Serena Williams' quest for a 24th Grand Slam title ended with her earliest loss at a major tournament in five years.
Williams was outplayed in the third round of the French Open by 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin, who used clean, deep groundstrokes to put together the 6-2, 7-5 upset Saturday.
It was the second significant surprise in a matter of hours: Earlier in the day, No. 1 seed Naomi Osaka was eliminated 6-4, 6-2 by 42nd-ranked Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic. That ended Osaka's 16-match Grand Slam winning streak, which included titles at the U.S. Open final in September — when she beat Williams in the final — and at the Australian Open in January.
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Serena Williams ' quest for a 24th Grand Slam title ended with her earliest loss at a major tournament in five years. Williams was outplayed in the third That ended Osaka 's 16-match Grand Slam winning streak, which included titles at the U.S. Open final in September — when she beat Williams in the
Serena Williams has pulled out of the French Open with an Achilles injury ahead of her scheduled second-round match Naomi Osaka on raising awareness for racial injustice with her masks. Her withdrawal from the tournament means Pironkova, who lost to Williams in the US Open quarterfinals
Osaka was trying to become the first woman to win three consecutive major trophies since Williams grabbed four in a row in 2014-15, a run that was preceded by a second-round loss at Roland Garros and a third-round loss at Wimbledon.
Since those early-for-her defeats, Williams had won six of the 14 majors she entered to surpass Steffi Graf's professional-era record of 22 Grand Slam singles championships. With 23, Williams stands one away from Margaret Court's mark for the most in tennis history; Court played in both the professional and amateur eras.
Williams, who is 37, sat out four Slams in 2017-18 while she was off the tour to have a baby. Her first major tournament back was last year's French Open, where she withdrew before a fourth-round match because of a chest muscle injury. She went on to reach the finals of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, before wasting match points during a quarterfinal loss at the Australian Open.
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Naomi Osaka , the world No . 1 and the winner of the last two Grand Slam titles, and Serena Williams , who owns 23 major titles, both crashed out in the third round at Roland Garros . Saturday was not a good day for women's champions at the French Open . Naomi Osaka , the world No . 1 and the winner
Naomi Osaka on raising awareness for racial injustice with her masks. Time Out : Naomi Osaka draws and tries to come out of her shell. Williams has won the French Open three times, the last victory coming in 2015. In the second meeting between the pair in the space of a few weeks -- Williams beat Ahn in the first round of the US Open -- it was the world No.101 who started the fastest.
Williams came to Paris having played only four matches since then; she withdrew from two tournaments because of an injured left knee and another because of illness.
She struggled through her opening match at the French Open, which she has won three times, and again against the 35th-ranked Kenin, who never before had made it to the round of 16 at a major.
But Kenin played quite well, never showing a trace of nerves. It was Williams whose strokes were off-target: Her 34 unforced errors were twice as many as Kenin's total.
Remarkably, Kenin broke Williams four times, while only ceding one of her own service games.
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Yet again pushing the boundaries to be stylish on the court, Serena Williams dressed in a zebra-striped outfit at the 2019 French Open. The black-and-white outfit featured a crop top, miniskirt and a zip-up jacket that looked like a cape. It has a hidden message with the French words for "Championne" (Champion), "Reine" (Queen), "Deesse" (Goddess) and "Mere" (Mother), intertwined in the pattern. The outfit has been banned from future tournaments.
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In an interview with Business Insider before the ban, Serena said “It (the jacket) talks about me being a mom and me being a queen, as all women are champion. It's positive reinforcement for me, and I kind of love that."
Champ's Camp look
Serena Williams attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on May 6 in New York.
Talking about her love of fashion
Imran Amed and Serena Williams speak onstage at the BoF West summit on April 26 in Century City, California.
Having a fashion moment
Serena Williams is seen on April 3 in New York.
Another tournament, another injury
Serena Williams defeated Rebecca Peterson of Sweden 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 on Day 5 of the Miami Open on March 22 in Miami Gardens, Florida. A left knee injury, however, forced her to withdraw from the tournament prior to her match with China's Wang Qiang, scheduled for March 25.
League of extraordinary players
Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Roger Federer applaud during the ribbon cutting ceremony on the new Stadium Court at the Hard Rock Stadium, during the Miami Open on March 20 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Megastar destroys 'bonehead' Serena nemesis
Whoopi Goldberg and Peter FitzSimons have formed an unlikely hit squad in the Serena Williams vs Dominic Thiem feud.
Illness ends her Indian Wells journey
Serena Williams receives medical attention for a viral infection during her match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the third round of the BNP Paribas Masters on March 10 in Indian Wells, California. Serena retired from the match as well as quit the tournament due to the same reason.
Serena Williams celebrates winning the first set against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their second round match on day five of the BNP Paribas Open on March 8 in Indian Wells, California. Serena won 7-5, 6-3.
Rocking at the Oscars
Serena Williams speaks onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24 in Hollywood, California.
Good morning everybody
Serena Williams smiles as she makes an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America," with anchor Robin Roberts on Jan. 31, 2019, in New York City.
Serena Williams reacts after losing to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during Day 10 of the Australian Open on Jan. 23, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. Serena lost 4-6, 6-4, 5-7.
Serena Williams plays a forehand in her quarterfinal match against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during the 2019 Australian Open.
Anna Wintour, left, and Serena Williams attend the VIP dinner for WIRED's 25th anniversary on Oct. 14, in San Francisco.
It's a good time to talk
Serena Williams appears on stage during the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Oct. 12 in Philadelphia.
For honoring Serena
Kelly Rowland, Serena Williams and Nicole Scherzinger attend The Imagine Ball honoring Serena Williams and benefiting Imagine LA on Sept. 23, in Los Angeles.
When emotions ran high
Serena Williams cries while standing next to Naomi Osaka of Japan at the trophy presentation after the women’s final of US Open, on Sept. 8, 2018 in New York. Serena lost 6-2, 6-4.
Serena Williams yells at chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the women's final against Naomi Osaka of Japan at US Open, on Sept. 8, 2018 in New York.
Flies off the handle
Serena Williams smashes her racquet while playing against Naomi Osaka of Japan during their Women's Singles Finals match at the US Open on Sept. 8, 2018 in New York.
Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Karolina Pliskova (not seen) of Czech Republic during their women's singles quarter-finals match at the US Open, on Sept. 4, 2018 in New York. Serena won 6-4, 6-3.
Serena Williams embraces with sister Venus Williams after the Women's Singles round three match at the US Open, on Aug. 31, 2018 in New York. Serena won 6-1, 6-2.
How to rock a tulle skirt
Serena Williams in action against Magda Linette of Poland in the first round of the US Open on Aug. 27 in New York City.
A friendly badminton battle
Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal attend Invitational Badminton Tournament at Lotte New York Palace on Aug. 23, 2018.
Williams advances on a short volley over the net during a WTA singles round against Johanna Konta in San Jose on July 31, 2018.
Black catsuit controversy
The black bodysuit that Serena Williams wore at the 2018 French open has been banned from future tournaments said Bernard Giudicelli, president of the French Tennis Federation. “It will no longer be accepted,” he told Tennis magazine. “I believe we have sometimes gone too far. You have to respect the game and the place.”
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Williams brushed off the controversy while at the U.S. Open on Aug 25, 2018 saying, “Everything’s fine, guys.”
I will return
Serena Williams waves to the crowd after being defeated by Angelique Kerber in the women's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on July 14, 2018.
Coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Serena Williams confer as she practices on court during training for the Wimbledon on June 28, 2018 in London.
Being an inspiration
Serena Williams attends the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tennis on The Thames evening reception at OXO2 on June 28, 2018 in London. The event was held to honor the powerful imprint female sporting legends and rising stars have made on the world, both on and off the tennis court.
Pretty in Pink
Serena Williams takes a selfie at an event to launch a national street art campaign with Allstate Foundation Purple Purse to make domestic violence and financial abuse visible on June 20, 2018 in New York.
Serena Williams speaks during a press conference in Paris on June 4, 2018. An injury forced Williams to withdraw from the French Open before her fourth-round match against Maria Sharapova.
Sisters in sync
Venus Williams and Serena Williams gesture prior to their women's doubles first-round match against Japan's Shuko Aoyama and Miyu Kato, at the French Open on May 30, 2018 in Paris. The sisters won 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
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Back in business
Serena Williams in action against Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles competition at the French Open on May 29, 2018 in Paris. Williams won 7-6, 6-4 in her first Grand Slam match since giving birth.
Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian arrive at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on May 19, 2018.
Stealing the show
Serena Williams is interviewed by host Jimmy Fallon on April 25, 2018.
A life less ordinary
Gigi Hadid, left, Serena Williams, center, and Bella Hadid attend the HBO New York premiere of 'Being Serena' on April 25, 2018 in New York.
Laying the groundwork
(From left to right) Mark Sharpiro, Serena Williams, Stephen Ross and James Blake pose at the groundbreaking ceremony of the future home of the Miami Open on March 18, 2018 at Hard Rock Stadium in Key Biscayne, Fla.
Return of the Queen
Serena Williams clenches her fist while playing Zarina Diyas during the BNP Paribas Open on March 8, 2018 in California. Williams won 7-5, 6-3.
The love for tennis runs in the family
Serena Williams, left, watches the action with with husband Alexis Ohanian, top right, and their baby, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., during the Fed Cup on Feb. 10, 2018, in Asheville, N.C.
Stunning in black and gold
Serena Williams speaks onstage at Glamour's Women of The Year Awards on Nov. 13, 2017 in New York.
A standing ovation for Venus
Serena Williams applauds her sister's victory after Venus Williams won against Elise Mertens of Belgium during the French Open on June 2, 2017 in Paris.
Gracing Met Gala
Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York.
Serena Williams waves to the crowd as she leaves the court with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning the 2017 Australian Open Women's Singles Final against Venus Williams on Jan. 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.
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Serena Williams poses with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy alongside Venus Williams posing with the runners up plate after the 2017 Australian Open Women's Singles Final on Jan. 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.
For the community
Serena Williams and Venus Williams watch performances at the Venus and Serena Williams Court of Champions dedication ceremony during Healthy Compton 2016 Community Festival on Nov. 12, 2016, in Compton, California.
Out of the Open
Serena Williams reacts during the second set of her match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on day eleven of the 2016 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sept. 8, 2016, in New York. She lost to Pliskova in straight sets.
Serena Williams reacts during her third round singles match against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, on Aug. 9, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro. Williams lost the match and a chance at a medal.
Grand slam No. 22
Serena Williams, left, holds the winner's trophy after beating Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon singles final on July 9, 2016. Williams tied Steffi Graf's Open era record with her 22nd Grand Slam title.
Moment of victory
Serena Williams celebrates victory over Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final on July 9, 2016.
Serena Williams returns a shot against Angelique Kerber during their Wimbledon finals match on July 9, 2016. Williams won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3.
Loss to Muguruza
Runner-up Serena Williams and champion Garbine Muguruza pose with the trophies following their French Open finals match on June 4, 2016.
Reaching at Roland
Serena Williams returns the ball to Netherlands' Kiki Bertens during their women's semi-final match at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 3, 2016.
Bent on return
Serena Williams returns the ball to France's Kristina Mladenovic during their women's third round match at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on May 28, 2016.
Serena Williams takes a selfie as she holds the trophy after beating Madison Keys 7-6, 6-3, in the final match of the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Sunday, May 15, 2016.
Serena Williams does the splits after returning a shot to Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in a final at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Indian Wells, Calif. Azarenka won 6-4, 6-4.
Serena Williams, left, jokes as Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, right, poses with the trophy after a finals match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Indian Wells, Calif.
Out for the Oscars
Tennis player Serena Williams arrives at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 28, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
A photograph of American professional tennis player Serena Williams taken for the 2016 Pirelli Calendar, on display at an exhibition titled "THE CAL: Pirelli Calendar 2016. Annie Leibovitz" as part of Photobiennale 2016 at the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow on Feb. 9, 2016.
Angelique Kerber of Germany is presented with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning the Women's Singles Final against Serena Williams during day 13 of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Jan. 30, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. Serena lost 4-6, 6-3, 4-6.
Swinging at Sharapova
Serena Williams returns a shot during her quarterfinal match against Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open on Jan. 26, 2016. Williams won 6-4, 6-1.
Serena Williams reacts during her quarterfinal match against Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open on Jan. 26, 2016.
Time for coaching
Serena Williams sits on her racquet as she talks to her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, during a practice session at the Australian Open on Jan. 14, 2016.
Laughing after loss
Caroline Wozniacki, left, and Serena Williams laugh after Wozniacki's victory in their Champions Battle exhibition match in Herning, Denmark on Nov. 26, 2015.
Serena Williams arrives for the "Glamour Women of the Year Awards" in New York on Nov. 9, 2015.
Slam slips away
Serena Williams chases down a drop shot from Roberta Vinci, of Italy, during a semifinal match at the U.S. Open on Sept. 11, 2015, in New York. Williams lost the match 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, ending her chance to win the grand slam.
Beating big sis
Venus Williams, left, greets sister Serena Williams after their match at the U.S. Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 8, 2015, in New York. Serena won the quarterfinal match 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.
Time for the fans
Serena Williams signs autographs for her fans following her match on day three of the U.S. Open on Sept. 2, 2015, in New York.
On the red carpet with Rosie
Serena Williams and Rosie Perez attend the 2nd Annual Delta OPEN Mic With Serena Williams on Aug. 26, 2015, in New York City.
Another one for the trophy case
Serena Williams holds the Rookwood Cup after defeating Simona Halep in the finals of the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament on Aug. 23, 2015, at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati.
Victory in Cincinnati
Serena Williams returns a shot to Simona Halep of Romania en route to winning their championship matchup in the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center on Aug. 23, 2015, in Cincinnati.
Dancing with the Djoker
Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic dance on stage at the Champions Dinner at the Guild Hall on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 12, 2015, in London.
Serena Slam No. 2
Serena Williams holds up the trophy after winning the Wimbledon final against Garbine Muguruza of Spain on July 11, 2015, in London. Williams won 6-4, 6-4, to claim her 21st grand slam title and fourth in a row.
Reaching new heights
Serena Williams makes a return to Garbine Muguruza of Spain during the Wimbleon final on July 11, 2015, in London.
More Sharapova domination
Serena Williams celebrates after winning her match against Maria Sharapova, 6-2, 6-4, at Wimbledon on July 9, 2015, in London.
Serena Williams walks past two ball boys as she plays Maria Sharapova of Russia during their Wimbledon semifinals match on July 9, 2015, in London.
Hanging on for the win
Serena Williams celebrates match point in her third-round match against Heather Watson at Wimbledon on July 3, 2015.Williams needed three sets (6-2, 4-6, 7-5) to defeat Watson.
Starting strong at Wimbledon
Serena Williams plays a shot during her match against Margarita Gasparyan at Wimbledon on June 29, 2015. Williams won 6-4, 6-1.
(From left) Martha Hunt, Kendall Jenner, Serena Williams, Taylor Swift, Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne perform onstage during The 1989 World Tour at Hyde Park on June 27, 2015 in London.
Celebrating with the little guy
Serena Williams looks at her dog, Chip, in the cloakroom after winning the French Open against Lucie Safarova on June 6, 2015, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Williams won 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 for her 20th career Grand Slam title.
Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Lucie Safarova of the Czech Repbulic in the championship match of the French Open tennis tournament on June 6, 2015, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Williams won 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 for her 20th career Grand Slam title.
Giving it her all
Serena Williams returns the ball to Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic during their championship match at the French Open tennis tournament on June 6, 2015, in Paris. Williams won 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 for her 20th career Grand Slam title.
Fighting through the illness
Serena Williams sits during a break in her match against Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland at the French Open tennis tournament on June 4, 2015, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Despite being ill, Williams won the match.
Serena Williams attends a photocall to promote the movie ‘Pixels’ on May 22, 2015, in Paris.
Serena Williams returns the ball to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament on May 6, 2015, in Madrid, Spain.
Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki chat during a charity event at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament on May 1, 2015, in Madrid, Spain.
Serena points the way
Serena Williams poses during a photo shoot on Crandon Beach during the Miami Open on April 4, 2015, in Key Biscayne, Fla.
Another tournament, another win
Serena Williams (center) shares a joke with former player and International Tennis Hall of Fame member Martina Navratilova as she holds the Butch Bucholz Trophy after her straight sets victory against Carla Suarez Navarro (left) of Spain in the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 4, 2015, in Key Biscayne, Fla.
Serena Williams stretches to play a backhand against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia during their fourth round match at the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 30, 2015, in Key Biscayne, Fla.
Serena Williams reacts to a point in her match against Monica Niculescu of Romania during the BNP Parisbas Open tennis tournament on March 13 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif. Williams won the match 7-5, 7-5 in her first appearance at the tournament since 2001.
An emotional Serena Williams arrives on court to play Monica Niculescu of Romania during day five of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament on March 13 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif. Williams returned to play in the tournament for the first time since 2001.
Ravishing in red
Serena Williams arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 22 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Shout it out
Serena Williams celebrates a point during a singles match against Maria Irigoyen as part of the Fed Cup 2015 at Pilara Tenis Club on Feb. 7 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Serena Williams, left, talks with her sister Venus during a training session ahead of the first round of their Fed Cup World Group II tennis match against Argentina on Feb. 5, 2015, in Buenos Aires.
No. 19 and counting
Serena Williams holds the trophy after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in the women's singles final at the Australian Open on Jan. 31, 2015, in Melbourne, Australia. It was Williams' 19th grand slam tournament title.
Winner Serena Williams, left, and runner-up Maria Sharapova of Russia wait for the trophy presentation after the women's singles final at the Australian Open on Jan. 31, 2015, in Melbourne, Australia. It was the 17th time Williams beat Sharapova in 19 career matches.
Reaching for new heights
Serena Williams of the U.S. stretches to hit a return to Garbine Muguruza of Spain during their women's singles fourth-round match at the Australian Open on Jan. 26, 2015, in Melbourne, Australia.
Professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, left, celebrates alongside Serena Williams after finishing in the Pro Women's division during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on Nov. 2, 2014 in New York City.
From one champion to another
Serena Williams, right, of the U.S. receives her trophy from former champion Billie Jean King after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the singles final at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Oct. 26, 2014.
Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates her victory against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during their WTA Finals singles tennis match in Singapore October 20, 2014. BING: WHEN WAS IVANOVIC RANKED NO. 1?
Eye on the ball
Serena Williams serves during her women's singles match against Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing September 29, 2014. BING: HOW MANY WTA TOUR TITLES HAS WILLIAMS WON?
Backhand in Beijing
Serena Williams plays a backhand in her match against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic during day six of the China Open at the National Tennis Center on Oct. 2, 2014 in Beijing, China. BING: MORE ON WILLIAMS
New York fashion
Anna Wintour and Serena Williams attend the Serena Williams Signature Statement Collection show during STYLE360 on Sept. 9, 2014 in New York City. BING: HOW MANY HANDBAGS DOES WILLIAMS OWN?
Serena Williams holds the U.S. Open tennis women's singles championship trophy during a visit to the 103rd floor of the Empire State Building on Sept. 8, 2014 in New York. BING: HOW MANY U.S. OPEN TITLES HAS WILLIAMS WON?
After winning her sixth U.S. Open on Sept. 7, 2014 in New York, Serena Williams poses with Martina Navratilova, left, and Chris Evert after defeating Caroline Wozniacki for the victory. The victory was Williams' 18th career Grand Slam title, which ties her with Navratilova and Evert at second on the all-time list, trailing only Steffi Graf's 22. BING: WHAT IS WILLIAMS RECORD IN GRAND SLAM FINALS?
Another U.S. Open victory
Serena Williams reacts after defeating Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, in the championship match of the U.S. Open on Sept. 7, 2014 in New York. It was Williams' sixth career U.S. Open victory and 18th Grand Slam singles title. BING: WHERE DID WILLIAMS AND WOZNIACKI PARTY AFTER THE TITLE MATCH?
All smiles in Cincinnati
Serena Williams poses during the trophy presentation after defeating Ana Ivanovic to win the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Aug. 17, 2014. BING: WHO DID WILLIAMS DEFEAT TO WIN HER FIRST GRAND SLAM TITLE?
Serena Williams returns to Angelique Kerber, of Germany, during the championship match of the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. BING: HOW MANY BANK OF THE WEST TITLES HAS WILLIAMS WON?
Court officials talk to Serena Williams and Venus Williams, left, of the U.S as they retire after 3 games from their women's doubles match against Kristina Barrois of Germany and Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, July 1, 2014. BING: WHAT EXPLANATION DID SERENA WILLIAMS GIVE FOR HER BIZARRE BEHAVIOR THAT DAY?
Early Wimbledon exit
Serena Williams reacts as she fails to reach a shot during her women's singles tennis match against Alize Cornet of France at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on June 28, 2014, in London. Willaims lost 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.
First round at Wimbledon
Serena Williams of the United States in action during her Ladies' Singles first round match against Anna Tatishvili of the United States during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships on June 24, 2014 in London, England.
Short trip to France
Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her women's singles match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 28, 2014.
Serena Williams reacts in the first set against Li Na in the finals of the Sony Open on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Key Biscayne, Fla. Williams won her seventh Sony title, 7-5, 6-1.
Down the stretch
Serena Williams of the United States stretches for a backhand against Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan during their second round match during day 4 at the Sony Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 20 in Key Biscayne, Florida.
Hoops for all
Serena Williams of the USA swings a hula Hoop with Frankie Sanchez of the Miami Cub Reporter during the Sony Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida.
Red carpet moment
Tennis player Serena Williams attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2 in West Hollywood, California.
Serena Williams of the United States signs autographs after winning her second round match against Vesna Dolonc of Serbia during day three of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.
Serena Williams reacts during her match against Ana Ivanovic on day seven of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne.
Serena Williams prepares to serve to Victoria Azarenka during the 2013 U.S. Open final. Williams won 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 for her 17th grand slam title.
Top-ranked Serena Williams shut out 18th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro, recording the first 6-0, 6-0 victory since 1989 at the 2013 U.S. Open.
Serena Williams crushes rival Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-1 in the fourth round of the 2013 U.S. Open.
Still on top
Serena Williams attends the annual pre-Wimbledon party at Kensington Roof Gardens on June 20, 2013 in London, England.
Serena Williams celebrates match point after defeating Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 to win the French Open on June 8, 2013. Williams' victory earned her a multiple slam in women's singles.
Getting a lift
Serena Williams celebrates with ball boys while holding on to her trophy after winning her final match against Maria Sharapova at the Madrid Open on May 12, 2013.
Serena Williams falls onto the court injuring her ankle in the first set, but continued her good form with a win over Edina Gallovits-Hall at the 2013 Australian Open.
Serena Williams smashes her racquet as she walks to her chair between games in her quarterfinal match against Sloane Stephens at the 2013 Australian Open. It was an all-American clash and the upset of the tournament when Stephens defeated Williams.
Serena Williams and her coach Patrick Mouratoglou watch Venus Williams in her first round match against Galina Voskoboeva during the 2013 Australian Open on January 14, 2013.
Jump for joy
Serena Williams jumps in the air with the winner’s trophy and celebrates after her win against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the 2012 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.
Serena Williams raises the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka 6–2, 2–6, 7–5 to win the 2012 U.S. Open.
London Olympics gold
Gold medalists Serena Williams and Venus Williams celebrate during the medal ceremony after winning the Women's Doubles Tennis at the 2012 London Olympics. The sisters won their third doubles gold medal, having already won in 2000 and 2008.
All eyes on the runway
British television presenter Alexa Chung, left, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, third from left, Serena Williams, third from right, and British tennis player Andy Murray, second from right, watch the presentation of the Burberry Prorsum 2011 Spring/Summer collection at London Fashion Week.
Reach for it
Serena Williams serves a ball to Russia's Elena Dementieva during their semifinal match at the 2009 Wimbledon tennis championships. Serena went on to defeat her sister Venus in the final 7–6 (7–3), 6–2.
Scream and shout
Serena Williams reacts during her match against Serbia's Jelena Jankovic at the 2007 Australian Open. Williams won in straight sets 6-3 6-2.
Having a moment
Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Serena Williams exchange glances during the trophy presentation after at the 1999 U.S. Open. Williams defeated Hingis 6-3, 7-3.
Serena, left, and Venus Williams look to return a shot against Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of Czech Republic during their gold medal match at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The sisters defended their 2008 Beijing gold medal, winning in straight sets.
Bad racket, good result
Holding her racket with broken strings, Serena Williams bursts out in joy after beating Justine Henin 6-3, 7-6 in their quarterfinal match of the WTA tennis world championship in the Olympic hall in Munich, Germany, on Nov. 2, 2001.
1999 US Open champs
Venus Williams, left, and Serena Williams laugh as they celebrate their doubles win at the 1999 U.S. Open. The Williams sisters defeated Sandrine Testud of France and Chandra Rubin of the United States 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 to win the title.
Focused on the serve
Serena Williams serves to compatriot Ashley Harkleroad during the JPMorgan Chase Open women's tennis tournament in Carson, California on August 9, 2006.
Serena Williams relaxes against a palm tree during a break from the Lipton Championships in Key Biscayne, Florida on March 25, 1998.
Out of the shadows
Serena Williams serves during the 1998 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris. 16-year-old Serena lost to Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Putting in work
A young Serena Williams in action on the tennis court in 1992.
Daddy's little girls
Richard Williams, center, with his daughters Venus, left, and Serena in Compton, CA in 1991.
Meeting the Reagans
Venus and Serena Williams enjoy a day with U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy at a Nancy Reagan Tennis Event in 1990.