This Multi-Sport, Multi-Collectible Dave & Adam’s Card World Break included signed photos, basketballs, and most impressively, a Signed Serena Williams Tennis Racket! This pristine Racket is the epitome of Tennis Memorabilia inscribed by one of the best females to ever pick up a Racket. Signed in Gold Ink on the Black handle, this 5 Item, Pot Luck Break was in fact lucky for Tracy F who bought out all 5 Spots.
Serena Williams, and her older sister Venus, were both famously Coached by their father Richard Williams, as portrayed in the 2021 film King Richard. Before Will Smith ruined the films’ big Award Night with a Grand Slam of his own, the Oscar winning depiction of Serena’s life made headlines of its own.
Serena turned professional in 1995, and won her first major singles title at the 1999 US Open. From the 2002 French Open to the 2003 Australian Open, she was dominant within the sport, winning all 4 major singles titles (each time over Venus in the final) to achieve a non-calendar year Grand Slam and the career Grand Slam.
Known as the “Serena Slam”, Serena has been a Game Changer since she first stepped on the court. Over the years she would claim 2 more singles majors, but suffer from injury and decline as time went by. Beginning in 2007, however, she gradually returned to form despite continued injuries, retaking the world No. 1 singles ranking. At the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, Williams returned to dominance, claiming Olympic gold and becoming the first tennis player to achieve a career Golden Slam in both Singles and Doubles.
Williams also won 14 major women’s doubles titles, all with her big sister Venus, and the pair was unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles finals. She won 8 out of 13 singles majors, including all 4 in a row from 2014–15 to achieve a second “Serena Slam”. At the 2017 Australian Open, she won her 23rd major singles title, surpassing Steffi Graf’s Open Era record.
Serena was the world’s highest paid woman athlete in 2016, earning almost $29M. She repeated this feat in 2017 when she was the only woman on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest-paid athletes, with $27M in prize money and endorsements.
She then took a break from professional tennis after becoming pregnant and reached four major finals since returning to play. In August 2022, Williams announced her impending evolution away from professional tennis and played what was expected to be her final match at the 2022 US Open.
One of the best to ever do it, it was a privilege watching Serena’s career, and we hope to see lots of hits, or Grand Slams, from her in future Breaks! That’s why she is one of our Greatest Pulls of All Time.