Serena Williams is now spending her 100th week at the top position of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour rankings. The American is only the seventh player to have joined the “100 Club”, while nineteen players have held the No.1 ranking.
The 12-time Grand Slam champion Williams was top-ranked from July 8, 2002 to August 10, 2003 (57 weeks), from September 8 to October 5, 2008 (four weeks), from February 2 to April 19, 2009 (11 weeks), from October 12 to 25, 2009 (two weeks), and has been occupying the No.1 position from November 2, 2009, where she is now spending her 26th straight week.
The other six players to have achieved the feat are Steffi Graf (377), Martina Navratilova (332), Chris Evert (260), Martina Hingis (209), Monica Seles (178) and Justine Henin (117). (source: Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, photo: Emmett Anderson)