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Serena’s 100th Week At No.1

Nineteen players have held the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour‘s No.1 ranking, but only six of them had done it for 100 weeks – until now. Serena Williams became the seventh player ever to hit triple digits at the top this week.

Williams spent her first 57 weeks at No.1 from July 8, 2002 to August 10, 2003; it took her over five years to return to the top of the rankings but she did it, spending four more from September 8 to October 5, 2008; 11 more from February 2 to April 19, 2009; two more from October 12 to 25, 2009; and now, having returned there on November 2, 2009, her 26th straight (and 100th overall).

Williams is preceded in the ‘100 Club’ by fellow Tour legends Steffi Graf (377), Martina Navratilova (332), Chris Evert (260), Martina Hingis (209), Monica Seles (178) and the still active Justine Henin (117).

Williams is a 12-time Grand Slam champion, winning five Australian Opens (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010), one French Open (2002), three Wimbledons (2002, 2003, 2009) and three US Opens (1999, 2002, 2008).

Check out the full list of Weeks At No.1 in the Press Center.

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