With 88 wins at the U.S. Open, 86 at Wimbledon, 74 at the Australian Open, and 60 at the French Open, Serena has won more Grand Slam matches than anyone else in tennis history. ''It's a huge number,'' said the tennis champ. ''I think it's very significant, actually. I think it's something that just really talks about the length of my career, in particular. I've been playing for a really long time. But also, given that consistency up there - that's something that I'm really proud of.''
In the face of controversy over her hairstyles, outfits, body type, and romantic relationships, Serena triumphs at her game. In 2012, Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki mocked Serena’s physique by stuffing her tennis top and short with towels in an exhibition match. In 2001 at the BNP Paribas Open, after being booed by the crowd, Serena’s father and sister encountered racist fans, causing Serena to boycott the event until 2015. "When Venus and I were walking down the stairs to our seats, people kept calling me nigger," said Richard Williams, Serena’s father. "One guy said, 'I wish it was '75; we'd skin you alive.' (http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/stories/2001-03-26-williams.htm)
Although she’s been the subject of scrutiny, heckling, racism and mockery, Serena continues to shine. "I just feel like I'm going out there doing what I need to do," Serena told reporters. "I'm not overplaying, I'm not underplaying. I'm just trying to play my way into this tournament."