See how Serena Williams became one of the all-time greats with her breakthrough at 22!
Serena Williams def. Monica Seles in the women’s final, 6-3, 6-0.
With the loss, World No. 1 Serena Williams has won two of the last three Grand Slams, including the Australian Open last year.
Ahead of the match, the world and Serena Williams were in a state of shock.
A year earlier, Serena had lost in the women’s finals at the Melbourne Park tournament.
Monica Seles will play her first-ever match at the Women’s Tennis Association tournament in the United States, where she also lost.
She suffered a disappointing loss to Ksenia Pervak in the first round, and she is looking to bounce back.
Serena Williams, 25, is one of the best players in world tennis history. She’s won eight Grand Slams, including the Australian Open and Wimbledon four times, and she’s also appeared in five finals.
She took the world by storm when she made her professional debut in the first round at the 2005 Australian Open.
She entered the match against 16-year-old Jelena Dokic in a quarterfinal.
After losing the first set, Serena came back in the second. In doing so, the world-class American became the youngest player to win the Australian Open singles title.
She was born one year ahead of the US Open and became the youngest player to ever win a singles Grand Slam at 18 years, three months and 16 days.
In doing so, she became the youngest woman to hold the all-time record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles, and the youngest woman to win the singles title at any Grand Slam event.
In 2009, Serena broke the record by winning the Australian Open, becoming the youngest player to win any Grand Slam tournament.
In doing so, she became the first female player in the history of any Grand Slam event, to win seven singles titles, and the first woman to have four Grand Slam singles titles.
Serena’s record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles is currently the fifth-most by any athlete over a continuous seven-year