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Women's Tennis: 5 unbreakable records of Serena Williams

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#2 Most Grand Slam wins after saving match points in the final

Serena Williams poses with the Rose Water Dish at the Wimbledon Winners Party 2009
Serena Williams poses with the Rose Water Dish at the Wimbledon Winners Party 2009

Very few players manage to win Grand Slam titles after saving match points during the course of the tournament. Of the few who managed to do so, they accomplish this once just once or at most twice.

But, Serena Williams is an outlier with regard to this too as she has won three Grand Slam titles after saving match points. She achieved this first at the 2003 Australian Open beating her sister Venus Williams in the final. She faced two match points in the second set before prevailing. It was a repeat performance by Serena in 2005 at the same Grand Slam as she again saved three match points against Maria Sharapova in her semi-final win.

At the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, Serena Williams played Russian Olympic Gold Medalist Elena Dementieva in the semi-final. She needed to save four match points in a contest which lasted over two hours to book her place in the final. In the final, she had a routine win over her sister - Venus Williams.

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