- Date of birth
- Grand Slam titles
21 (singles), 13 (doubles), 2 (mixed doubles) - up to 25/05/2016
- WTA tournament titles
70 (singles), 22 (doubles) - up to 25/05/2016
- Best year-end WTA world ranking
1st (2002, 2009, 2014, 2015)
Olympic Games (4 medals: 4 gold)
- Singles: 1st (2012)
- Doubles: 1st (2000, 2008 and 2012/with Venus Williams)
Grand Slam tournaments (singles)
- 6 Australian Open titles (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015), 1 final (2016)
- 3 French Open titles (2002, 2013, 2015), 1 semi-final (2003)
- 6 Wimbledon titles (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015), 2 finals (2004, 2008), 1 semi-final (2000)
- 6 US Open titles (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014), 2 finals (2001, 2011), 2 semi-finals (2009, 2015)
Grand Slam tournaments (doubles)
- 4 Australian Open titles (2001, 2003, 2009, 2010/with Venus Williams)
- 2 French Open titles (1999, 2010/with Venus Williams)
- 5 Wimbledon titles (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012/with Venus Williams)
- 2 US Open titles (1999, 2009/with Venus Williams)
Grand Slam tournaments (mixed doubles)
- 1 Wimbledon title (1998/with Max Mirnyi)
- 1 US Open title (1998/with Max Mirnyi)
- 5 WTA Tour Championships titles (2001, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014), 2 semi-finals (2002, 2004)
- 1 Fed Cup title (1999)
Gunning for another double in Rio
World number 1 Serena Williams travels to Rio this summer ready to defend her Olympic titles in the women's singles (2012) and doubles, with her sister Venus (2000, 2008, 2012).
The American enjoyed a magnificent 2015, completing a "Serena Slam" with victories at the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon. She narrowly missed out on a first calendar Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988, as she lost to Roberta Vinci in the US Open semi-finals.
At 34, Williams has won it all. Her unquenchable thirst for victory makes her the favourite again in Rio, even after a surprise defeat to Angelique Kerber in the 2016 Australian Open final. A 21-time Grand Slam winner should never be taken lightly!
|1||Women's Singles, Round 1, S. Williams v Gavrilova||2 (6-4 6-2)|
|1||Women's Singles, Round 2, S. Williams v Cornet||2 (7-6(5) 6-2)|
|2||Women's Singles, Round 3, S. Williams v Svitolina||0 (4-6 3-6)|
|2||Women's Doubles, Round 1, V. Williams/S. Williams v Strýcová/afárová||0 (3-6 4-6)|
Total Medal Leaders
GBR 27 CHN 26
GBR 23 CHN 18
CHN 26 JPN 21
Total Medal Leaders
Ledecky 4 Biles 4
Manuel 2 McKeon 2
Oleksiak 2 Chalmers 2
Wales make 14 changes for Ireland clash
Rhys Carre and Owen Lane will make their debuts for Wales Saturday, when the Grand Slam winners host Ireland in their penultimate Rugby World Cup warm-up match in Cardiff.
All Blacks stars to snub rugby sevens in Tokyo
New Zealand's team bidding for a rugby sevens gold medal at next year's Tokyo Olympics will not include any All Blacks after several approached declined to be involved.
Archery World Championships: Indian men's recurve team claim silver medal
India won silver in the men's recurve team event at the Archery World Championships after losing to China in the final in Netherlands on Sunday.
Archery World Championships: Jyothi Surekha Vennam, women's compound team win bronzes
Jyothi Surekha Vennam and the women's compound team won a bronze medal each for India at the Archery World Championships in the Netherlands on Saturday.
Australia pipped by New Zealand for Canada Sevens title
Australia have lost 21-17 to New Zealand in the final of the women's rugby sevens world series event in Canada but they took a giant stride towards Olympic qualification.
Kenyan athletes Kipchoge, Kosgei win London Marathon titles
Kenyans Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei produced dominant performances to win men's and women's elite races at the London Marathon.