Today in Sports History: September 6

In 2008,  Serena Williams defeated Jelena Jankovic to win her third U.S. Open Women’s Tennis title. The most dominant women’s tennis player in the modern era, Williams holds a career record of 855-152 (84.9%). Since turning pro in 1995, Williams has been ranked the WTA No. 1 spot for 319 weeks. To date, Williams has won 23 grand slam titles, the most in the Open Era. They include 7x Australian Open, 3x French Open, 7x Wimbledon, and 6x US Open. Williams is the only player to have won three of the four grand slams at least six times, and she also holds the records for the most women’s singles matches won at majors with 365 matches. In her career, Williams has earned over $92 million in prize winnings. William’s has faced some difficult losses and injuries in recent years. However, at age 39, she is still going strong and currently ranked no. 22. 

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