Serena Williams Comeback Journey


Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slam titles, one of which was captured while she was three months pregnant. Williams is one grand slam win away from the most Grand Slam titles in USTA history. She trails Margaret Court, who has 24 titles under her belt.

She is the only tennis player to win all four Grand Slam titles in a row. However, she does not have a calendar year under her belt. As the only woman to have more than 3 Grand Slam titles after age 30, she continued to break records in the professional tennis world until giving birth to her daughter in 2017. Complications led to an emergency c-section causing Williams to be bed-ridden for six weeks. This proved challenging for a record breaking athlete. 

After recovering from giving birth and being able to spend time with her then newborn daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohonian, Serena announced her much anticipated comeback to the game in 2018. In 2020, she won her first singles title since the birth of her daughter, the ASB Classic in New Zealand. (Pictured below)


Since Then, she has been on a tough road to full recovery. She attempted to make a comeback in this years’ US Open in New York City, but was forced to pull out due to a hamstring injury in the second round of play. This injury kept her out of the 2021 French Open draw as well.  

Even though she is not fully back at 100% yet, she still inspires young people and tennis players all over the world. Even here at Saint Joe, she inspires the boys and girls tennis teams’ to keep being great, and push through adversity in life, and especially in the game of tennis.