This year she has won only one of her five tournaments, in Rome, while enduring a pair of shock defeats in the Australian and French Open finals.
It’s been said the black woman in American society has two strikes against her: being born a woman and being born black.
She holds all grand slam titles again, but the greatest female tennis star is still being punished for being an unapologetically strong black woman.
Serena Williams, after Venus' defeat, powered into the Australian Open semi-finals with a 6-2, 6-2 demolition of Dominika Cibulkova.
The tennis star has labelled comments from Shamil Tarpischev "sexist" and racist", after the Russian federation chief's "insulting" remarks.
World number one Serena Williams has suffered her earliest Wimbledon exit in nine years after losing to French 25th seed Alize Cornet.
As the temperature soars in Melbourne, US tennis star Serena Williams has denied feeling any pressure as the favourite to win the Australian Open.
Serena Williams has insisted winning wasn't her main priority in the Australian Open and having fun was more important.
Serena Williams, who wants to win more Grand Slam titles than any other player, has not ruled out being able to play until she is 40 years old.
Serena William's claim that she is "a bit disappointed" with her 2013 season indicates her desire to break a few records.
World No. 1 Serena Williams has captured her fifth US Open title - and second in a row - by outplaying second-ranked Victoria Azarenka.
The world number one was at her lethal best as she crushed Simona Halep 6-0 6-4 to romp into the semi-finals of the Western and Southern Open.
Germany's Sabine Lisicki followed-up her shock defeat of Serena Williams with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Kaia Kanepi to reach her second Wimbledon semifinal.
Serena Williams' partnership with her French coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, has transformed her career.
The past is irrelevant for Maria Sharapova as she prepares to face up to the steamroller that is Serena Williams in Saturday's French Open final.
Serena Williams, who won six of the last seven games and beat Svetlana Kuznetsova, has reached her first semifinal in a decade at the French Open.
Williams bludgeoned her way to another lopsided win on Sunday as she continued her quest for a second French Open title, 11 years after her first.
Serena Williams says she hopes to improve her game for the French Open after easing into the Rome Open final with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Simona Halep.