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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Sharapova to play first major in 18 months at US Open

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   12:20 pm
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has been given a wild card into the main draw of the US Open, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said. View More..

ITF hands Ilie Nastase 3-year ban for Fed Cup remarks

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   2:00 pm
Madrid, July 22 (IANS) The International Tennis Federation handed Romania's Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase a three-year ban and a fine for his recent conduct. View More..

Carolina, Nadal lead congratulatory messages for Muguruza

    Updated On : Jul 15,2017   10:08 pm
Madrid, July 15 (IANS) Rio Olympics gold medallist shuttler Carolina Marin led the congratulatory messages for fellow Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, who on Saturday hammered veteran Venus Williams in straight sets 7-5, 6-0 to clinch the women's singles final of Wimbledon in London. View More..

Muguruza, Venus advance to Wimbledon final

    Updated On : Jul 13,2017   10:00 pm
London, July 13 (IANS) Spaniard Garbine Muguruza and American veteran Venus Williams set up the women's singles final clash of the Wimbledon tennis championships eliminating Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova and local favourite Johanna Konta, respectively, here on Thursday. View More..

Muguruza advances to Wimbledon final for second time

    Updated On : Jul 13,2017   8:14 pm
London, July 13 (IANS) Spaniard Garbine Muguruza smashed Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday and advanced into the women's singles final of the Wimbledon tennis championships for the second time. View More..

Rujuta Diwekar's book, a sorted guideline for pregnancy

    Updated On : Jun 28,2017   4:18 pm
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) A mom-to-be is never too short on "Dos and Don'ts" pouring in, leaving her perplexed during the most important phase of her life. But now she has a rescuer in health expert Rujuta Diwekar's latest book that helps with tips for all those who are either planning to have a child, are pregnant or are nursing moms. View More..

Germany's Kerber continues to lead WTA rankings

    Updated On : Jun 26,2017   6:26 pm
Madrid, June 26 (IANS) German Angelique Kerber continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday with 6,965 points. View More..

Beyonce wins big at BET Awards

    Updated On : Jun 26,2017   2:02 pm
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles was the big winner at the 2017 BET Awards, taking a total of five trophies at the music event. View More..

Kenya to use global athletics event to promote sports tourism

    Updated On : Jun 21,2017   3:32 pm
Nairobi, June 21 (IANS) Kenya will use the World Under 18 Athletics Championships scheduled from July 12 to 16 to promote the country as a tourist destination. View More..

Germany's Kerber continues to lead WTA ranking

    Updated On : Jun 12,2017   4:18 pm
Madrid, June 12 (IANS) German tennis player Angelique Kerber continues to lead the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday. View More..

Bacsinszky, Ostapenko advance to French Open semis

    Updated On : Jun 07,2017   1:22 pm
Paris, June 7 (IANS) Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky and Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko advanced to the women's singles semi-finals in the French Open tennis championships. View More..

Kerber continues to lead WTA rankings as top 10 list shows no change

    Updated On : May 29,2017   4:16 pm
Madrid, May 29 (IANS) German Angelique Kerber remained at the top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) world singles rankings released on Monday, while the top ten saw no changes from last week. View More..

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..