Serena Williams Hot Awards

Serena Williams Hot Awards

Career Earnings

1995 $240

1997 $27,950

1998 324,974

1999 $2,605,102

2000 $1,026,818

2001 $2,136,263

2002 $3,935,668

2003 $2,504,871

2004 $2,251,798

2005 $1,076,226

2006 $131,705

2007 $2,102,642

2008 $3,641,548

Career* $21,750,782

Serena Williams finished 2007 ranked World No. 7 and won two singles titles, her best performance in both aspects since 2004. She was also the top-ranked American for the first time since 2003.

Serena Williams began the year by stating that she had no doubt she would be World No. 1 again, a comment that attracted criticism in the press from Pat Cash.

Serena Williams competed at the tournament in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia as a warm-up for the Australian Open. However, she lost to unseeded Sybille Bammer of Austria in the quarterfinals. Serena Williams was unseeded at the Australian Open because of her World No. 81 ranking and was widely regarded as "out of shape". In the third round, however, Serena Williams defeated fifth-seeded Nadia Petrova, which was her first win over a top 10 player since defeating Lindsay Davenport in the 2005 Australian Open final. In the quarterfinals, Serena Williams was two points from losing to Shahar Pe'er before prevailing and then defeated tenth-seeded Nicole Vaidišová in the semifinals in straight sets. In the final, Serena Williams defeated top-seeded Maria Sharapova in straight sets to win her third Australian Open singles title, her eighth Grand Slam singles title, and her sixteenth Grand Slam title overall. Serena Williams dedicated the title to her deceased sister Yetunde. Her performance in the final was described by as "one of the best performances of her career" and by BBC Sport as "arguably the most powerful display ever seen in women's tennis". Her ranking rose to World No. 14 as a result of the win.


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