Serena Williams is 74-3 since losing in the opening round at last year's French Open.
Wimbledon, England (Sports Network) -
Red-hot world No. 1 Serena Williams has been installed as the top seed at Wimbledon, which will get underway Monday at on the famed grass courts at the venerable All England Club.
Williams is the reigning Wimbledon, French Open and U.S. Open champion, with only this year's Australian Open championship eluding her grasp at the last four Grand Slam events. The American superstar is a sizzling 74-3 since losing to Virginie Razzano in the opening round at last year's French Open.
The 31-year-old Williams is a 16-time major singles champion, with five of her wins coming at Wimbledon. She beat Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in last year's finale at the All England Club and topped former No. 1 Maria Sharapova in the French Open final two weeks ago.
Serena eyes Wimbledon repeat
By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
When Wimbledon gets underway next week, Serena Williams will be there as the defending champion and five-time overall winner.
Will she make it victory No. 6?
It's probably safe to say that a member of the "Big Three" will be presented with the Venus Rosewater Dish in a couple of weeks ... and why not?
Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka have combined to win the last six Grand Slam women's singles titles, and one of the three formidable ladies has been the runner-up at three of those six major events.