Won the US Open in 2005, 2009, and 2010 as well as the Australian Open in 2011. She compiled a total of 41 WTA singles titles and 11 WTA doubles titles.
Her mother was a gymnastics champion and her father was a professional soccer player.
She became the first unseeded player to win the US Open with her victory in 2009, which came in the midst of her post-retirement comeback to the sport.
She was engaged to fellow tennis player Lleyton Hewitt, then later married baskebtall player Brian Lynch, with whom she had a daughter named Jada Elle in 2008 and a son named Jack in 2013.
She defeated Li Na in the 2011 Australian Open final.