To celebrate Serena Williams' historic 22nd Grand Slam title, is going to run down 22 of the more memorable numbers from a truly remarkable career...
WTA Staff

LONDON, England - On Saturday afternoon Serena Williams tied Steffi Graf's long-standing Open Era record of 22 Grand Slam titles with victory over Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final.

To celebrate the historic feat, is going to run down 22 of the more memorable numbers from a truly remarkable career...

750,000 - The amount in dollars Serena received for winning her first major, the 1999 US Open; the prize money for victory at this year's Wimbledon was around $2,590,000

346 - It has taken Serena 346 matches to win her 22 majors; Graf won her 22nd title (1999 Roland Garros) in her 303rd match

304 - Serena has the second-most Grand Slam match wins in Open Era with 304 (Martina Navratilova 306)

83 - At all four Grand Slam tournaments, Serena has an 83% or better winning percentage: Australian Open (74-10, 88%), Roland Garros (60-12, 83%, Wimbledon 66-10, 90%), US Open (84-10, 89%)

79 - Serena has won nearly 79% of her 28 Grand Slam finals. Her only defeats came at the 2001 US Open (to Venus Williams), 2004 Wimbledon (to Maria Sharapova), 2008 Wimbledon (to Venus Williams), 2011 US Open (to Sam Stosur), 2016 Australian Open (to Kerber) and 2016 Roland Garros (to Garbiñe Muguruza). This is the second-best winning percentage in the Open Era after Court (11-1)

64 - Remarkably, Serena has won more than a third of the 64 Grand Slams that she has contested

30 - Nine of Serena's 22 majors have come after turning 30; by winning the Wimbledon final, Williams (who is 34 years and 287 days old at the end of the tournament) also broke her own record as the oldest Open Era Grand Slam champion

22 - She has now equaled Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 Grand Slam titles and moved within touching distance of Margaret Court's all-time leading tally of 24

20 - Since Serena lifted the 1999 US Open, 20 different women have tasted Grand Slam success

18 - The age Serena won her first Grand Slam title, at the 1999 US Open 

16 - Serena has the longest winning span between majors of any woman in the Open Era at 16 years and 10 months between 1999 US Open and 2016 Wimbledon (Chris Evert, Navratilova and Graf had 12-year spans)

14 - Of her 22 Slam final victories, 14 have come in straight sets

12 - This fortnight Serena was playing her 22nd major as the No.1 seed. She has won 12 of them

9 - Nine of Serena's Grand Slam titles have come alongside current coach Patrick Mouratoglou

8 - Serena won eight straight Grand Slam singles finals between 2012 Wimbledon and 2015 Wimbledon; losses on each side were 2011 US Open (Samantha Stosur) and 2016 Australian Open (Kerber)

7 - Victory over Kerber brought Serena her seventh title at Wimbledon - her most successful Grand Slam venue; she has six titles at both the Australian and US Opens, and three at Roland Garros

6 - Serena has successfully defended major titles on six occasions during her career: 2003 Wimbledon, 2010 Australian Open, 2010 Wimbledon, 2013 US Open, 2014 US Open, 2016 Wimbledon

5 - Against Top 5-seeds at Grand Slams Serena has a better record than any other player in the Open Era (minimum five matches), winning 26 and losing just four

4 - On two separate occasions in her career, Serena has held all four Slams simultaneously - 2014 US Open to 2015 Wimbledon, and 2002 Roland Garros to 2003 Australian Open

3 - Third time's a charm: before Saturday, the only woman in tennis history who had won the third major of a year after losing in the first two finals - as Williams has now done - was Navratilova in 1987

2 - Just two of Serena's 22 major final wins have come over left-handers (2015 Roland Garros - Lucie Safarova, 2016 Wimbledon - Kerber)

1 - Serena's only victory at a major as an unseeded player came at the 2007 Australian Open, when she had slipped to No.81 following a series of injuries.

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