Let’s get the numbers out of the way on Serena Williams’
tennis career: Over her 21-year professional life, her winning percentage in
singles AND doubles is 85%. In mixed doubles, it’s 87%. No matter who you are,
no matter how high your ranking, if you step on the court and Serena is on the
other side of the net, it’s very, very, very, very likely you’re going to lose.
She has 22 Grand Slam singles titles from the biggest championships in her sport.
She has 14 Grand Slam doubles titles. Six of those singles titles and two in doubles have come at the U.S. Open in New York, which starts Aug. 29.