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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Germany's Kerber continues to lead WTA ranking

    Updated On : Oct 17,2016   8:12 pm
Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) Germany's Angelique Kerber retained the top spot with 8.310 points in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday. View More..

Serena to miss WTA Finals due to shoulder injury

    Updated On : Oct 17,2016   8:00 pm
Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) Star tennis player Serena Williams will miss the upcoming WTA Finals in Singapore from October 23 as she is still recovering from a shoulder injury that she picked up last summer. View More..

Radwanska beats Konta to take China Open tennis title

    Updated On : Oct 09,2016   9:42 pm
Beijing, Oct 9 (IANS) Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska rolled to a 6-4, 6-2 win on Sunday over Britain's Johanna Konta in the China Open tennis tournament final, taking her second title at the event. View More..

Beyoncé closes tour with surprise guests

    Updated On : Oct 08,2016   3:30 pm
New York, Oct 8 (IANS) Singer Beyoncé Knowles concluded Formation World Tour with guests like tennis star Serena Williams and rapper Kendrick Lamar. View More..

Not all Fancy Bears doping leak information accurate: WADA

    Updated On : Oct 06,2016   1:36 pm
Moscow, Oct 6 (IANS) Some information on World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)-sanctioned use of banned substances leaked by hacking group Fancy Bears is inaccurate, the watchdog agency has said. View More..

Muguruza loses third place to Radwanska in tennis rankings

    Updated On : Oct 03,2016   6:58 pm
Madrid, Oct 3 (IANS) Spaniard Garbine Muguruza lost her third place to Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in the rankings of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) released on Monday. View More..

Halep qualifies for 3rd straight WTA Finals

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   7:08 pm
Wuhan (China), Sep 29 (IANS) Romanian Simona Halep secured a spot at this year's Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals after reaching the Wuhan Open semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over America's Madison Keys on Thursday. View More..

Serena eyeing WTA Finals return in Singapore

    Updated On : Sep 23,2016   2:26 pm
Wuhan (China), Sep 23 (IANS) World No.2 Serena Williams is eyeing a return to action at the WTA Finals in Singapore after a nagging shoulder injury ruled her out of the Wuhan Open and the China Open. View More..

Serena's coach opens tennis school in France

    Updated On : Sep 20,2016   1:12 pm
Nice (France), Sep 20 (IANS) Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou has officially unveiled his new tennis academy at Sophia-Antipolis, 20 kilometres west of here. View More..

Russian hackers leak US athletes medical files

    Updated On : Sep 14,2016   2:42 am
Washington/Montreal, Sep 14 (IANS) A group of Russian computer hackers illegally gained access to the World Anti-Doping Agency's athlete database and leaked confidential medical files of US Olympic athletes, Wada confirmed on Tuesday. View More..

Kerber beats Pliskova in US Open final

    Updated On : Sep 11,2016   3:28 pm
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) Germany's Angelique Kerber won the US Open women's singles tennis final beating the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in a hard-fought and exciting match here. View More..

Angelique Kerber beats Karolina Pliskova in US Open final

    Updated On : Sep 11,2016   4:54 am
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) World No2 seed Germany's Angelique Kerber on Saturday beat Czech player Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the US Open women's final match here. Kerber will inherit No1 ranking from Serena Williams on Monday. View More..

Pliskova stuns Serena to reach US Open final

    Updated On : Sep 09,2016   1:22 pm
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) Tenth-seeded Karolina Pliskova reached her first Grand Slam final in style, shocking top seed Serena Williams 6-2, 7-6(5) in the semi-finals of the US Open. View More..

Kerber runs past Wozniacki at US Open

    Updated On : Sep 09,2016   1:22 pm
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) New World No.1 Angelique Kerber marked her rise to the top of the rankings with a commanding 6-4, 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki to reach her first US Open final -- her third major final of the year. View More..

Don't blame fatigue or injury for US Open loss: Serena

    Updated On : Sep 09,2016   12:38 pm
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) American Serena Williams has blamed neither fatigue nor her injured left knee as the cause of her defeat to Czech Karolina Pliskova at the US Open tennis semi-finals. View More..

Kerber become World No.1 women's singles tennis player

    Updated On : Sep 09,2016   12:10 pm
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) German Angelique Kerber will become the new women's singles World No.1 replacing long-standing incumbent American Serena Williams when updated rankings are released on Monday, September 12. View More..

US Open: Serena Williams loses in semifinals to Karolina Pliskova

    Updated On : Sep 09,2016   6:36 am
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) Top-seeded Serena Williams fell to 10th seeded Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova in the US Open semifinals on Friday. View More..

Pliskova routs Konjuh to reach first Grand Slam semis

    Updated On : Sep 08,2016   12:02 pm
New York, Sep 8 (IANS) Tenth-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova brushed aside Croatian upstart Ana Konjuh 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the US Open semi-finals, the first time she has reached the final four of a Grand Slam tennis event. View More..

Serena through to US Open semis after beating Halep

    Updated On : Sep 08,2016   12:00 pm
New York, Sep 8 (IANS) World No.1 Serena Williams advanced to the semi-finals of the US Open, beating fifth seeded Romanian Simona Halep 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. View More..

Sonam launches world's largest lesson programme with children

    Updated On : Sep 05,2016   11:14 pm
Gurgaon, Sep 5 (IANS) Sonam Kapoor joined Gems Education, UNICEF, Reliance Group and the Global Goals Campaign to launch the World's Largest Lesson India programme on the occasion of Teacher's day here on Monday. The actress says that a proper education can build a great future and lead a child to imbibe good qualities. View More..