The United States advances to the Fed cup finals but Serena Williams faced a shocking defeat in the Fed Cup singles match. Sevastova ended Williams’ unbeaten run of 14-0 mark in singles in her Fed Cup history. Sevastova avenges her loss of 2018 US Open semifinals by defeating Serena 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (4). Serena Williams was defeated for the first time in a Fed Cup singles match and it was up to Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands to take the US into the finals. Serena debuted in Fed Cup back in 1999and was unbeaten since then.
Serena Williams is immensely talented and a renowned name in the world tennis circle. She is 38, born on 26 September 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan. Serena along with her sister Venus Williams started playing tennis at the age of 4. They soon joined the tennis academy of Rick Macciwho polished their skill and talent. In 1995 she started her professional career with the rank of 305.
She defeated world No. 7 and world No. 4 to zoom into the 100. In 1998 she set up a record winning the mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon and the US Open. In 1999, she participated in doubles with her sister to win the French Open & Us Open. She emerged as the winner in the finals of the US Open Grand Slam singles outplaying Martina Hingis. She ended the year placed at 4th spot in the world ranking.
In 2000, the Williams sisters won the Wimbledon title followed by a gold medal in Sydney Olympics. In 2002, she went on to win the French Open, the Wimbledon and the U.S Open defeating her sister in all the grand slam finals. In 2003, she held the rare record of winning all the Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously. Serena married Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian in 2017.