Serena Williams wins 2017 Australian Open Women’s Singles title

Posted on:30 Jan 2017 17:53:33
Serena Williams wins 2017 Australian Open Women’s Singles title
30 January 2017 Current Affairs: Serena Williams won the 2017 Australian Open Women’s Singles title.

Serena defeated sister Venus Williams 6-4 6-4 to win her seventh Australian Open and 23rd Grand Slam singles title.

Margaret Court of Australia, with 24, is the only player ahead of Serena in terms of Grand Slam singles titles.

Serena Williams : Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player.She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles on seven occasions by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).

She became the world No. 1 for the first time on 8 July 2002.

She holds the most major titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.Her record of 39 major titles puts her third on the all-time list and second in the Open Era.

She holds a total of 23 Grand Slam singles titles that marks the record for the most Major wins by a tennis player in the Open Era.

She is the only tennis player in history to have won singles titles at least six times in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments.

She is the only tennis player to have won 10 Grand Slam singles titles in two separate decades.

Australian Open : The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament. It is held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia.The tournament was first held in 1905.

Chronologically, it is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year. The other three are the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

The 2016 Australian Open Women’s Singles title was won by Angelique Kerber.

 

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