Premier Live is pleased to announce that Serena Williams will be joining us for this year’s Necker Cup. After last year’s devastating hurricane that rocked the BVI, we will be hosting this year on Necker and nearby Moskito Island. Reconstruction of the region is well underway, and we are excited to see many of our old friends. We are also pleased to announce that Premier Live, the National Tennis Foundation and many of our caring and generous guests successfully raised over $600,000 last year that went back to Virgin Unite for hurricane relief and recovery efforts.
Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined amongst active players. Her record of 39 Grand Slam titles puts her 3rd on the all-time list and second in the Open Era: 23 in singles, 14 in women’s doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles. She is the most recent female player to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously (2002–03 and 2014–15) and the third player to achieve this record twice after Rod Laver and Steffi Graf. She is also the most recent player to have won a Grand Slam title on each surface (hard, clay and grass) in one calendar year. She is also, together with her sister Venus, the most recent player to have held all four Grand Slam women’s doubles titles simultaneously (2009–10).