Serena Williams, 40, Adds Yet Another Milestone in her Career Despite Being on the Sidelines

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The WTA 2021 end of the year rankings are out and for Williams, injuries hampered her 2021 season, which forced her to retire from her first-round match at the Wimbledon Championships.

 

The painful first-round retirement at Wimbledon, which led to her leaving the court in tears, turned out to be Williams’ last match of the year. Since then, the American has been recovering from her injury.

 

 

Serena Williams adds another feather in her cap
As a result, Williams, who was ranked within the Top-10 for almost the entirety during the first half of the season, nose-dived 33 spots in the rankings thereafter.

 

 

However, despite an injury-plagued season, Williams can probably take solace at a statistic released by the WTA. At 40 years, Williams is the oldest woman in the Top-100 WTA rankings.

 

 

Serena Williams, 40, Adds Yet Another Milestone in her Career Despite Being on the Sidelines

Another milestone in her long list of achievements. Also,  the 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has finished the season as the World No.41

 

 

Looking at the 2021 end of the year rankings, the Australian tennis star Ashleigh Barty has ended the season as the World No.1 for the third consecutive year. She joins Stefanie Graf, Martina Navratilova, Serena Williams, and Chris Evert as the only players to finish as the year-end No.1 for three consecutive years.

 

 

Serena Williams, 40, Adds Yet Another Milestone in her Career Despite Being on the Sidelines

Garbine Muguruza, who finished the season by lifting her maiden WTA Finals trophy, ends the 2021 season as the World No.3, her highest ranking in over three years.

 

 

Serena Williams, 40, Adds Yet Another Milestone in her Career Despite Being on the Sidelines

Fellow Spaniard, Paula Badosa, joins Muguruza in the Top-10 rankings as she finishes the season ranked No.8. Interestingly, two Spanish women have ended the year inside the Top-10 for the first time since 2000 when Conchita Martinez (No.5) and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (No.9) both finished in the Top 10.

 

 

Serena Williams, 40, Adds Yet Another Milestone in her Career Despite Being on the Sidelines

Probably, the biggest omission from the 2021 Top-10 year-end rankings is the 4-time Grand Slam champion, Naomi Osaka. After her third-round exit at the US Open, Osaka took an indefinite break from tennis and finishes the season as the World No.13.

 

 

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