Serena Williams, born on 26th September, 1981, is an American professional tennis player. The Women’s Tennis Association, in short WTA, ranked her no. 1 in the world in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. She reached the no. 1 rank for the first time on 8th July, 2002. On her sixth occasion, she held the ranking for 186 successive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf. In total, she has been no. 1 for 319 weeks, which ranks 3rd in the Open Era among female players behind Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova.
Serena Williams eased through a tricky US Open fourth-round, beating Petra Martic with a 6-3, 6-4 score to remain on course for a record-tying 24th major championship on 1st September, 2019, exactly two years to the day she gave birth to her daughter.
The eighth-seeded American woman won nearly about 80% of her first-serve points, hit twice as many winners (i.e. 38) as unforced errors (i.e. 19). She faced only three break points and overcame a second-set injury scare over about 1 and a half hour of baseline war with the big-serving Croat. She has now advanced to the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows for the 16th time in her career and 11th straight in as many appearances.
Serena Williams was in pain — “acceptable” pain, her coach called it — after rolling her right ankle during the second set of a U.S. Open victory. Serena Williams, who turns to the age of 38 this month, appeared to be cruising along to her victory when she took an awkward step while up at the net for a volley.
She fall at the ground and sat there, cross-legged and right in the middle of Arthur Ashe Stadium for some moments. Serena Williams has dealt with various health issues this season, including one that ended her stay at the Australian Open.