Serena Williams earns highest ranking position since July 2017
The 39-year-old Serena Williams has returned into the top-10 following the Australian Open semi-final run, standing as the world's seventh-best player and occupying the highest position since July 2017!
Following an injury at last year's Roland Garros, Serena did her best to recover in time for the Australian Open and chase the eighth Melbourne crown in the past two weeks. Delivering her best tennis since returning in 2018, Serena defeated five rivals to reach the semis, including triumphs over Aryna Sabalenka and Simona Halep that raised her confidence!
Setting eyes on the elusive 24th Major trophy, Williams lost to Naomi Osaka in straight sets in the blockbuster semi-final, leaving Melbourne mighty disappointed. Serena made too many unforced errors against the young Japanese, wasted an early lead and fell short after reaching 4-4 in set number two.
With those points, Williams is back in the top-10 for the first time since November, playing on the highest level since giving birth to a daughter and hoping for more chances at Majors in the rest of the season.
At 39, Serena is the third-oldest player with the WTA ranking behind Greta Arn and her sister Venus, still competing with the same desire and always giving 100% on the court.