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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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..

Serena Williams leads WTA rankings

    Updated On : Feb 13,2017   6:50 pm
Madrid, Feb 13 (IANS) American tennis player Serena Williams led the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) world rankings on Monday for the third consecutive week. View More..

Serena Williams leads WTA rankings

    Updated On : Feb 06,2017   7:24 pm
Madrid, Feb 6 (IANS) American tennis player Serena Williams led the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) world rankings on Monday for the second consecutive week. View More..

Serena takes top spot in WTA rankings from Kerber

    Updated On : Jan 30,2017   5:38 pm
Melbourne, Jan 30 (IANS) United States legend Serena Williams replaced German Angelique Kerber at the top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings released on Monday, with 7,780 points. View More..

Serena clinches record 23rd Grand Slam title with Australian Open triumph

    Updated On : Jan 28,2017   7:50 pm
Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) American tennis legend Serena Williams scripted history when she defeated her elder sister Venus in the Australian Open final to become the first woman to capture 23 Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era here on Saturday. View More..

Serena clinches record 23rd Grand Slam title with Australian Open triumph

    Updated On : Jan 28,2017   5:12 pm
Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) American tennis legend Serena Williams scripted history when she defeated her elder sister Venus in the Australian Open final to become the first woman to capture 23 Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era here on Saturday. View More..

Serena clinches record 23rd Grand Slam title with Australian Open triumph

    Updated On : Jan 28,2017   3:36 pm
Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) US tennis legend Serena Williams scripted history when she defeated her elder sister Venus in the Australian Open final to become the first woman to capture 23 Grand Slam singles titles here on Saturday. View More..

Old is still gold and its nostalgia time at Australian Open (Preview)

    Updated On : Jan 28,2017   9:26 am
Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) When two sisters, both above 35, clash in the final of a Grand Slam where, for some time, new starlets with their toned bodies and psychedelic dresses strutted their stuff, what does it say of the game? View More..

Serena Williams to face Venus in Australian Open final

    Updated On : Jan 26,2017   2:00 pm
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) Six-time champion Serena Williams of the US defeated Croatian tennis player Mirjana Lucic-Baroni to advance to the final of the Australian Open here on Thursday. View More..

Serena beats Strycova to move into Australian Open quarters

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   2:36 pm
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Second-seeded Serena Williams of the United States defeated Czech tennis player Barbora Strycova 7-5, 6-4 in an hour and 46 minutes to enter the quarter-finals of the Australian Open here on Monday. View More..

Serena eases past Gibbs to reach 4th round

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   2:40 pm
Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) Second-seeded Serena Williams of the United States overcame her compatriot Nicole Gibbs 6-1, 6-3 in just over an hour to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Saturday. View More..

Serena advances to third round in Australian Open

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   5:58 pm
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) World No.2 Serena Williams on Thursday gritted out a 6-3, 6-4 second round win in a high-quality encounter against Lucie Safarova in the Australian Open tennis tournament here. View More..

Australian Open 2017: Serena Williams beats Switzerland's Belinda Bencic

    Updated On : Jan 17,2017   9:22 am
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Six-time Australian Open champion Serena Williams progressed to the second round of the Australian Open 2017 with a straight-set win over Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic on Tuesday. View More..

Kerber to play without expectations at Australian Open

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   3:42 pm
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Germany's Angeliuqe Kerber has found the ticket to success at the 2017 Australian Open after a mixed lead up, playing without expectations and forgetting the pressure of being the world's best female tennis player. View More..

Serena focused on Australian Open rather than wedding

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   8:52 pm
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) United States tennis star Serena Williams said on Saturday that she prefers to focus on the Australian Open rather than her own wedding. View More..

Tennis: Kerber leads women's singles rankings

    Updated On : Jan 09,2017   5:46 pm
Madrid, Jan 9 (IANS) German Angelique Kerber continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings, released on Monday, with 8,875 points. View More..

Serena Williams wins at Auckland Classic

    Updated On : Jan 03,2017   7:04 pm
Auckland, Jan 3 (IANS) American tennis star Serena Williams began her Auckland Classic tennis tournament campaign with a win over France's Pauline Parmentier here on Tuesday. View More..