looking forward to when he will overtake Graf. The great tennis player of Germany.

She missed that opportunity after losing to Carolina Pliskova in the US Open semifinals. But Williams did so on her next occasion at the 2017 Australian Open.

But what's even more shocking is that in April, about 12 weeks after she won the title, Serena revealed that she was pregnant. Once calculated At the time of her defeat of her older sister Venus, she was about 8 weeks old.

9. Indian Wells 2018 - Back on track After almost dying during childbirth

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After postponing his return to action in January, Williams is set to return to action at the Indian Wells.

Five months after giving birth to daughter Olympia in September 2017, Williams revealed that She nearly died after suffering a pulmonary embolism. while giving birth through surgery

"I was fortunate to have survived," she said.

The 36-year-old tennis player made a full recovery and returned to action in March 2018.

It started at the Indian Wells, where she lost to Venus. 17 years have passed since the events that cost the Williams brothers 14 years of boycott, and she also qualified for the Wimbledon and USC finals. Open that year too.

Although Williams lost in both finals. But she showed that She is also among the great tennis players.

10. Auckland, 2020 - Make more tennis history into her 4th decade.

Serena Williams celebrates her 2020 Auckland Classic victory with her daughter Olympia.

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William has won a total of 73 women's singles titles in her tennis career. It is second only to Martina Navratilova, Chris Evart, Steffi Graf and Margaret Court.

The fist held up in the air on both arms. and leaned his head back roar of joy It's a gesture we're familiar with at Williams.

The fire inside of you hasn't burned yet. Her victory over Jessica Pegula in the Auckland Classic final was two important things: her first win as a mother. It also made the 38-year-old at the time the first player to win a WTA women's singles title in four decades.