Country: United States
2014 Match Record: 23-3
2014 Singles Titles: 3
Career Singles Titles: 60
Major Titles: 17 - French Open ('02, `13), Wimbledon ('02, `03, `09, `10, `12), U.S. Open ('99, `02, `08, `12, `13), Australian Open ('03, `05, `07, `09, `10)
Last 5 French Opens: `13-Won Championship, `12-Lost in 1st Round, `11-Did Not Play, `10-QF, `09-QF
Topspin: Who would have thought Williams could become a powerhouse on clay, a slower surface that dulls the speed of her serves and powerful groundstrokes? Since the start of the 2012 clay-court season, though, she is 53-2 on the surface. ... Williams' 11 WTA clay titles are the most among active players. ... Is one Grand Slam title from matching Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert with 18, the fourth-highest total behind Margaret Smith Court's record of 24. ... Leads tour this season in most significant serving categories, including aces, percentage of service games won, percentage of break point saved. ... Fifth consecutive major tournament seeded No. 1, the longest such streak of her career.
- Associated Press