Archived from on July 8, 2011. She beat and to progress to the quarterfinals where she defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova to avenge her loss in Miami. At the 2009 Australian Open Williams won at the , her first clay-court title since the 2002 French Open. On January 28, 2017, Williams won the Australian Open for an Open Era record seventh time, defeating her sister, Venus. In August 2018, Serena announced she was suffering from. She was then handed the worst loss of her Grand Slam tournament career by at the second round of the , who defeated Serena losing just four games in two sets. The idea came to Ohanian during a semester studying in London, as part of his degrees in commerce and history, in early 2003.
Advantage Publishing published November 2011. She then lost in the quarterfinals of the and the , and the third round of the , where she and Venus won the women's doubles title. On her way to the quarterfinals, Williams had beaten of Holland in round one, of Bulgaria in round 2, of France in round 3 and of Russia in round 4. She reached the round of 16, where she lost to. This was the fourth consecutive Grand Slam tournament at which Williams had exited in the quarterfinals. The 33-year-old - who will use the tournament as a springboard for her assault on the Australian Open and a 18th grand slam title - cosied up with her coach and beamed for a series of selfies.
In doubles, Williams and her sister, Venus, successfully defended their title by defeating and in the final. Open quarterfinals to Capriati in three sets in controversial fashion. Fired up: The American will use the tournament as a springboard for her assault on the Australian Open and a 18th Grand slam title Prior to her relationship with the entertainer, Serena dated actor Jackie Long and was also linked to film maker Brett Ratner. Williams was also named for the sixth time in her career. She withdrew from two games into a match with , after straining her calf muscle during the first set.
Williams defeated in the first round, in the second round, 16th seed and sister Venus Williams in the third round, in the fourth round, and 8th seed in the quarterfinals. At the , Williams dropped only one set en route to the final. The timing means that she would have been roughly eight to nine weeks pregnant when she won the Australian Open. At , Williams reached the finals for the first time in four years but lost to her older sister Venus in straight sets, in their first Slam final since 2003. At the , Williams lost in the quarterfinals to Henin.
Williams started 2000 by losing in the fourth round of the to. In 2011, he spoke out against the Stop Online Piracy Act proposed by Congress. Her father Serena and her sister, Venus. Despite these attacks, Williams went on to win the tournament. Serena and Venus teamed to win the women's doubles title at Wimbledon for the second consecutive year, their ninth Grand Slam title in women's doubles. She ended the year winning the in Japan and she finished the year ranked No.
Alexis and Serena reportedly met at a lunch and soon after they met. I think for Venus and I, we just attempted a different road, and it worked for us. Her next tournament was the , where she was the No. In the second round however, Williams surprisingly lost to. The loss has been described by some as one of the biggest upsets in tennis history. Williams formerly had a special line with. She returned for as the 4th-seeded player, but was defeated in the third round by No.
However her ranking had improved to 79th by the time the tournament came around. Williams later revealed in an interview with that she checked ten minutes prior to the match starting, and found out that the man who had her half-sister, Yetunde, in 2003 was released on parole earlier in the year. She then won the Miami Masters for the first time, becoming one of three players in the Open Era to defeat the world's top 3 ranked players at one tournament, after beating No. However, in her biography, Williams claims that she was actually suffering from depression. Previewing the finals, stated that, although Williams had a great tournament, she believed that the ride was over and that Sharapova would have no trouble with Williams. For his part, Mouratoglou, who runs a tennis academy in France and has been working with Williams since her early departure from French Open in 2012, looked relaxed in slashed jeans a casual jacket. In the round-robin phase of the tournament, Williams defeated Dementieva and and lost to Davenport, but still advanced to the elimination stage.
Williams won the in Miami for the fourth time by defeating Justine Henin. In 2009, she launched a signature collection of handbags and jewelry. The week of September 5, 2016, marked Williams's 186th consecutive week ranked No. Williams began the by representing the alongside at the. It was the first time in the Open Era that two players aged 35 or older competed in the final of a Grand Slam tournament. He and fellow Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman sold Reddit to Conde Nast in 2006, which upped his net worth quite a bit.
Shortly after her announcement an interview with was published in which Williams revealed that she had suffered another pulmonary embolism after giving birth, leaving her bedridden for six weeks and delaying her return to training. On her sixth occasion, she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf. She also lost to Mauresmo in the semifinals of the in Rome. Awaiting her there was 21-year-old Garbiñe Muguruza, who had previously handed Williams the worst Grand Slam tournament defeat of her career at the 2014 French Open. Williams's forehand is considered to be among the most powerful shots in the women's game, as is her double-handed backhand. However, she maintained her perfect record in singles by defeating and Errani. She also became the fifth woman to hold all Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously, joining , Court, Graf, and Navratilova.