She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam.
She won at least one singles title a year from 2003 until 2015, a streak only bested by Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, and Chris Evert.
Rafael Nadal wasted little time on the opening day of Wimbledon 2017, securing a comprehensive 6-1 6-3 6-2 victory over John Millman in just an hour and 46 minutes.
Nadal, a two-time singles champion at the All England Club, was in imperious form for his first match on grass in two years, having missed last year’s tournament with a wirst problem.
She is also an Olympic medalist, having earned silver for Russia in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. 1 for the first time on August 22, 2005, at the age of 18, and last held the ranking for the fifth time for four weeks from June 11, 2012, to July 8, 2012.
Her 35 singles titles and five Grand Slam titles—two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open—rank third among active players, behind Serena and Venus Williams.