Serena and Venus Williams sent a beautiful birthday message for 2022 through Instagram. Serena Williams ended her year through popular social media, celebrating with her fans and sending a warm message of love. The video she posted is a quick montage of her most memorable moments from her year, from her daughter Olympia, to the King Richard red carpet event, to photographs with director Spike Lee.
Serena said in the video: “I’m ready for 2022!” Venus Williams also decided to recap her year for months, with her clothing line, her presence in the movie King Richard, Disney World in March and the time spent with her sister Isha Price at April.
American tennis star Reilly Opelka appeared in the July portion of the video montage. “If 2021 was so much fun, I wonder what 2022 will bring!” she said. Serena Williams has won 73 WTA singles titles: 23 of these are Grand Slam events (absolute record in the Open Era, men included), making her the second player ever to have won more Majors in this specialty behind only Margaret Smith Court, with 24 .
She completed the virtual Grand Slam, which consists in winning four consecutive Slams not in the same calendar year, twice (in the two years 2002-2003 and 2014-2015). She has also won five year-end Master Cups and 19 Premier category tournaments (6 Premier Mandatory, 6 Premier 5 and 7 Premier), as well as 21 Tier I and Tier II titles and a gold medal from the London Olympics in 2012 against Maria Sharapova.
Not only in singles Serena Williams can boast numerous victories, but also in women’s doubles and mixed doubles, where there are 16 other Grand Slam tournaments: 14 won with her older sister Venus and two in mixed doubles, both obtained with Maks Mirny in 1998.
To these successes must be added three other gold medals at the Olympics, all won together with Venus, a Federation Cup and two Hopman Cups. In 2021, Serena missed the US Open due to a hamstring injury which she got at Wimbledon.