2004 — Maria Sharapova, 17, wins her first Grand Slam title and instant celebrity by beating Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4. For the first time since 1999, none of the four major titles is held by a Williams.
Russia's Maria Sharapova, left, holds the winner's trophy with Serena Williams holding the runners up trophy after the presentation of Women's Singles, final on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, Saturday July 3, 2004. Sharapova won 6-1, 6-4. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)