Serena Williams Biography

Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional women's tennis player, who is a former World No. 1 of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). She is the younger sister of Venus Williams. She currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States.

When Serena was four and a half, she won her first tournament, and she entered 49 tournaments before the age of 10, winning 46 of them. At one point, she replaced sister Venus as the number one ranked tennis player aged 12 or under in California. Serena became a professional in September 1995 at the age of 14.

On September 11, 1999, Serena won her first Grand Slam tournament when she became US Open champion. In 2000, she won the doubles gold medal at the Olympics with sister Venus. 2001 was the third consecutive year in which she finished in the top 10 reaching her first Grand Slam singles final in two years. In 2002, she won the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. She finished the year with a 56-5 record and 8 titles, arguably becoming the most dominant female in Tennis at the time. She also stayed number one for a year and during that year won 5 of her 7 Grand Slam Titles. She also reached the final of the WTA tour championships for a second time before losing to Kim Clijsters. She also won the Wimbledon doubles title with her sister Venus for the second time.

At Wimbledon in 2003, Serena Williams became back-to-back champion. Serena beat her sister Venus to win the Australian Open in 2003. This was only the sixth time a woman has held all four of tennis' major championships within 12 months. This accomplishment was also remarkable in that Serena had to beat her sister each time. The Williams siblings are the first two women in Grand Slam history to square off in five consecutive finals. Both the sisters dominate the tennis world.

Serena is also known for her unusual and colorful outfits on court. During her first years on tour, she and Venus came on scene with beads in their hair. In 2002, Serena created an on-court stir when she came wearing a leather-looking catsuit at the US Open Grand Slam. Again at the US Open, in 2004, Serena came wearing denim skirts and boots. Williams has her own line of designer clothing called Aneres - her first name spelled backward - that she plans to sell in boutiques in Miami and Los Angeles.

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Halep reaches sponsorship deal with Nike

    Updated On : Feb 12,2018   8:34 pm
Bucharest, Feb 12 (IANS) World No. 2 tennis player Simona Halep of Romania on Monday confirmed she has signed a sponsorship agreement with US athletic apparel giant Nike. View More..

German Kerber to play at Mallorca Open

    Updated On : Feb 12,2018   8:28 pm
Palma (Spain), Feb 12 (IANS) German tennis star Angelique Kerber confirmed on Monday that she will be playing in the upcoming Mallorca Open tennis tournament. View More..

Awareness has led to much-awaited shift in fashion market: Shantanu & Nikhil

    Updated On : Jan 31,2018   4:10 pm
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Designers Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra feel that there have been some major changes in the fashion industry over the years, leading to a much-awaited shift that has led to the rejuvenation of young millenials. View More..

When being fair is unfair: The complexion as an inequality standard

    Updated On : Jan 30,2018   11:38 am
Jaipur, Jan 30 (IANS) It is an automatic. natural but immediately apparent point of difference that may only be skin-deep but creates huge social and economic inequality and has spurred a whole industry of cosmetics that promises to remedy it -- for a price and a larger cost in esteem and opportunity. View More..

Federer retains Australian Open crown

    Updated On : Jan 28,2018   5:30 pm
Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) Swiss ace Roger Federer defended his Australian Open crown by getting past Croatian Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in a rip-roaring men's singles final here on Sunday. View More..

Wozniacki beats Halep in Australian Open final

    Updated On : Jan 27,2018   9:48 pm
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki claimed her first Grand Slam tennis title after defeating Romanian Simona Halep in the women's singles final of the Australian Open here on Saturday. View More..

Photographers accused of sexual exploitation of male models

    Updated On : Jan 14,2018   5:02 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) Photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber have been accused of sexually exploiting male models in incidents that date back to the 1990s. View More..

Above 30 tennis players growing in stature (Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Jan 11,2018   7:56 pm
Melbourne, Jan 11 (IANS) Forty-three per cent of the men players in this year's Australian Open will be at the age of 30 years or more, proving that experience has a major say in tennis supremacy and in all sport in general. View More..

Serena pulls out of Australian Open

    Updated On : Jan 05,2018   1:00 pm
Melbourne, Jan 5 (IANS) Defending champion Serena Williams on Friday said she will withdraw from the Australian Open, adding she was not fully prepared to keep playing after becoming a mother four months ago. View More..

Jelena stuns Serena in Abu Dhabi

    Updated On : Dec 31,2017   2:18 pm
Abu Dhabi, Dec 31 (IANS) Latvian tennis player Jelena Ostapenko defeated American Serena Williams 6-2, 3-6, 10-5 in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship here. View More..

Spain's Bautista Agut rolls over Rublev, to face Djokovic in Abu Dhabi

    Updated On : Dec 29,2017   12:36 pm
Abu Dhabi, Dec 29 (IANS) Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Russia's Andrey Rublev 7-5, 6-2 at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship here setting up a showdown in the semifinals of the exhibition event with Serbian star Novak Djokovic. View More..

Serena to be back on track after maternity leave

    Updated On : Dec 25,2017   6:10 pm
New York, Dec 25 (IANS) American tennis idol Serena Williams will soon return to action after almost a year of absence due to maternity leave. The 23-time Grand Slam champion will participate in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on December 30 against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia. View More..

Cut Suu Kyi's name from children's book: Critics

    Updated On : Dec 24,2017   11:22 am
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Critics have demanded that Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi's name should be cut from one of the most popular childrens books of 2017, a collection of stories about female role models inspiring girls and challenge the status quo. View More..

Kim, Beyonce spotted together at Serena Williams' wedding

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   6:10 pm
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and singer Beyonce Knowles may have healed their rift as they were spotted sitting together at tennis star Serena Williams wedding. View More..

Serena Williams to marry Alexis Ohanian on Thursday

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   7:58 am
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Tennis legend Serena Williams will marry Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Thursday, the media reported. View More..

Venus advances to WTA Finals semis

    Updated On : Oct 26,2017   8:34 pm
Singapore, Oct 26 (IANS) United States' tennis player Venus Williams on Thursday defeated Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza 7-5, 6-4, to book a place in Singapore's WTA Finals last four for the fifth time in her career. View More..

World's best tennis players set to attend 2018 Australian Open

    Updated On : Oct 10,2017   3:24 pm
Canberra, Oct 10 (IANS) The 2018 Australian Open has been officially launched with the world's top tennis players committed to playing in the tournament. View More..

Muguruza says topping WTA ranking makes her calmer

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   8:36 pm
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza on Monday said topping the Women's Tennis Association rankings made her feel calmer but it weighed heavy on her at the same time. View More..

Stephens routs Keys to win US Open

    Updated On : Sep 10,2017   3:14 pm
New York, Sep 10 (IANS) Sloane Stephens brushed aside Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 here to win her first US Open women's singles title, putting an exclamation mark on her stunningly successful return to the WTA Tour this summer. View More..

Keys enters US Open women's final

    Updated On : Sep 08,2017   1:44 pm
New York, Sep 8 (IANS) American Madison Keys beat compatriot Coco Vandeweghe in straight sets to reach the women's singles final at the US Open tennis tournament for the first time. View More..