Williams has won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, all with her sister Venus, and the pair are unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles finals.

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.

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 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.

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1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 20. Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined among active players.

Her 39 major titles puts her joint-third on the all-time list and second in the Open Era: 23 in singles, 14 in women's doubles, and two in mixed doubles.

She is also, together with her sister Venus, the most recent player to have held all four Grand Slam women's doubles titles simultaneously (2009–10).

Her total of 23 Grand Slam singles titles marks the record for the most Grand Slam tournament wins in the Open Era She has won an all-time record of 13 Grand Slam singles titles on hard court.

She is the most recent female player to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously (2002––15) and the third player to achieve this twice, after Rod Laver and Graf.

She is also the most recent player to have won a Grand Slam title on each surface (hard, clay and grass) in one calendar year (2015).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).She also holds the all-time record for the most women's singles matches won at majors with 343 matches.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.When asked in 2000 whether having followed the normal path of playing regularly on the junior circuit would have been beneficial, Williams responded: "Everyone does different things.Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan, to Oracene Price and Richard Williams, and is the youngest of Price's five daughters: half-sisters Yetunde, Lyndrea, and Isha Price, and full older sister Venus.