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Serena Williams: the important event she never won

Serena Willaims should finally come back on the court for the grass-swing, precisely for the highly anticipated Wimbledon 2022. We recall Serena is out of the court since Wimbledon 2021 first round, when she got an injury who forced her to withdraw from the London Slam.

From that moment she never came back on the court. She completed the Calendar Grand Slam, which consists of winning four consecutive Grand Slams not in the same calendar year, twice. She has also won the WTA Finals 5 times and the gold medal won at the London Olympics in 2012 by beating Maria Sharapova.

She won a total of 73 WTA singles titles, including 23 Slams, behind only Margaret Smith Court, ahead of her with 24 Slams. The American won 16 Grand Slam tournaments in doubles and mixed doubles: 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 another three gold medals at the Olympics, all won together with Venus, a Federation Cup and two Hopman Cups.

Serena Williams: the important event she never won

Southern California Open: in 2004 Serena participated for the only time in her career at the event that was held in San Diego.

After the victories over Jelena Jankovic and Elena Bovina, she surrenders in the quarter-finals with the Russian Vera Zvonareva. Kremlin Cup, in which Serena participated in the tournament of the Russian capital only on two occasions.

On the second attempt she reaches the final after beating the favorite to win, Svetlana Kuznetsova. In the last act, however, she surrenders to Elena Dementieva in three sets. The American has participated three times in the German Open, a tournament that today is played on the grass of Berlin.

In 1999 she lost in the quarter-finals to Arantxza Sanchez Vicario. She then she reaches the final in 2002 with Justine Henin and again the quarter final in 2008 with Dinara Safina. Since that year she has not participated in the event anymore.

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