‘I Rise’ by EVO FILMS USA wins in 2016 Vega Online Video Awards. I Rise aims to create a memorable and shareable video for the BBC’s coverage of Wimbledon 2016. The coverage celebrates the stunning achievements of Serena Williams before her Women’s finals match.
Company : EVO FILMS USA
Project Title : ‘I Rise’
Client : BBC
Category : Online Video | Editing
Country : United States
Watch the winning video of 2016 Vega Online Video Awards
Serena Williams: All the achievements from a remarkable career
Currently tied for the most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era (22), Serena Williams is one of the most dominant tennis players in history. Competing in the Rio Olympics, the 34-year-old is in the hunt for her second career singles gold medal.
Here’s a look at Serena’s most significant accomplishments since she turned professional in 1995:
- 7-time Wimbledon singles champion (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016)
- 6-time US Open singles champion (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014)
- 6-time Australian Open singles champion (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015)
- 3-time French Open singles champion (2002, 2013, 2015)
- 6-time Wimbledon doubles champion (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016)
- 4-time Australian Open doubles champion (2001, 2003, 2009, 2010)
- 2-time US Open doubles champion (1999, 2009)
- 2-time French Open doubles champion (1999, 2010)
- 3-time Olympics doubles gold medalist (2000, 2008, 2012)
- 2012 Olympics singles gold medalist
- Wimbledon mixed doubles champion (1998)
- US Open Mixed Doubles champion (1998)
- Became the second African-American woman to win a Grand Slam title by winning the 1999 US Open.
She’s the oldest player to hold all Grand Slam titles in singles and the Olympic Gold simultaneously (US Open 2014-Wimbledon 2015, 2012 Olympics).
- At the 2012 Olympics in London, she won gold medals in singles and doubles, joining sister Venus Williams (2000 Sydney) and Helen Wills (1924 Paris) as the only women to win a gold medal in singles and doubles in the same year at the Olympics.
- In 2012, she and sister Venus became the first team to win three gold medals for women’s doubles as a team.
- 4-time Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year (2002, 2009, 2013, 2015)
- Named Sports Illustrated “Best Female Athlete of the Decade” in 2009.
- By winning Wimbledon in 2016, she became the oldest player to win a grand slam singles title at 34 years, 9 months and 13 days.
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