As a team, she and Venus have the third most women's doubles grand slam titles, behind the 18 titles of Natasha Zvereva (14 with Gigi Fernández) and the record 20 titles won by Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver.Williams is also a five-time winner of the WTA Tour Championships in the singles division.Experiences of racism also drove this experience, as Richard Williams had heard white parents talk about the Williams sisters in a derogatory manner during tournaments.In 1995, when Williams was in the ninth grade, her father pulled his daughters out of Macci's academy and, from then on, took over all coaching at their home.She also holds the all-time record for the most women's singles matches won at the Grand Slams with 316 matches.Williams has won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, all with her sister Venus, and the pair are unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles finals.
I think for Venus and I, we just attempted a different road, and it worked for us." as is her double-handed backhand. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. On her sixth occasion, she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf for the most consecutive weeks as No. Some commentators, players and sports writers regard her as the greatest female tennis player of all time.1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 20. Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined amongst active players.She has won an all-time record of 13 Grand Slam singles titles on hard court.Williams holds the Open Era record for most titles won at the Australian Open (7) and shares the Open Era record for most titles won at the US Open with Chris Evert (6).Her total of 23 Grand Slam singles titles marks the record for the most Grand Slam wins by a tennis player in the Open Era, She is the only tennis player in history (man or woman) to have won singles titles at least six times in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments, and the only player ever to have won two Grand Slams seven times each (7 Wimbledon titles and 7 Australian Open titles).She is also the only tennis player to have won 10 Grand Slam singles titles in two separate decades.Williams's parents wanted their daughter to wait until she was 16 to participate in professional tournaments.However, in 1995 just after turning 14, Williams planned to make her professional debut as a wild-card entry in the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland, California, but was denied by the WTA due to age-eligibility restrictions of the organization.In recent years, Williams has shown an ability to serve aces at critical moments.One of these instances was the 2013 French Open final, where in the last game of the match, she fired three aces, including one which clocked at 123 mph (198 km/h) on match point.