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 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..

Cash crunch rules out Federer, Serena from IPTL

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   4:06 pm
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The current cash crunch in the country, following the November 8 demonetisation has led to multiple Grand Slam champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams pulling out of this season's International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), the organisers announced on Tuesday. View More..

Germany's Kerber ends 2016 on top of women's tennis rankings

    Updated On : Nov 21,2016   7:58 pm
Madrid, Nov 21 (IANS) Germany's Angelique Kerber managed to end 2016 on top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings released on Monday, ahead of US Open runner-up Serena Williams. View More..

WADA claims hackers leaked fake data on Olympics athletes

    Updated On : Nov 21,2016   3:16 pm
Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS) The information on the Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), provided by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), was modified by hacking group named Fancy Bears before they leaked on the web, WADA Medical Director Alan Vernec has said. View More..

Reedie re-elected World Anti-Doping Agency chief

    Updated On : Nov 20,2016   8:36 pm
Glasgow, Nov 20 (IANS) World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) President Craig Reedie was on Sunday re-elected for a second three-year term as head of the agency. View More..

Kerber continues to lead WTA rankings

    Updated On : Nov 07,2016   7:12 pm
Madrid, Nov 7 (IANS) Germany's Angelique Kerber continued to lead the rankings of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) while Czech Petra Kvitova on Monday jumped to the 11th position after winning the title of the WTA Elite Trophy in China. View More..

Germany's Kerber continues to lead WTA ranking

    Updated On : Oct 31,2016   6:02 pm
Madrid, Oct 31 (IANS) Germany's Angelique Kerber continued to top the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings with 9.080 points. View More..

Kerber, Sania continue to lead women's tennis rankings

    Updated On : Oct 24,2016   3:16 pm
London, Oct 24 (IANS) Germany's Angelique Kerber and India's Sania Mirza continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles and doubles rankings, respectively, according to the latest list released on Monday. View More..

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..