Player Profiles

(1) Serena Williams

  • DOB: 26/09/1981
  • Nationality: USA
  • Became Pro: 1995
  • Height: 1.75
Williams - world number one.

Player Profile

The defending champion will be eyeing a fourth Wimbledon singles title this year and is likely to start favourite to claim it.

The American's powerful, athletic game is ideal for grass, her booming serve winning plenty of cheap points, while the groundstrokes have consistently proved too strong for most opposition at the All England Club.

The world number one started the year by winning the Australian Open - her 12th Grand Slam title - but as has often been the case, the claycourt season proved her Achilles heel.

She recently lost in the quarter-finals of the French Open, having blown a match point against Sam Stosur, and will be glad to be back on the green lawns now.

One of the greatest female players in the history of the game, not to mention of of its best-ever fighters, Serena will take some stopping.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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More Profiles

Williams - world number one. Venus - five-time champion in SW19. Wozniacki - popular with fans. Jankovic - upset by Oudin in 2009. Schiavone - French Open champion. Stosur - impressive on clay in 2010. Radwanska - former junior champion. Clijsters - back for more. Li - broke top 10 this year. Pennetta - not a great record on grass. Bartoli - former finalist in SW19. Petrova - dangerous player when fully fit. Peer - good start to the season. Azarenka - has struggled of late. Wickmayer - plenty to prove on grass. Sharapova - Edgbaston finalist.

Experts & Blogs

Barry Cowan

Power and the glory

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Gerry Williams

Fun in the sun

Gerry Williams reflects on a fortnight of warmth and wealth for Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.