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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Muguruza feels less pressure ahead of French Open

    Updated On : May 25,2018   9:12 pm
Paris, May 25 (IANS) World No. 3 GarbiƱe Muguruza of Spain said on Friday that not being the French Open's defending champion this year gave her a sense of peace. View More..

Halep shrugs off maiden Grand Slam title talk

    Updated On : May 25,2018   8:38 pm
Paris, May 25 (IANS) Top-ranked Simona Halep is reluctant to talk about her first Grand Slam tournament title chase and says she is focused on her opening match at Roland Garros. View More..

Muguruza, Serena begin training for French Open

    Updated On : May 23,2018   9:46 pm
Paris, May 23 (IANS) Spanish tennis pro Garbine Muguruza and United States great Serena Williams began their training on Wednesday leading up to Roland Garros, due to kick off on May 27. View More..

Prince Harry, Meghan marry at Windsor Castle

    Updated On : May 19,2018   8:34 pm
London, May 19 (IANS) Prince Harry, sixth in line to the British throne, and US actress Meghan Markle sealed their wedding vows with a kiss outside Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel on Saturday, cheered on by thousands of delighted crowds. View More..

Prince Harry, Meghan marry at Windsor Castle

    Updated On : May 19,2018   7:10 pm
London, May 19 (IANS) Prince Harry, sixth in line to the British throne, married US actress Meghan Markle in a ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday. View More..

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle marry at Windsor Castle

    Updated On : May 19,2018   5:24 pm
London, May 19 (IANS) Prince Harry married US actress Meghan Markle in a ceremony at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle here on Saturday. View More..

Sharapova rallies to defeat Cibulkova at Italian Open

    Updated On : May 17,2018   1:10 pm
Rome, May 17 (IANS) Three-time champion Maria Sharapova came back from a set down to defeat Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 and advance to the third round of the Italian Open. View More..

Pliskova stuns top seed Halep in Madrid Open quarters

    Updated On : May 10,2018   10:06 pm
Madrid, May 10 (IANS) Czech sixth seed Karolina Pliskova on Thursday stunned world No.1 Simona Halep 6-4, 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open, halting the Romanian's winning streak in the tournament at 15 matches. View More..

Serena pulls out of Italian Open

    Updated On : May 09,2018   9:02 pm
Rome, May 9 (IANS) US tennis legend Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open, citing a need for additional training after returning to the court from maternity leave earlier this year. View More..

Unstoppable Saina ready to hunt for more

    Updated On : May 05,2018   9:36 pm
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India's veteran shuttler Saina Nehwal believes she can still reach higher levels and achieve greater things as she feels she has got rid of the physical issues that were bogging her over the past couple of years. View More..

Serena Williams out of Madrid Open

    Updated On : May 04,2018   3:16 pm
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Madrid Open organisers said that Serena Williams has withdrawn from the tournament to be held next week because she wasn't ready to compete. View More..

Serena withdraws from Mutua Madrid Open

    Updated On : May 03,2018   6:58 pm
Madrid, May 3 (IANS) American tennis star Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Mutua Madrid Open, explaining that she needed more training to be ready to compete, the tournament's director announced on Thursday. View More..

Mukesh Ambani, 2 other Indians in Fortune Greatest Leaders 2018

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   10:20 pm
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Three Indians, including Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani and human rights lawyer Indira Jaising, feature in Fortune magazine as the 50 Greatest Leaders of 2018, released on Thursday. View More..

Sharapova to feature in Birmingham tourney

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   12:38 pm
London, April 19 (IANS) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova said that she planned to play in the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, England, to prepare for the grass courts of Wimbledon. View More..

Serena bows out in first round of Miami Open

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   12:26 pm
Miami (US), March 22 (IANS) Japan's Naomi Osaka, fresh from winning the biggest title of her career this month at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, defeated an out-of-sorts Serena Williams 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the second round of the Miami Open. View More..

Miami Open set to create new tennis memories at Hard Rock Stadium

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   1:42 pm
Miami, March 20 (IANS) The Miami Open tennis tournament has officially initiated its move from its historic location on Key Biscayne to Hard Rock Stadium where, starting in 2019, it will begin to create new memories that leave behind nostalgia for its three decades at Crandon Park. View More..

Serena still best in the world: Simona Halep

    Updated On : Mar 15,2018   8:02 am
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Top-ranked Simona Halep of Romania has said Serena Williams is still the best tennis player in the world. View More..

Serena Williams to launch beauty range

    Updated On : Mar 13,2018   5:14 am
Los Angeles, March 13 (IANS) Tennis icon Serena Williams is reportedly launching her own cosmetics line under the name 'Aneres', which is Serena spelled backwards. View More..

Serena Williams continues to win in BNP Paribas Open

    Updated On : Mar 11,2018   12:28 pm
Indian Wells (US), March 11 (IANS) The comeback of Serena Williams, 36, continued with a victory over world No. 29 Kiki Bertens at the BNP Paribas Open here. View More..

Venus Williams moves into third round at BNP Paribas Open

    Updated On : Mar 11,2018   12:26 pm
Indian Wells (US), March 11 (IANS) Eighth seed Venus Williams moves into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a straight-set victory over No. 35 Romania's Sorana Cirstea. View More..