2017 Serena Williams tennis season

The 2017 Serena Williams tennis season officially began on 5 January with the start of the 2017 ASB Classic. Williams entered the season as the number two ranked player.

2017 Serena Williams tennis season
Full nameSerena Jameka Williams
Country United States
Calendar prize money$2,704,680
Singles
Season record8–1 (88.9%)
Calendar titles1
Current rankingNo. 22
Ranking change from previous yearDecrease 20
Grand Slam & significant results
Australian OpenW
French OpenA
WimbledonA
US OpenA
Doubles
Current rankingNR
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenA
French OpenA
WimbledonA
US OpenA
Last updated on: 29 January 2017.

On January 28, 2017, Williams set a record for the most slams in the open era when she claimed her 23rd slam at the 2017 Australian Open. On April 19, she announced that she was pregnant with her first child and would not participate in any further tournaments for the rest of the year.[1]

Singles matchesEdit

Tournament Match Round Opponent Rank Result Score
Auckland Open
Auckland, New Zealand
WTA International
Hard
2–8 January 2017
905 1R   Pauline Parmentier #69 Win 6–3, 6–4
906 2R   Madison Brengle #72 Loss 4–6, 7–6(7-3), 4–6
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Hard, outdoor
16–29 January 2017
907 1R   Belinda Bencic #59 Win 6–4, 6–3
908 2R   Lucie Šafářová #61 Win 6–3, 6–4
909 3R   Nicole Gibbs #92 Win 6–1, 6–3
910 4R   Barbora Strýcová #16 Win 7–5, 6–4
911 QF   Johanna Konta #9 Win 6–2, 6–3
912 SF   Mirjana Lučić-Baroni #79 Win 6–2, 6–1
913 F   Venus Williams #17 Win(1) 6–4, 6–4

Tournament scheduleEdit

Singles scheduleEdit

Williams' 2017 singles tournament schedule is as follows:

Date Championship Location Category Surface 2016 result 2016 points 2017 points Outcome
2 January –
8 January
Auckland Open   Auckland WTA International Hard N/A 0 30 Second round
lost to   Madison Brengle, 4–6, 7-6(7-3), 4–6
16 January –
29 January
Australian Open   Melbourne Grand Slam Hard F 1300 2000 Winner
defeated   Venus Williams, 6–4, 6–4
Total year-end points 7050 2030

Yearly recordsEdit

Head-to-head matchupsEdit

Ordered by percentage of wins

FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Legend
Grand Slams (1–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
WTA Premier Mandatory (0–0)
WTA Premier 5 (0–0)
WTA Premier (0–0)
WTA International (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by venue
Outdoors (1–0)
Indoors (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 72. January 28, 2017 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard   Venus Williams 6–4, 6–4

EarningsEdit

# Event Prize money Year-to-date
1 Auckland Open $3,310 $3,310
2 Australian Open A$3,700,000 $2,704,680
$2,707,990

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Christopher Clarey (April 19, 2017), "Serena Williams Confirms She's Pregnant After A Day of Speculation". New York Times. Retrieved April 19, 2017.