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Serena William is one of the best-known female tennis players in the world of sports. The number of Serena Williams grand slams wins is a total of 23 in the open era at present. She is a professional American tennis player having the top rank in the Women’s Tennis Association(WTA) several times in her career.
Her efforts since childhood have resulted as the world’s most talented female tennis player ever. Williams is already blessed with both mental and physical abilities, plus on top of that, she also has an attractive personality. Her achievements are what make her an all-time greatest women tennis player. Each of her games is exciting and worth watching since her every shot is powerful and immense that even leaves the opponents amazed.
Serena William full name is Serena Jameka Williams. She was born on September 26, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America. She is the daughter of proud parents Richard Williams and Oracene Price. She was the youngest in a family of seven members. Her family moved from Saginaw to Compton, Los Angeles. She was raised there, but the environment was not for kids to be raised there. It was a rough and violent neighborhood, with gunfires.
Her father Richard was a fan of tennis and often played tennis with his kids. Serena was as equally interested in tennis as his father was. She started playing tennis at the early age of four with her other sister Venus. They were coached by her father and later attended the tennis academy of Rick Macci to enhance their skills.
When Serena was four and a half years old, she faced her first match. Later Serena William tennis matches began to increase. Her journey in tennis began and in the course of the next 5 years, amazingly she won 46 out of 49 tournaments she participated in. Both sisters were best at playing and acquired the top ranking in sports of certain age groups. Before making it to her teen years, both sisters received deals and offers from sport companies.
After the matches, their father Richard sensed they needed proper instruction and guidance to become professionals so they again moved to Florida. For the sake of his two youngest daughters, Richard scaled back the junior tournament schedule. He did this to protect his daughters from racism and intense competition.
She was back into action with full enthusiasm and was able to defeat the top 10 players continuously. This resulted in her rank to go from 304th to 99th entering the top 100.
In 1998, the youngest two sisters participated in a doubles tournament and won their first professional titles. During her starting journey, she worked hard and won multiple matches. As a result, Serena was cast 20th spot in singles rank. Unfortunately, she lost the third round of the Australian Open. But it didn’t let her down, the two sisters aimed to win the IGA thrift classic. Supporting each other’s back, they succeeded and became the first sisters who won professional tournaments in the same week.
Serena Williams us open journey began around this time. She partnered with her sister for the French Open & Us Open in 1999. She also emerged as the winner of the US Open Grand Slam singles tournament and earned the title of the second African-American woman who won and her ranking escalated to number 4.
In the year 2000, the William sisters won their first Wimbledon title and also teamed up for the Sydney Olympics, where they won several medals in doubles. One by one they also won Australian Open and became the fifth doubles to win all four Grand Slam women’s doubles. At some point, Serena went up against her sister to which she lost. Somehow she climbed her way to 6th rank.
Her career started to sparkle after 2002 when she won the French Open and US Open. defeating her sister Venus, Serena earned her victories and secured all the way to the number 1 ranking. She again defeated her sister in the finals and won the Australian Open in 2003. She became the fifth woman to hold Grand Slam Singles titles simultaneously. The number of Serena Williams grand slams was increasing rapidly at this stage. Later she again won the doubles titles at the Australian Open with Venus.
Alongside her peaking career, she also had injuries multiple times from the game. Due to this, she had to take a break from sports. As she was not active for some time, her rank dropped past the top 10. After her recovery in 2007, she was back with a bang winning in the Australian Open, third Australian Open, and Eighth Grand Slam. Her ranking boosted up to the 7th position.
In 2008, she set back to back records winning at the US Open singles tournament, runner up in Wimbledon singles, and Wimbledon doubles tournament with her sister. The wins on Serena Williams US open were slowing growing again. The sisters also won the Olympic gold medal. The year ended with rank number 2.
2009 was a record-breaking year. The duo won Wimbledon, the Australian Open doubles, and US open tournaments. This year Serena won five Grand Slam titles making a total of 23 Grand Slam titles. Serena Williams grand slams titles are the maximum number of grand slams ever by a woman. Her struggles and success again helped Serena to secure the 1st position in the ranking.
After 2010, they lost the Wimbledon title and ended the year with 4th ranking. In 2011, Serena again took a break due to lung problems and was separated from tennis for a long time. She kickstarted in 2012 & won a gold medal at the Olympic games. In 2013, she again set a record for being the oldest person to win the WTA championship.
In 2015, Serena was able to hold all four Grand Slam titles again by winning Wimbledon and French Open. 2016 was rough for Serena as she lost the Australian Open & French Open. Eventually, she lost her number 1 rank. She didn’t give up and won the Australian Open. Later it was revealed that she was 8 months pregnant at that time and she decided to take a break.
Apart from tennis
In collaboration with her sister Venus, they also have written a book entitled “Venus & Serena: Serving From The Hip: 10 Rules For Living, Loving and Winning” and Serena also published her autobiography “On the Line”.
Serena Williams net worth
Serena Williams net worth is estimated to be $200 million according to wealthygorilla.com. She is one of the best-known female tennis players in the world of sports. Plus besides sports, she is also engaged in movies, fashion icon, etc. She has also started her own clothing line “Aneres”. As active as she is, Serena and her sister Venus have written a book entitled “Venus & Serena: Serving From The Hip: 10 Rules For Living, Loving and Winning” and Serena also published her autobiography “On the Line”.
Serena Williams is the first tennis player to have a golden career in both singles and doubles. If we were to count her accomplishments, she has a record for 39 Grand Slams 23 in singles and 14 in double tournaments. The William sisters Venus and Serena won 3 doubles gold in the Olympics as partners. She was ranked number 1 when she was 31 years old which makes her the oldest player ever to rank 1. She has made history to win the most single matches in Grand Slams and became the highest-paid player.
Serena Williams grand slam wins
Grand Slam Single Wins
|Australian Open||2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017|
|French Open||2002, 2013, 2015|
|Wimbledon||2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016|
|US Open||1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014|
Grand Slam doubles
|Australian Open||2001, 2003, 2009, 2010|
|French Open||1999, 2010|
|Wimbledon||2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016|
|US Open||1999, 2009|
Is Serena Williams married?
Serena was rumored to be dating a rapper around 2010 but they broke up. After that in the year 2016, Serena was engaged to Alexis Ohanian, the Reddit co-founder. Then in 2017, she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. finally in 2017, November the couple tied the knot at New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center.