wimbledon 2003

On this day in 1981 Serena Williams entered the world and would later become one of the most unstoppable forces in tennis. Throughout her career she has left a legacy of greatness; dominating the competition and activism; championing equal prize money for female tennis players, female empowerment, education, and bringing awareness to the issues of domestic violence, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and equality.
Just a few of her numerous accomplishments…….
– 7-time Wimbledon singles champion (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016)
– 6-time US Open singles champion (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014)
– 6-time Australian Open singles champion (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015)
– 3-time French Open singles champion (2002, 2013, 2015)
– 6-time Wimbledon doubles champion (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016)
– 4-time Australian Open doubles champion (2001, 2003, 2009, 2010)
– 2-time US Open doubles champion (1999, 2009)
– 2-time French Open doubles champion (1999, 2010)
– 3-time Olympics doubles gold medalist (2000, 2008, 2012)
– 2012 Olympics singles gold medalist
– Wimbledon mixed doubles champion (1998)
– US Open Mixed Doubles champion (1998)
– Became the second African-American woman to win a Grand Slam title by winning the 1999 US Open.
– 4-time Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year (2002, 2009, 2013, 2015)
– Named Sports Illustrated “Best Female Athlete of the Decade” in 2009.

This picture was taken by Siggi Bucher, Roger´s first photographer.

“Shot of tearful Federer wins photography award”

She was the first woman to receive the award and it was the first time a sports picture has been selected as picture of the year.

Bucher’s picture shows an emotional Roger holding the trophy and “framed” between two Wimbledon ballboys.