Serena Williams is number one in women’s tennis again and has been number one in her career six different times.  She’s won all the major tennis tournaments more than once and has four Olympic gold medals. She is the only female player to have won over $50 million in prize money. Even when she suffered a foot injury, had surgery that knocked her out of the sport altogether, she came back and is standing at number one again.

Serena Williams in Hervé Léger by Max Azira photographed by Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar, October

Serena Williams questions Novak Djokovic unequal prize money comments #Tennis

Serena Williams questions Novak Djokovic's suggestions that men should be paid more prize money than women.

17X SLAM Champion Serena Williams earned $9,077,322 in Prize Money for 2013. shattering Vika Azarenka's single season record from 2012 ($7,923,920) - & there are still 2 mos left in the season; only 3 male players have even surpassed $9 million in single season prize money (Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal & Novak Djokovic 2X). 9/9/13  #Golden #TEAMSERENA  Serena passes $50 Million Dollars in career prize money earnings now (Venus is next with $28,828,060). #TEAMWILLIAMS

17X SLAM Champion Serena Williams earned $9,077,322 in Prize Money for 2013. shattering Vika Azarenka's single season record from 2012 ($7,923,920) - & there are still 2 mos left in the season; only 3 male players have even surpassed $9 million in single season prize money (Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal & Novak Djokovic 2X). 9/9/13 #Golden #TEAMSERENA Serena passes $50 Million Dollars in career prize money earnings now (Venus is next with $28,828,060). #TEAMWILLIAMS

World #1 Serena Williams Wins WTA Championships: Istanbul 2013! Serena's 2013 on-court earnings top $12,385,572 in prize money, shattering the all-time women's record set last year by Victoria Azarenka ($7,923,920). Serena now has the 3rd-highest single season prize money total in tennis history (men's & women's). Only Djokovic's 2011, 2012 totals are higher. 10/27/13 #Fantastic <3 #TEAMSERENA

Serena Williams Photos Photos: TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships: Day 6

Via Congratulations Williams ! I hope to see you next year! emoji More history is to be made for the year Go

Serena Williams Wins US Open and $3.6 Million in Prize Money #serenawilliams #tennis #sports

Serena Williams beat out Victoria Azarenka at the US Open and claimed her Grand Slam and her U.S Open championship!

5X U.S. OPEN CHAMPION SERENA WILLIAMS TAKES IT ALL!.... World #1 Serena celebrates beating Victoria Azarenka, 7-5, 6-7, 6-1, in the Singles Championship Final on Day 14 of the 2013 US Open. Serena wins Major Title #17! Collects $2.6 Million in Prize Money Plus $1 Million in Bonus Money for Winning the U.S. Open Bonus Challenge. 9/8/13 #SoFierce #TEAMSERENA

5X U.S. OPEN CHAMPION SERENA WILLIAMS TAKES IT ALL!.... World #1 Serena celebrates beating Victoria Azarenka, 7-5, 6-7, 6-1, in the Singles Championship Final on Day 14 of the 2013 US Open. Serena wins Major Title #17! Collects $2.6 Million in Prize Money Plus $1 Million in Bonus Money for Winning the U.S. Open Bonus Challenge. 9/8/13 #SoFierce #TEAMSERENA

WTA Player of the Year: World #1 Serena Williams! .. $12,385,572 in Prize Money, smashing the previous 2012 record of $7,923,920. 11/22/13 <3 #TeamRENA

WTA Player of the Year: World #1 Serena Williams! .. $12,385,572 in Prize Money, smashing the previous 2012 record of $7,923,920. 11/22/13 <3 #TeamRENA

Serena Williams Beat Maria Sharapova For The 17th Straight Time. But Serena Still Makes Less Money. | ThinkProgress

Serena Williams Beat Maria Sharapova For The Straight Time. But Serena Still Makes Less Money.

Novak Djokovic made peace with Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Serena Williams and others yesterday, supporting equal prize money for men and women tennis players after days of controversy.

Novak Djokovic made peace with Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Serena Williams and others yesterday, supporting equal prize money for men and women tennis players after days of controversy.

Serena Williams caricature - 25 Beautiful Celebrity Caricatures by Indian Artist Mahesh Nambiar

25 Beautiful Celebrity Caricature Drawings by Indian Artist Mahesh Nambiar

Serena Williams caricature - 25 Beautiful Celebrity Caricatures by Indian Artist Mahesh Nambiar

#1 Serena Williams-Top Seed at the major Canadian stop, offering $2 Mil+ in prize money & tennis stars...“I’m very excited to be coming back to Toronto..to help get the tournament started w/ this great exhibition...also to compete for another Rogers Cup trophy,” said Serena. “I’ve always loved playing in Toronto..a great event & a beautiful city. I’m looking forward to playing w/ Venus, Monica & Eugenie in what will be a really fun match, as well as hopefully another successful wk @ Rogers…

#1 Serena Williams-Top Seed at the major Canadian stop, offering $2 Mil+ in prize money & tennis stars...“I’m very excited to be coming back to Toronto..to help get the tournament started w/ this great exhibition...also to compete for another Rogers Cup trophy,” said Serena. “I’ve always loved playing in Toronto..a great event & a beautiful city. I’m looking forward to playing w/ Venus, Monica & Eugenie in what will be a really fun match, as well as hopefully another successful wk @ Rogers…

2009 - The sweeping Roadmap circuit reforms come into effect, heralding a shorter season, more fan-friendly structure and a 40 per cent increase in prize money. Clijsters storms out of retirement to win the US Open in only her third tournament back, while Serena Williams becomes the first woman to earn more than $6 million in a single season.

Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber and Jelena Jankovic all enjoyed comfortable first-round matches in Hong Kong but Sam Stosur suffered a shock defeat to Nao Hibino.

Via theone: "Well..She did it! Serena Williams defeated Li Na in finals of Yr End Champs-Istanbul! Losing the 1st, she displayed the fight & determination she displayed time & time again..captured a personal best of 11 titles..earned a record $12.4 Mil in [2013] alone..prize money total..$54 Mil+, more than any other female athlete in history! She'll also end the yr ranked #1!..says the best is yet to come!emoji! #serenawilliams #yec #shewon shedidthat #champion #1 #incomparable…

Via theone: "Well..She did it! Serena Williams defeated Li Na in finals of Yr End Champs-Istanbul! Losing the 1st, she displayed the fight & determination she displayed time & time again..captured a personal best of 11 titles..earned a record $12.4 Mil in [2013] alone..prize money total..$54 Mil+, more than any other female athlete in history! She'll also end the yr ranked #1!..says the best is yet to come!emoji! #serenawilliams #yec #shewon shedidthat #champion #1 #incomparable…

World #1 Serena is #QueenofCharleston & #AmericanTennis ----> MT ‏@W I L L Voelker Ti Did You Know? @Serena Williams has now passed the great Pete Sampras as top American in prize money earnings. #WTA #tennis ---- Top American prize money winner of ALL-TIME, man or woman: 1. Serena Williams: $43,304,272 2. Pete Sampras: $43,280,489  3. Agassi   4. Venus Williams: $28,668,243.... #Annointed

World #1 Serena is #QueenofCharleston & #AmericanTennis ----> MT ‏@W I L L Voelker Ti Did You Know? @Serena Williams has now passed the great Pete Sampras as top American in prize money earnings. #WTA #tennis ---- Top American prize money winner of ALL-TIME, man or woman: 1. Serena Williams: $43,304,272 2. Pete Sampras: $43,280,489 3. Agassi 4. Venus Williams: $28,668,243.... #Annointed

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