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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Serena falls short against Kvitova in Cincinnati

    Updated On : Aug 15,2018   8:28 pm
Cincinnati, Aug 15 (IANS) American great Serena Williams showed further signs of rediscovering her championship level, but came up short in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 second-round loss to Petra Kvitova at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. View More..

Azarenka beats Suarez at Cincinnati Masters

    Updated On : Aug 14,2018   2:50 pm
Cincinnati (US), Aug 14 (IANS) Victoria Azarenka of Belarus eliminated Spain's Carla Suarez to advance to the second round of the women's singles category at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament, hoping to take the title again after five years. View More..

Serena Williams withdraws from Rogers Cup tennis tournament

    Updated On : Aug 05,2018   3:34 pm
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Former World No.1 Serena Williams has withdrawn from next week's Rogers Cup tennis tournament citing personal reasons, the tournament organisers confirmed. View More..

Azarenka routs lucky loser to reach San Jose quarters

    Updated On : Aug 02,2018   9:48 pm
San Jose, Aug 2 (IANS) Belarusian Victoria Azarenka cruised into the quarter-finals of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over lucky loser Anna Blinkova. View More..

Serena rises even as WTA top-10 chart remains unchanged

    Updated On : Jul 30,2018   4:38 pm
London, July 30 (IANS) American great Serena Williams, who finished runner-up at the recently-held Wimbledon tennis Championship, rose a spot to No.26 in the latest Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, released on Monday. View More..

Halep maintains No.1 spot in world tennis rankings

    Updated On : Jul 23,2018   9:02 pm
Madrid, July 23 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep maintained her No.1 spot in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings released on Monday, ahead of Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki, as the top 10 remained unchanged. View More..

India's couture landscape has become extremely expressive: Shantanu & Nikhil

    Updated On : Jul 21,2018   2:26 pm
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Ace designers Shantanu and Nikhil, who have a long history of giving Indian fashion some finest trends like androgynous fashion and are known for their love affair with drapes, say that couture landscape has become extremely expressive in India in the recent past. View More..

WTA rankings: Serena Williams jumps 153 spots to No. 28

    Updated On : Jul 16,2018   5:46 pm
Madrid, July 16 (IANS) Serena Williams of the United States rocketed an astounding 153 places up to world No. 28 in the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday, after finishing runner-up at Wimbledon. View More..

Kerber beats Serena in straight sets to wins 1st-ever Wimbledon title

    Updated On : Jul 14,2018   10:50 pm
Wilmbledon, July 14 (IANS) Germany's Angelique Kerbe won her first-ever Wimbledon tennis title on Saturday after defeating Serena Williams of the US 6-3, 6-3 in the final. View More..

Wimbledon: Serena books ticket to 10th final

    Updated On : Jul 13,2018   2:12 pm
London, July 13 (IANS) Serena Williams will make her 10th appearance at the Wimbledon final after beating No.13 seed Julia Goerges of Germany 6-4, 6-2 in the semi-finals. View More..

Kerber reaches Wimbledon final round, ends Ostapenko's best run

    Updated On : Jul 12,2018   10:00 pm
London, July 12 (IANS) Germany's Angelique Kerber, world No. 10, reached the final at Wimbledon on Thursday after defeating Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 6-3, 6-3. View More..

Serena enters Wimbledon semis with comeback victory

    Updated On : Jul 11,2018   2:32 pm
London, July 11 (IANS) Serena Williams is one step closer to her eighth Wimbledon trophy after she beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the quarter-finals. View More..

Bertens stuns Pliskova in Wimbledon pre-quarters

    Updated On : Jul 09,2018   9:30 pm
Wimbledon, July 9 (IANS) World No 20 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands on Monday battled to a straight-set upset win over world No 8 Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), reaching the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon tennis championships for first time in her career. View More..

Serena advances to Wimbledon fourth round; Bertens upsets Venus

    Updated On : Jul 07,2018   7:48 am
London, July 7 (IANS) Seven-time champion Serena Williams has kept her Wimbledon hopes alive with a hard-fought 7-5, 7-6 (7-2) third-round victory over Kristina Mladenovic. View More..

Rodina upsets Keys, reaches Wimbledon last-16 for 1st time

    Updated On : Jul 06,2018   8:44 pm
London, July 6 (IANS) Russian tennis player Evgeniya Rodina on Friday pulled off a big upset, defeating the US' Madison Keys, the tenth seed, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4, to book a place in the round of 16 at Wimbledon for the first time in her career. View More..

Defending champ Muguruza crashes out in Wimbledon 2nd round

    Updated On : Jul 06,2018   6:08 pm
Wimbledon, July 6 (IANS) Spanish defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza was stunned in second-round action at the Wimbledon tennis championships, losing to unheralded Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck 7-5, 2-6, 1-6. View More..

Wimbledon begins without Murray but with Roger Federer, Serena Williams

    Updated On : Jul 02,2018   8:58 pm
Wimbledon (UK), July 2 (IANS) The world's foremost Grand Slam and the only one to be played on grass courts got under way here on Monday with the news that local favorite Andy Murray had decided to pull out after a lengthy battle to recover his fitness following hip surgery. View More..

Muguruza brushes off discussing Serena's seeding at Wimbledon

    Updated On : Jul 01,2018   8:08 pm
London, July 1 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza brushed off questions on Sunday about the decision by Wimbledon organizers to give the 25th-seed spot to the United States legend Serena Williams, despite her being ranked world No.181. View More..

Federer to start Wimbledon campaign against Lajovic

    Updated On : Jun 30,2018   1:32 pm
London, June 30 (IANS) Defending champion Roger Federer will begin his quest for a record extending ninth Wimbledon title when he takes on Dusan Lajovic in first-round action on Monday. View More..

Serena is surprise 25th seed at Wimbledon, Halep 1st

    Updated On : Jun 27,2018   7:22 pm
London, June 27 (IANS) United States tennis star Serena Williams was on Wednesday named as the surprise 25th seed in the upcoming 2018 Wimbledon tennis tournament, despite being ranked world No.183. View More..