In honor of her milestone 20th Grand Slam title, check out 20 of the freshest stats on Serena Williams. Has anyone else won each of the Grand Slams three or more times?
WTA Staff

PARIS, France - Serena Williams is a stats lover's dream. She keeps piling on the numbers as she wins and wins, setting records left, right and center - and she keeps creeping up on all the other ones.

In honor of her 20th Grand Slam title, here are 20 of the freshest stats about the World No.1:

1) Serena is the third player in tennis history, male or female, to win 20 majors (Margaret Court won 24, Steffi Graf won 22). To put that in perspective, all four events have been "majors" since the 1920s.

2) Serena is the first woman to win three straight majors since herself during her famed Serena Slam (when she won four majors in a row from the French Open in 2002 to the Australian Open in 2003).

3) Serena is the first woman to win the Australian-French Open double since 2001 (Jennifer Capriati).

4) Serena is just nine days off the record for oldest woman to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era, winning the 2015 French Open at 33 years and 254 days (Martina Navratilova was 33 years and 263 days when she won Wimbledon in 1990). Serena will break the record if she wins any other major.

5) Serena rallied from a set down to win four of her seven matches during the tournament, the first time she's ever done that (against Anna-Lena Friedsam in the second round, Victoria Azarenka in the third round, WTA Rising Star Sloane Stephens in the fourth round and Timea Bacsinszky in the semifinals).

6) Serena went to three sets in five of her seven matches during the tournament, the most three-setters she's played en route to a Grand Slam title in her entire career (in addition to the four comebacks from a set down, she also went to three sets against Lucie Safarova in the final, 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-2).

7) Serena is 12-0 in three-setters this year and has actually won her last 15 in a row - the last time she lost a three-setter was to Venus Williams in the Montréal semifinals last August (6-7(2), 6-2, 6-3).

8) Serena has still only lost once to a lefty at a Grand Slam (Ekaterina Makarova in Australia in 2012).

9) Serena is now 240-7 in Grand Slams in her career when she wins the first set.

10) Serena's even got a winning record in Grand Slams when she loses the first set: 33-32.

11) Serena's now 32-1 this year, the only loss coming to Petra Kvitova in the Madrid semifinals.

12) Serena is now 69-4 on clay since coming back from her year-long injury and illness lay-off in 2011 (the only losses coming to Virginie Razzano, Jana Cepelova, Garbiñe Muguruza and Kvitova).

13) Serena has three French Opens, most among active players (Maria Sharapova is next with two).

14) Serena has 12 WTA clay court titles, most among active players (Sharapova is next with 11).

15) Serena's win over Azarenka in the third round made her the first woman in the Open Era to have 50 match wins at every Grand Slam (and Roger Federer is the only man in the Open Era to do it).

16) Serena now has 273 career match wins at Grand Slams - the fourth-most in the Open Era, and creeping up on the third-most (Navratilova had 306, Chris Evert had 299 and Graf had 278).

17) Serena is just the second player in the Open Era to have won each of the Grand Slams three or more times, with six Australian Opens, three French Opens, five Wimbledons and six US Opens (Graf is the only other player to achieve the feat, with four, six, seven and five, respectively).

18) Serena has been winning majors for more than 15 and a half years now, the time between her first (1999 US Open) and most recent (2015 French Open) majors. Before this, the longest Grand Slam winning span in the Open Era was a three-way tie between Evert, Navratilova and Graf at 12 years.

19) Serena now has 67 WTA titles, tied for sixth-most in the Open Era with the great Billie Jean King (the Top 5 are Navratilova-167, Evert-154, Graf-107, Court-92 and Evonne Goolagong Cawley-68).

20) She'll keep trying to pile on the numbers at Wimbledon - her next scheduled event. Stay tuned!


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