In her 20 years of competing professionally, Williams has earned $69.7 million in prize money, more than any other female player in history. Now, with 35 major tournament titles under her belt, including her singles victory at the French Open in early June, Williams is at the top of her game. Headed into Wimbledon, she’s halfway to a Grand Slam this year.
Aces hit so far in 2015 competitions
Miles per hour (207 km/h) of her fastest recorded serve, at the Australian Open in 2013
Hours a day spent on the court
Fine paid to the Grand Slam committee for an outburst at the 2009 U.S. Open, the largest fine ever imposed on a tennis player
Grand Slam singles titles–so far; she holds the third most in the history of women’s tennis
Grand Slam doubles and mixed-doubles titles
Olympic gold medals–1 in women’s singles and 3 in women’s doubles, an all-time tennis record shared only by her sister Venus
Calories burned in an average best-of-three-sets match
Racket head smashed in half, after losing a set in 2014
This appears in the July 06, 2015 issue of TIME.
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