Serena Williams Biography

Serena Williams

Quick Facts Of Serena Williams

Celebrated Name Serena Williams
Age 37 Years
Nick Name Momma Smash
Birth Name Serena Jameka Williams
Birth Date 1981-09-26
Gender Female
Profession Tennis Player
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Nationality American
Father Richard Williams
Mother Oracene Price
Siblings 4
Current City Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
Height 1.75 m
Weight 70 Kg
Hair Color Black
Body Measurement 40-30-44 in
Marital Status Married
Spouse Alexis Ohanian
Children 1: Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
Eye Color Dark Brown
Net Worth $27 Million
Horoscope Libra
Coach Patrick Mouratoglou

Serena Williams is an American professional Tennis Player who was ranked in the World No. 1 Singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017 by WTA (Women's Tennis Association). She has won the "Laureus Sportswoman of the Year" award four times in 2003, 2010, 2016, 2018 and in December 2015, she was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine. Her current coach is Patrick Mouratoglou. Previously, she was trained by coach, Richard Williams. Altogether, She has earned $86,368,121 as of 16th July. She played by Right-handed (two-handed backhand). She holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined among active players. She is nicknamed as Momma Smash. In the year 1995, 24th September, she turned into a professional tennis player.

Well Known For:

  • Staying at #1 (which she achieved in July 2002) in women’s singles tennis as per the Women’s Tennis Association.

Early Life of Serena

On 26th September 1981, Serena Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan, United States. Her full name is Serena Jameka Williams. Her father name is Richard Williams and mother name is Oracene Price. Her nationality is American. She is the youngest daughter among 5. She attended the tennis academy of Rick Macci. She was determined from her childhood to land her career in Tennis Player. Her sun sign is Libra.

Currently, her residence in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States.

Body Features of Serena

The height of Serena is 1.75m tall and has a balanced weight of 70 Kg. Her hair color is black and the eye color is dark brown. Her body measurement is 40-30-44 in.

Career of Serena

  • William's first professional event was in October 1995 at the Bell Challenge in Quebec, where she used a wild-card entry to circumvent age-eligibility rules.
  • She did not play a tournament in the year 1996.
  • She finished 1997 ranked No. 99.
  • She began 1998 at the Medibank International Sydney.
  • She won her first professional title in doubles in Oklahoma City with Venus, becoming the third pair of sisters to win a WTA title.
  • She lost in the third round of the 1999 Australian Open to Sandrine Testud.
  • She started 2000 by losing in the fourth round of the Australian Open to Elena Likhovtseva.
  • She began 2001 losing to Martina Hingis in the quarterfinals of the Medibank International in Sydney and the Australian Open in Melbourne.
  • In the year 2002, she won the Miami Masters for the first time.
  • At the 2003 Australian Open, Williams reached the tournament's semifinals for the first time.
  • Williams finished 2004 ranked No. 7.
  • She made her 2006 debut at the Australian Open.
  • She began 2007 with renewed confidence, stating her intention to return to the top of the rankings.
  • She started 2008 by participating on the U.S. team that won the Hopman Cup with Mardy Fish.
  • She started 2008 by participating on the U.S. team that won the Hopman Cup with Mardy Fish.
  • She was consequently named Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press for 2009.
  • In the year 2010, her first scheduled tournament was in Sydney, losing in the final to Elena Dementieva.
  • On 2nd March 2011, she confirmed that she had suffered a hematoma and a pulmonary embolism.
  • She finally made a return to the practice court in March 2011 and made her first appearance on the WTA tour.
  • Then, she started the 2012 season at the Brisbane International, however, during her match against Bojana Jovanovski.
  • Her first tournament of the 2013 season was in Brisbane, where she won the title without dropping a set.
  • At the 2014 WTA Finals in Singapore Williams advanced to the final for the third consecutive year she lost in her second round robin match versus Simona Halep.
  • She began the 2015 season by representing the United States alongside John Isner at the Hopman Cup. Later, the American pair lost the final to Poland.
  • On 24th July 2016, Williams withdrew from Rogers Cup citing a shoulder inflammation injury.
  • Williams started her 2017 season by participating in the WTA Auckland Open and defeated Pauline Parmentier to win her first match.
  • On 28th January 2017, Williams won the Australian Open for an Open Era record seventh time, defeating her sister, Venus.
  • On 19th April 2017, she revealed that she was 20 weeks pregnant and would miss the remainder of the season.
  • She made her return to Grand Slam tennis at the 2018 French Open, playing singles as well as doubles with her sister Venus where she defeated Kristyna Pliskova in the first round and Ashleigh Barty in the second round.
  • In July 2018, Williams entered the Wimbledon Championship.
  • Then, Williams entered the 2018 Silicon Valley Classic and recorded her most lopsided loss in her entire career to Johanna Konta in the first round, 1–6, 0–6.
  • Her next tournament was Cincinnati Masters where she beat Daria Gavrilova from Australia in straight sets in the first round but lost to Petra Kvitova in three sets, which lasted over two hours, in the second round.

Net Worth of Serena

The exact net worth of popular tennis player, Serena is estimated to have $27 million as of 2018. Her salary is still hidden.

Affairs of Serena

Serena is a married woman. On 10th December 2016, She became engaged to Alexis Ohanian. Their daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., was born on September 1, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Ohanian and Williams married on November 16, 2017, in New Orleans. They are living a happy life.

Did You Know?

  • Serena has two dogs, named, Jackie and Laura.
  • She was estimated to be earning $14 million in 2007 as per Forbes.
  • Beside English, she can also speak French, Italian and Spanish.
  • She is a huge Olympic pin collector.
  • Serena commenced playing tennis at the age of 3.

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