She repeated this feat in 2017 when she was the only woman on Forbes' list of the 100 highest paid athletes with million in prize money and endorsements.She has won the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award four times (2003, 2010, 2016, 2018), and in December 2015, she was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine.While he and subsequently her mother, Oracene, have been the official coaches, other mentors who helped her learn the game included Richard Williams, a Compton man who shared her father's name and would go on to found The Venus and Serena Williams Tennis/Tutorial Academy.so that she could attend the tennis academy of Rick Macci; Macci began to provide additional coaching.
Richard stopped sending his daughters to national junior tennis tournaments when Williams was 10, since he wanted them to take it slow and focus on school work.
Her total of 23 Grand Slam singles titles marks the record for the most Grand Slam wins by a tennis player in the Open Era, She is the only tennis player in history (man or woman) to have won singles titles at least six times in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments, and the only player ever to have won two Grand Slams seven times each (7 Wimbledon titles and 7 Australian Open titles).
She is also the only tennis player to have won 10 Grand Slam singles titles in two separate decades.
She also holds the all-time record for the most women's singles matches won at the Grand Slams with 316 matches.
Williams has won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, all with her sister Venus, and the pair are unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles finals.
Williams then proceeded to win the next 4 games and defeated Azarenka.