Serena Williams: US Open Record | Results | Titles | Finals | History | Stats

Six-time US Open champion Serena Williams bid farewell to the beautiful game of tennis as she participates in her last tournament after announcing her retirement. 

Serena, who has endured a big reputation over the years as one of the greatest players to grace the game, will bow out in front of her home crowd in the upcoming US Open that starts on Monday.

  • Serena Williams has played in record 10 US Open finals, winning on six occasions and being runners-up on four occasions
  • Serena is on 23 career Grand Slams, one behind Margaret Court’s record of 24
  • The former World No.1 will face Danka Kovinić of Montenegro in the first round of the US Open

Serena Williams at US Open 

Over the years US Open has seen outright domination from the Williams as both Serena and Venus Williams have had their moments. 

Participating in her 25th US Open, over the years Serena has played in 10 finals at the Arthur Ash Stadium, winning on six occasions while losing four finals. Her first triumph in the US Open came in 1999 as she beat Martina Hingis in the final.

In an extraordinary set of finals in 2001 and 2022, it was the Williams sisters who glittered the stage. While Serena lost the first final, she exacted revenge in the next on her sister in the 2002 showpiece. 

Serena would later manage to win four more titles, three of which came in three consecutive years from 2012 to 2014. Overall she has won 106 matches while losing 14 matches at the US Open, which comprises 14 semifinal appearances.

Most US Open Titles in Open Era

 Serena Williams (USA)61999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chris Evert (USA)61975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982
Steffi Graf41988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996
Martina Navratilova41983, 1984, 1986, 1987

Serena Williams: Record in US Open finals

Ever since making her first US Open final appearance in 1999, Serena Williams has gone on to play in nine more finals. 

While there have been controversial defeats for Serena against Naomi Osaka and Samantha Stosur, she has also brought her ‘A-Game’ into play to dominate opponents like  Martina Hingis, Victoria Azarenka, and Caroline Wozniacki.

Serena also enjoyed a special run at the finals when she played and won three consecutive finals between 2012 and 2014, just a glimpse of how she dominated hard-court tennis. While circumstances will be against the US sensation this time around, she will still fancy her chances of going all the way.

List of US Open finals of Serena Williams

1999Serena WilliamsMartina Hingis6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2001Venus WilliamsSerena Williams6–2, 6–4
2002Serena WilliamsVenus Williams6–4, 6–3
2008Serena WilliamsJelena Janković6–4, 7–5
2011Samantha StosurSerena Williams6–2, 6–3
2012Serena WilliamsVictoria Azarenka6–2, 2–6, 7–5
2013Serena WilliamsVictoria Azarenka7–5, 6–7(6–8), 6–1
2014Serena WilliamsCaroline Wozniacki6–3, 6–3
2018Naomi OsakaSerena Williams6–2, 6–4
2019Bianca AndreescuSerena Williams6–3, 7–5

Can Serena bow out on high?

While it looks like the trophy-laden career will get over sooner rather than later, it cannot be denied that Serena still possesses the champion's credentials. 

Winning the US Open will be a tough ask for Serena Williams but if she does manage to go all the way she will equal Margaret Court’s tally of 24 Grand Slams. 

However, realistically it looks like Margaret’s record will stay intact, as a win looks unlikely. So it remains to be seen how the 23-time Grand Slam champions are out of the game as she hangs out her rackets for one last time.

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