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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Azarenka to compete in Mallorca Open in first appearance after birth of son

    Updated On : May 24,2017   8:14 pm
Mallorca (Spain), May 24 (IANS) Belarusian woman tennis player Victoria Azarenka is set to play in the Mallorca Open in her first appearance after a maternity break, the tournament organisers confirmed on Wednesday. View More..

Azarenka hastens to tennis court after son's birth

    Updated On : May 22,2017   9:50 pm
Minsk, May 22 (IANS) Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Monday announced she is ready to return to the tennis court after maternity leave and is set to play in a grass-court event before Wimbledon. View More..

Ukraine's Svitolina in women's top 10 tennis rankings

    Updated On : May 22,2017   3:50 pm
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina now ranks among the Women's Tennis Association top 10 list released Monday after her 4-6, 7-5 and 6-1 win over Romanian Simona Halep in the Italian Open final, while Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza rose to the fifth place. View More..

Beyoncé celebrates twins with party

    Updated On : May 21,2017   2:12 pm
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Singer Beyoncé Knowles, who is expecting twins with husband Jay Z, celebrated her upcoming bundles of joy with friends and family in a Carter push party. View More..

Simona Halep in Italian Open semis

    Updated On : May 19,2017   7:04 pm
Rome, May 19 (IANS) World No.4 tennis player Simona Halep on Friday defeated Estonia's Anett Kontaveit to enter the semifinals of the Italian Open here. View More..

Kerber climbs to top of WTA rankings

    Updated On : May 15,2017   7:28 pm
Madrid, May 15 (IANS) German tennis player Angelique Kerber climbed to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings, released on Monday, with 7,035 points, dislodging United States icon Serena Williams. View More..

Romania's Halep defends her Madrid Open crown

    Updated On : May 14,2017   3:46 pm
Madrid, May 14 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep successfully defended her Madrid Open title by downing France's Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 6-7 (5-7) and 6-2, in a hard-fought final. View More..

Sharapova, Venus, Wawrinka ready for Italian Open

    Updated On : May 12,2017   9:10 pm
Rome, May 12 (IANS) Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, American Venus Williams and Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka started practice on Friday at the Foro Italico clay courts here for the Italian Open. View More..

Serena Williams maintains top spot in WTA rankings

    Updated On : May 08,2017   5:42 pm
Madrid, May 8 (IANS) United States tennis player Serena Williams continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association world rankings released on Monday, with 7,010 points. View More..

Wimbledon increases prize money to $40.8 million

    Updated On : May 04,2017   2:10 am
London, May 4 (IANS) The All England Lawn Tennis Club, host of the Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament, announced on Wednesday that this year's edition will pay out 31.6 million pound sterling ($40.8 million) in prize money, 12.5 per cent more than last year. View More..

Serena Williams regains top spot in tennis rankings

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   5:20 pm
Madrid, April 24 (IANS) United States tennis icon Serena Williams has returned to the top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings, released on Monday, with 7,010 points. View More..

Germany's Angelique Kerber retains top spot in WTA rankings

    Updated On : Apr 17,2017   4:26 pm
Madrid, April 17 (IANS) German player Angelique Kerber continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association world rankings, released on Monday, with 7,335 points. View More..

Germany's Kerber remains at top of WTA rankings

    Updated On : Apr 10,2017   7:40 pm
Madrid, April 10 (IANS) German Angelique Kerber on Monday continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association world rankings with 7,335 points. View More..

Johanna Konta breaks into WTA top 10 rankings

    Updated On : Apr 03,2017   6:48 pm
Madrid, April 3 (IANS) British tennis player Johanna Konta has forayed into the top 10 in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) world rankings, released on Monday, after winning the Miami Open. View More..

IAAF becomes latest target for hacker 'Fancy Bears'

    Updated On : Apr 03,2017   6:46 pm
Paris, April 3 (IANS) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Monday declared a potential threat by a network hacker named "Fancy Bears" to its servers containing Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) applications of athletes. View More..

Wozniacki reaches her first Miami open final, defeats Pliskova

    Updated On : Mar 31,2017   1:34 pm
Miami, March 31 (IANS) Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki reached her first Miami Open final with a come-from-behind 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Czech Karolina Pliskova. View More..

Rising tennis sensation Karman sets sights on top-350

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   6:44 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Rising tennis sensation Karman Kaur Thandi, who had trained under women's World No.1 Serena Williams's French coach Patrick Mouratoglou, has set her eyes in breaking into the top-350 of the WTA rankings by the end of the first quarter in 2017. View More..

Kerber, Wozniacki advance at Indian Wells

    Updated On : Mar 12,2017   2:28 pm
Indian Wells (California), March 12 (IANS) Second-seeded German Angelique Kerber notched one of her most convincing wins of the season at the BNP Paribas Open hard-court tennis tournament, cruising to a 6-2, 6-1 second-round victory over cmpatriot Andrea Petkovic in less than an hour. View More..

Kerber heads Monterrey tennis event field

    Updated On : Mar 09,2017   4:20 pm
Mexico City, March 9 (IANS) Germany's Angelique Kerber, who will return to the top spot when the new Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings are released later this month, heads the list of players slated to compete at the Abierto Monterrey hard-court event in early April. View More..

Serena Williams leads WTA rankings

    Updated On : Feb 27,2017   5:50 pm
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) American tennis player Serena Williams led the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) world rankings on Monday. View More..