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Most Favourite hot tennis player Serena Williams
I started following Tennis after seeing the Wimbledon finals in 1977 between Bjorn Borg and Jimmy Connors. It was second straight Wimbledon title for Bjorn Borg. I become an instant fan of Bjorn Borg then and followed up all his subsequent wins at Wimbledon. He won five consecutive Wimbledon titles starting 1976, a record then.
Much, much later, when Williams’ sisters - Serena Williams and Venus Williams - were making news at the Tennis courts across the globe, I fell in love with Serena Williams. I become a fan of her and started following her games. Her powerful ground stroke, lightning speed serve made her what she is today.
Serena Williams was ranked No.1 on five separate occasions. She has won 13 Single, 2 Mixed Double and 12 Double grand slam titles. Interestingly she won all the twelve double titles with her elder sister Venus as a partner. In Singles, she played opposite Venus in eight finals winning six titles.
Serena Williams has made whopping US$ 35 Million career earning.
She has courted several controversies as well. The most controversial was the one at the US Open 2009 where she was fined US$10,000 on-site and later additional $175000.
She also drew attention for wearing controversial on court dress – like lycra black catsuit she wore during US Open 2002, denim skirt with knee high boots for match in US Open 2004 and white trench coat for warm up match in Wimbledon 2008.
She had even posed naked for ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue 2009 [Time.com choose the cover as one of the Top 10 Nude Magazine Covers]. Some of her bikini clad images are popular on the internet.
Apart from playing Tennis, she also wanted to pursue other options like acting. And she attended a course to become nail technician.
- Just heard the news that Serena Williams have won the Mutua Madrid Open women singles on 13 May 2012, by beating world number one Victoria Azarenka 6:1, 6:3.
- Serena Williams stunningly crashed out of the French Open 2012 on 29 May 2012. Virginie Razzano of France trounced Serena by 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3.
It is very sad to see her go. The following day, her sister, Venus to crashed out of French Open.
- Great news coming in... Serena Williams won Wimbeldon 2012 Singles, her fifth title. On 7 July 2012, Serena Williams beat A. Radwanska 6:1, 5:7, 6:2.
- Wimbeldon 2013: Serena Williams made shocked exit from Wimbledon 2013 dashing her chance to claim her 6th Wimbledon Crown. Seed No.1, Serena Williams was defeated by 23rd Seed German Sabine Lisicki by 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. (updated on 01 July 2013)