Serena Williams

Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player and former world No. 1 in women’s single tennis. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time behind Margaret Court. Williams holds the records for the most women’s singles matches won at majors with 357 matches and most singles majors won since turning 30-years-old. She is ranked at No. 10 in the world by the WTA as of October 12, 2020. Williams has also won four Olympic gold medals, one in women’s singles and three inWomen’s doubles—an all-time record shared with her sister Venus.

About Serena Williams in brief

Summary Serena WilliamsSerena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player and former world No. 1 in women’s single tennis. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time behind Margaret Court. Williams holds the records for the most women’s singles matches won at majors with 357 matches and most singles majors won since turning 30-years-old. She is ranked at No. 10 in the world by the WTA as of October 12, 2020. Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan, to Oracene Price and Richard Williams, and is the youngest of Price’s five daughters. Her father home schooled Serena and her sister, Venus, while he and subsequently her mother have been the official coaches. In 1995, Williams had a 46–3 record on the United States junior tennis tour and was ranked number one among under-10 players in Florida. In 2015, she was ranked 63rd in Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list. In 2017, Williams was the only woman on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest paid athletes with USD 27 million in prize money and endorsements. She won the ‘Laureus Sportswoman of the Year’ award four times, and was named Sportsperson of the year by Sports Illustrated magazine in December 2015. Williams has also won four Olympic gold medals, one in women’s singles and three inWomen’s doubles—an all-time record shared with her sister Venus. As a team, she and Venus have the third most women�’s doubles Grand Slam titles, behind the 18 titles of Natasha Zvereva and the record 20 titles won by Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver.

Williams is also the most recent player to have won a Grand Slam title on each surface in one calendar year. She and Venus are unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles finals, and are the only pair to have held all four Grand Slam women’s doubles titles simultaneously. She was the highest paid female athlete in 2016, earning almost USD 29 million in prizeMoney and endorsements, with a total of USD 27 million. Williams’ father, Richard, did not always agree with his daughters being treated like kids, but respected that he wanted them to be little girls. Richard Williams had heard white parents talk about the white sisters in a derogatory manner during tournaments during the 1990s. He stopped sending his daughters to national junior tournaments in Florida when Williams was 10 since he wanted to focus on school and work on work on school. He would go on to found The Venus and Serena Williams TennisTutorial Academy of Rick Macci; he would provide additional coaching so she could attend the tournaments. In 2010, Williams moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, where she and her family moved from Compton, California, to live with her mother and stepfather. In 2011, she moved to New York City to be closer to her mother.