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Tell us! Is Serena Williams the greatest tennis player of all time?

Last updated on: July 10, 2016 00:08 IST

Serena Williams

American Serena Williams was third time lucky as she finally equalled Steffi Graf’s long-standing record of 22 Grand Slam wins after defeating Germany's Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

Apart from this record, the World No 1 has broken and set many other marks throughout her career.

Here is a quick glimpse of Serena Williams's professional era records, facts that make her a great champion:

- By winning a 22nd grand slam title, the American drew level with Steffi Graf at the top the standings

- At 34, she is the oldest woman to win a major

- She’s won nine grand slam titles since turning 30. Margaret Court and Martina Navratilova won three majors each after turning 30.

- She has the longest winning span between majors -- 16 years 10 months between 1999 US Open and 2016 Wimbledon. (Chris Evert, Navratilova and Graf had 12-year spans)

- Tops the prize money list with more than $80 million. Maria Sharapova is next on the list with $36.8 million.

These figures prove beyond doubt that the World No 1 is one of the greatest ever players of the modern era to grace the tennis courts world over. 

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