2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

Tennis

Serena Williams

Date of birth

1981-09-26

Birthplace

Saginaw

Height

175 cm

Weight

70.0 kg

Grand Slam titles

21 (singles), 13 (doubles), 2 (mixed doubles) - up to 25/05/2016

WTA tournament titles

70 (singles), 22 (doubles) - up to 25/05/2016

Best year-end WTA world ranking

1st (2002, 2009, 2014, 2015)

Olympic Games (4 medals: 4 gold)

  • Singles: 1st (2012)
  • Doubles: 1st (2000, 2008 and 2012/with Venus Williams)

Grand Slam tournaments (singles)

  • 6 Australian Open titles (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015), 1 final (2016)
  • 3 French Open titles (2002, 2013, 2015), 1 semi-final (2003)
  • 6 Wimbledon titles (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015), 2 finals (2004, 2008), 1 semi-final (2000)
  • 6 US Open titles (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014), 2 finals (2001, 2011), 2 semi-finals (2009, 2015)

Grand Slam tournaments (doubles)

  • 4 Australian Open titles (2001, 2003, 2009, 2010/with Venus Williams)
  • 2 French Open titles (1999, 2010/with Venus Williams)
  • 5 Wimbledon titles (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012/with Venus Williams)
  • 2 US Open titles (1999, 2009/with Venus Williams)

Grand Slam tournaments (mixed doubles)

  • 1 Wimbledon title (1998/with Max Mirnyi)
  • 1 US Open title (1998/with Max Mirnyi)

Other victories

  • 5 WTA Tour Championships titles (2001, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014), 2 semi-finals (2002, 2004)
  • 1 Fed Cup title (1999)

Gunning for another double in Rio

World number 1 Serena Williams travels to Rio this summer ready to defend her Olympic titles in the women's singles (2012) and doubles, with her sister Venus (2000, 2008, 2012).

The American enjoyed a magnificent 2015, completing a "Serena Slam" with victories at the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon. She narrowly missed out on a first calendar Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988, as she lost to Roberta Vinci in the US Open semi-finals.

At 34, Williams has won it all. Her unquenchable thirst for victory makes her the favourite again in Rio, even after a surprise defeat to Angelique Kerber in the 2016 Australian Open final. A 21-time Grand Slam winner should never be taken lightly!

Results

Women's Singles, Round 1, S. Williams v Gavrilova

1Women's Singles, Round 1, S. Williams v Gavrilova2 (6-4 6-2)
1Women's Singles, Round 2, S. Williams v Cornet2 (7-6(5) 6-2)
2Women's Singles, Round 3, S. Williams v Svitolina0 (4-6 3-6)

Women's Doubles, Round 1, V. Williams/S. Williams v Strýcová/Šafárová

2Women's Doubles, Round 1, V. Williams/S. Williams v Strýcová/Šafárová0 (3-6 4-6)

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2

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