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As Serena Williams and the rest of the tennis world are on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN2 will present a 12-hour programming marathon on Friday, highlighting several of Williams’ championship victories over the past two decades.

The marathon slate will feature six marquee championship matchups — including four against Serena’s sister, Venus Williams. Here are some of Serena’s most interesting stats:

FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU — No player in NBA, NHL, NFL or MLB history has ever won a title/championship in four different decades. In terms of other sports in which athletes have achieved that feat:

  • NASCAR Cup Series: Dale Earnhardt

  • PGA TOUR: Sam Snead, Raymond Floyd, Davis Love III

It’s somewhat obvious, but Serena Williams has the longest span between first and last major titles of any male or female in the Open era (1999-2017).


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