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Williams revolutionized the sport
Williams brought a new level of power and athleticism to women's tennis.Serena Williams
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Serena Williams burst onto the highest levels of women's tennis with an unprecedented combination of speed, power, and control. Williams's serve is one of the fastest and is regarded by many experts as the best in the history of women's tennis. Her powerful groundstrokes and exceptional mobility forced other players to adapt their own games to keep up with her, permanently changing the athletic and strategic dynamics of women's tennis. Williams's athletic dominance combined with a fierce competitive mentality enabled her to become a world-class player from a young age and sustain her high level of play longer than almost any other great player: she won two Grand Slam championships as a teenager and has continued winning titles into her late 30s.