By Chris Oddo/ Sunday, October 27, 2013
With her title in Istanbul, Serena Williams capped off a remarkable season. Join us as we go inside the numbers of Serena's amazing 2013.
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Winning the WTA Championships for a fourth time was the cherry on top of Serena Williams' amazing 2013 campaign. Let's take a look back at some of the mindblowing milestones that Serena accomplished this season.
1. New Prize Money Record
With her title in Istanbul, Serena finishes the season with $12,385,572 in prize money. That number is over $4 million above the previous record. According to the WTA, only 26 players have earned $10.8 million in their whole careers. Williams beat that by $1.5 million in one season!
2. 16th and 17th Grand Slam Titles
Serena's all tied up with Roger Federer and just one Slam away from Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.
3. Most Matches Played, Career
In a year that she turned 32, Williams played more than 80 matches for the first time in her career. Amazing.
4. Became the Oldest Player to Hold the No. 1 Ranking
Serena took over the WTA's top spot again on Feb. 17, becoming the oldest player in WTA history to do so.
5. Career-Best Titles
Williams notched her 11th title Sunday in Istanbul, and she is just the 10th player iin Open Era WTA history to have won 10 or more.
6. Earned Largest Single Prize Money Purse in Tennis History
Williams' $3.6 million payout at this year's U.S. Open is the largest in tennis history (tied with Rafael Nadal).
7. Had Career-Best Winning Streak
Williams reached 34 consecutive wins before falling to Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon.
8. Hit the 600-Win Plateau
Williams won her 600th career match at Wimbledon this year. She is one of two active players to have won as many. Her sister Venus is the other.
9. Achieved Career-Best Winning Percentage
Williams finished the season at 78-4, a winning percentage of .951, which is good for ninth all-time among WTA players.
10. Moved Into Seventh on the All-Time Title List
Williams passed Monica Seles (53), Lindsay Davenport (55) and Virginia Wade (55) on the WTA's all-time title list, reaching 57 titles in Istanbul