Serena Jameka Williams popularly known as Serena Williams is a famous American professional tennis player, entrepreneur, investor and a philanthropist. She is among the most successful tennis player of all time and has been regarded as one of the highest-paid female athletes in the whole world for several years. She was born on 26th September 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan in the United States of America. She is currently 37 years old.
Serena Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan to Oracene Price and Richard Williams. She is the youngest child in a family of five daughters. She also has seven half-siblings from her father. When she was young, her family moved to Compton, California in the United States of America, where Serena Williams started playing tennis at the age of 3 years old.
When Serena Williams was 9 years old, she and her family moved from Compton to West Palm Beach, Florida in the United States of America, so that she could attend the tennis academy of Rick Macci, who provided additional coaching services to her. In 1995, when Serena Williams was in the ninth grade, her father pulled her out of Macci’s academy and started coaching her by himself.
Between 2002 and 2017, The Women’s Tennis Association ranked her as world Number 1 best tennis player on eight separate occasions. On 8th July 2002, she reached the Number 1 ranking for the first time as best female tennis player on the planet.
Serena Williams attended The Art Institute of Forte Lauderdale. In 2017, she got married to Alexis Ohanian and the marriage is currently blessed with a lovely child named named Alexi Olympia Ohanian Jr.
Serena Williams have been regarded as the greatest female tennis player of all time. In total, she has been Number 1 for 319 weeks, which ranks third in the “Open Era” among female tennis players behind Graf and Martina Navratilova. Serena Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined among active players.
Her 39 major titles put her joint-third on the all-time list and second in the Open Era: 23 in singles, 14 in women’s doubles, and two in mixed doubles. Serena Williams is the most recent female player to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously from 2002– 2003 and from 2014–2015 and the third player to achieve this twice after Rod Laver and Graf.
She is also the most recent player to have won a Grand Slam title on each surface which includes hard, clay and grass, all in one calendar year. She is also, together with her sister Venus, ranked the most recent player to have held all four Grand Slam women’s doubles titles simultaneously which is from 2009–2010.
Her total of 23 Grand Slam singles titles marks the record for the most Grand Slam wins in the Open Era, and is second on the all-time list behind Margaret Court. Serena Williams has won an all-time record of 13 Grand Slam singles titles on hard court.
She holds the Open Era record for most titles won at the Australian Open and shares the Open Era record for most titles won at the US Open with Chris Evert. She also holds the all-time record for the most women’s singles matches won at majors with 331 matches.
Serena Williams has won over 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, all with her sister Venus, and the pairs are unbeatable in Grand Slam doubles finals. As a team, Serena Williams and her sister Venus have the third most women’s doubles Grand Slam titles, behind the 18 titles of Natasha Zvereva and the record of 20 titles won by Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver.
Serena Williams is also a five-time winner of the WTA Tour Championships in the singles division. She has also won four Olympic gold medals, one in women’s singles and three in women’s doubles and an all-time record shared with her sister, Venus.
The arrival of Serena Williams sisters has been credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism on the women’s professional tennis tour. With earnings over $29 million in prize money and endorsements, Serena Williams was listed as the highest paid female athlete in 2016.She repeated this feat in 2017 when she was the only woman on Forbes list of the 100 highest paid athletes in the world with over $27 million in prize money and endorsements. She has won the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year’ award four times, which were in 2003, 2010, 2016 and 2018.
In December 2015, she was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated Magazine. Serena Williams currently resides in Palm Beach Garden, Florida in the United States of America with her family.
Serena Williams is currently one of the richest and most influential female tennis player in the United States of America with an estimated net worth of $180 million.