Serena Williams has won 73 singles titles in her career so far. Out of these 23 titles have been won at the Slams. The former World No. 1 has won the year ending championships 5 times won the Grand Slam Cup in 1999 and bagged the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.She turned pro in 1995 and has held the No.1 spot for a record 319 weeks. It is difficult to imagine a tournament that the three time career slam champion has not won. On the professional tour Serena has a win rate of 85% in the singles category. She has another 23 titles from the WTA 1000 and WTA 500 events. A dominant force on every surface it is surprising that there are five notable top tier events that the three time Billie Jean King Cup champion did not win.
2014 was an excellent season for Serena Williams after an already brilliant 2013 season. She won titles at Miami Rome San Jose Cincinnati and yet another slam at the US Open before entering the inaugural Wuhan Open. It was one of the Premier 5 events on tour and is now classified as a WTA 1000 event.As the top seed Serena Williams received a bye in the first round. In the second round she faced Frances Alize Cornet. Williams was leading and was about to serve for the first set at 65. She was visibly dizzy and nauseous and had to pull out of the match due to a viral illness. That year Cornet had gotten the better of Williams at Dubai and Wimbledon Serenas withdrawal meant that Cornet became the first player since Justine Henin in 2007 to defeat the American three times in one year. Williams has not entered the Wuhan draw since that year.