With the Paris crown at the age of 33, Serena set a new benchmark for present and upcoming tennis players. Her stunning peerless career crowned her as a 'queen of the court'.

At her age when most of the tennis players start thinking about the possibility of retirement, she is not only competing at the top level against the younger counterparts but also ruling the tennis rankings for long.

Williams wrapped up her third French Open title - irrespective of it being her least productive grand slam. The American tenis star along Patrick Mouratoglou won seven grand slams out of 12.

By any measure, it is a fantastic record and it makes Williams one of the most successful players of all time. At this rate, Steffi Graf’s Open-era record of 22 may be equalled in the US Open later this year and even the all-time record of 24, held by Margaret Court, looks in serious danger.

Here are few facts that tell why Serena Williams is queen of tennis court:

1. She is the eldest (33 years) woman tennis player to win the Grand Slam.
2. Till date, her powerful service is formidable which is supported by her athletic physique.

3. She is just four grand slams away from all time record of 24 held by Margaret Court.

4. Serena won 78 of 82 matches she played in 2013, which is a record.

5. She has won 11 straight grand slam matches against top-10 opponents.

6. Serena has the same winning percentage in her last 23 matches against top-10 players.

7. In all the tournaments, Serena has won 50 of her last 56 matches.                       

8. The world number one is on a 15-match winning streak against top-five players in the grand slams.

9. Over the past eight years, Serena won 20 of the 22 matches against players ranked numbers 1 or 2.
10. The Williams sisters have won 27 grand slams in total.

11.  Serena's last lost in a major final was at the 2011 United States Open.

12.  She defeated 11 different players, in 23 grand slam finals, including her sister Venus.

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