Without question, Serena Williams is one of the best tennis players in history, having won an Open Era record 23 Grand Slam singles titles, as well as breaking or tying a seemingly endless number of other records. Yet despite her accomplishments, Williams apparently isn't all that impressive to a lot of men. According to a recent YouGov poll in the United Kingdom, 12 percent of men said they thought they could win at least one point in a match against Williams. Experts tend to agree that the only reasonable chance of the average man winning a point against the tennis champ would be if she were to double-fault. Otherwise, you'd need to be a fairly high-caliber player who can handle things like a 128 mph (206 km/h) serve As sports journalist Chris Bowers told The Guardian: "... there has to be a degree of delusion among the people answering this survey." For what it's worth, three percent of the women surveyed thought they could take a point off Serena Williams.
Serena the superstar:
- Only Chris Evert has won as many U.S. Open singles titles in the Open Era as Williams: six.
- When Williams won her record seventh Australian Open singles title in 2017, she was eight weeks pregnant.
- Serena Williams and her sister, Venus, have won all 14 of the Grand Slam women's doubles finals that they have played in together.