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Serena Williams

(Born September 26, 1981)
Serena Jameka Williams is a top Notch American Professional Tennis Player who has 39 Grand-Slams to her Name.She Holds the Record for the most Grand Slam wins by a tennis player in the Open Era i.e. Post 1968. Serena has also been Ranked the Number one Tennis Player Eight times, between 2002 and 2017, by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Her Current WTA Ranking Stands at 22.
Serena Williams
Serena Williams v Venus Williams Match Highlights (Final) | Australian

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Serena Williams has Won 14 Grand Slam doubles Titles, Pairing with her Sister Venus Williams, and the Pair remains unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles finals. Serena has Won four Olympic Gold Medals and was the highest paid Athlete in 2016. She was also named Sports Person of the Year by Sports Magazine 'Sports Illustrated'
Serena Williams title Miami Open 2015
Serena Williams' Early Life
Serena Williams was Born in Michigan to father Richard Williams and Mother Oracene Price. Serena is the youngest of five sisters. She started playing Tennis at the age of 3. Her father Richard Williams was her and her Sisters' first Coach. They were coached by another man of Same Name, for some time.
Serena Williams with her father
Serena Williams' Career
Serena Williams lost to 18-year-old American Annie Miller, in her first professional game.She managed to defeat 2 of the top ranked players at the WTA tour Ameritech Cup Chicago (now discontinued) in 1997, but lost to American Lindsay Davenport. Serena defeated Davenport at the Medibank International Sydney tournament in 1998. She was however defeated at the semifinals.Later she competed at the Australia Open but was defeated by her sister Venus Williams. Her first actual Grand-slam victories came at the US open and Wimbledon of 1998, where she won the 'Mixed' title with her Belarusian Partner 'Max Mirnyi'
Serena Williams with Max Mirnyi
Serena Williams' Career
Serena Williams Competed against male German player 'Karsten Braasch', along with her sister Venus, at the Australian Open of 1998. Karsten managed to defeat both the sisters in separate rounds. Her first grand slam single win came at the US Open against Swiss Martina Hingis. She defeated Hingis by 6–3, 7–6. She also became the first African-American women after Althea Gibson to win a Singles title at Grand slam Tournament.
Serena Williams and Lesia Tsurenko
Serena is a Right-handed (two-handed backhand) baseline player and is known to deliver pacy services. She had a peak serve speed of 128.6 mph. and it later
Serena Williams Tennis player
Serena Slam
At the 2002 Wimbledon Championships, Williams defeated sister Venus and won at a Wimbledon for the first time in her life. As an added title, Serena Williams was ranked world's number one player for that year. She won the 2003 Australian Open, thus completing a career Grand Slam. Serena and Venus Williams won their sixth Grand Slam doubles title together at this event. She then went on to win the Women's Singles title at 2003 Wimbledon defeating her sister Venus. Serena rose to a high point of her career during 2002 and 2003 and this period was termed 'Serena Slam'.
Serena Williams won her 6th Wimbledon
Serena Williams - 2017
Serena took part in WTA Auckland Open for the first time and defeated French player Pauline Parmentier but lost to fellow American Madison Brengle, in the second round
Serena Williams Won Roland Garros in 2015
Serena Williams' Personal life
Serena was engaged to American social news aggregation website Reddit's co-founder Alexis Ohanian in December 2016. Serena took a 20 weeks break from Tennis while the couple was expecting a child. Serena gave birth to a girl in September 2017 and named her Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. Alexis and Serena are planning to tie knot soon. Serena Williams has been giving her time to charitable works and she runs a fund, named after her -Serena Williams Fund.
Serena Williams Won Roland Garros in 2015
Serena Williams' Achievements
➯ Serena Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined amongst active players
➯ She has won 39 Grand slams in total: 23 in singles, 14 in women's doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles.
➯ She has won most of her doubles titles with her sister Venus Williams. She is the most recent female player to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles at a time (2002–03 and 2014–15)
➯ She has won a total of 72 singles titles including Olympics and WTA tours. Similarly she has grabbed 23 doubles titles altogether
➯ Most of her doubles wins were with her sister Venus Williams. She has a total of 100 wins to her credit.
Awards and Recognitions
➯ WTA Newcomer of the Year (1998)
➯Forbes: The Celebrity 100 (No.68) - Year 1999
➯WTA Player of the Year (2002)
➯ITF Women's Singles World Champion (2009)
➯TIME Magazine The World's 100 Most Influential People (2010)
➯US Open Series Champion (2011, 13, 14)
➯ESPN Tennis WTA Player of the Year (2015)
➯BET Sportswoman of the Year (2017)
Serena Williams' Trivia
➯ Serena Jameka Williams was born in Michigan to Richard Williams.
➯Serena Williams' father Richard Williams was her first coach.
➯Serena Williams started playing tennis at the age of 3.
➯Serena Williams' younger sister Venus Williams is also a famous Tennis player.
➯Serena Williams won her first grand slam single at the US Open against Swiss player Martina Hingis.
➯Serena Williams won her first Wimbledon at 2002 Wimbledon Championships, defeating her sister Venus Williams.
➯Serena Williams was named among TIME Magazine's The World's 100 Most Influential People (2010).
➯Serena Williams has won 39 grand-slams.
➯Serena Williams has won 4 Gold medals at the Olympics.
➯She has won a total of 100 titles.
➯Serena Williams is engaged to Reddit's co-founder Alexis Ohanian and has a girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr.
Serena Williams' Quotes
➯ "Luck has nothing to do with being good at the sport".
➯"I have spent many, many hours… countless hours… on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come but believing that it would".
➯"Everyone does different things. I think for Venus and I, we just attempted a different road, and it worked for us".
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