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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Reigning US Open champion Osaka withdraws from Wuhan Open

    Updated On : Sep 23,2018   9:08 pm
Wuhan (China), Sep 23 (IANS) Reigning US Open champion Naomi Osaka of Japan withdrew from the Wuhan Open on Sunday due to a viral illness. View More..

Halep stays No. 1 in world tennis rankings, Osaka enters top 10

    Updated On : Sep 10,2018   2:06 pm
Madrid, Sep 10 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep continued to lead Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday, ahead of Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki. View More..

Serena Williams fined for violating tennis code of conduct

    Updated On : Sep 10,2018   12:38 pm
New York, Sep 10 (IANS) Tennis star Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 by the organizers of the US Open for committing three violations of the code of conduct during the second set of the women's final, which she lost on the weekend to Japan's Naomi Osaka 6-2, 6-4. View More..

Osaka receives trophy in tears, amid audience boos

    Updated On : Sep 09,2018   4:26 pm
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) The young Japanese Naomi Osaka, champion of the US Open, received her trophy with tears before the booing of the public, which favoured the American Serena Williams. View More..

Serena Williams points at sexism in controversial defeat in US Open final

    Updated On : Sep 09,2018   3:50 pm
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) Former world number one Serena Williams was the centre of all attention at Flushing Meadows despite having lost the US Open final to young Japanese rising star Naomi Osaka (6-2, 6-4) in a match mired in controversies and penalties. View More..

Osaka downs Keys, becomes first Japanese woman to play a Grand Slam final

    Updated On : Sep 07,2018   1:42 pm
New York, Sep 7 (IANS) Japan's Naomi Osaka has become the first Japanese woman ever to advance to the singles final of a Grand Slam tennis tournament after winning 6-3, 6-4 against American Madison Keys at the US Open in Flushing Meadows. View More..

Serena Williams beats Sevastova, reaches US Open final

    Updated On : Sep 07,2018   1:20 pm
New York, Sep 7 (IANS) Serena Williams has entered the US Open final for the ninth time in Flushing Meadows. She defeated Latvian Anastasija Sevastova in the semifinals in two sets, 6-3 and 6-0. View More..

Williams enters US Open semi-finals

    Updated On : Sep 05,2018   12:58 pm
New York, Sep 5 (IANS) American tennis player Serena Williams beat Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the US Open in a duel that lasted an hour and 26 minutes. View More..

Priyanka enjoys family time with Nick Jonas

    Updated On : Sep 05,2018   10:44 am
New York, Sep 5 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra was seen enjoying some family time with her fiance Nick Jonas and mother Madhu Chopra at the US Open here. View More..

Serena in US Open QF

    Updated On : Sep 03,2018   8:38 am
New York, Sep 3 (IANS) Serena Williams has reached the quarterfinals at the US Open in Flushing Meadows here after beating Estonia's Kaia Kanepi 6-0, 4-6, 6-3. View More..

Serena defeats Venus to advance to US Open 4th round

    Updated On : Sep 01,2018   9:08 am
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the fourth round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows. View More..

Serena Williams moves on to third round of US Open

    Updated On : Aug 30,2018   11:12 am
New York, Aug 30 (IANS) Serena Williams, former world No. 1 and seeded 17th in the tournament, maintained her good performance at the US Open to advance to the third round by winning 6-2, 6-2 against German Carina Witthoeft. View More..

Kerber tips Serena as favourite to win US Open

    Updated On : Aug 25,2018   5:06 pm
New York, Aug 25 (IANS) German star Angelique Kerber has said that former world No.1 Serena Williams is always a favourite to win the US Open, which is set to start next Monday at Flushing Meadows. View More..

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..