Serena Williams

Born: Sept. 26, 1981

beat Martina Hingis for 1999 U.S. Open championship to become the first African-American woman to win a Grand Slam title since Althea Gibson in 1958; won Wimbledon, the French Open and U.S. Open in 2002 and Australian and Wimbledon in 2003, defeating sister Venus in the final of each; has won career doubles grand slam with Venus; won 2005 Australian Open.

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