The 13-time Grand Slam celebrates a milestone in her career.
Serena Williams revealed in January that she wasn't in love with tennis. Despite her shocking revelation, Tennis Grand Stand reports that Williams celebrated her 40th career title, and her second Family Circle Cup championship, in Charleston, South Carolina over the weekend.
The champ beat out Sabine Lisicki, Samantha Stosur and Lucie Safarova for the trophy, losing only 15 games in five matches.
“I can’t say that I’ve played this consistently, this well in a while… I played well yesterday and I was just thinking I hope I can play this way again, and I did, which is great for me, confidence wise,” said Williams.
On top of taking home yet another fancy cup, Williams pockets $115K in prize money.
But it's not all about the money these days. She's preparing for the biggest tennis tournament of all, The French Open. Williams said, “that’s my goal every year is to win the French Open, so hopefully this will be another goal, another year. If not, believe me, I’ll be there the next year and the year after, so I’m going to keep trying and fighting and doing the best I can do.”
Arriving at this moment wasn't easy. Last year, Williams spent a good portion of the year sidelined when she suffered a pulmonary embolism. Thankfully, she returned to the courts late last summer. Go Serena, go!