Player Profile – Serena Williams
Full Name: Serena Jameka Williams
Date of Birth: 26th September, 1981
Place of Birth: Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Height: 5 ft 9 inches (1.75 meters)
Playing Style: Right-handed
Turned Pro: 24th September, 1995
Career WTA titles: 58 (As on 27th March, 2014)
Highest WTA Ranking: 1 (First on 8th July, 2002)
Official Website: serenawilliams.com
Australian Open: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010
French Open: 2002, 2013
Wimbledon: 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012
US Open: 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013
WTA Championship Titles: 2001, 2009, 2012, 2013
Olympics: Gold Medal 2000 (Doubles), 2008, 2012 (Both in Singles and in Doubles)
US Open: 1998
Fed Cup: 1999
Hopman Cup: 2003, 2008
Born to Richard and Oracene Williams, Serena is the youngest of their five daughters. Serena and her elder sister Venus took on the game of tennis. Serena’s father who is a former sharecropper from Louisiana was determined to make Venus and Serena to rule the women’s Tennis. Both Serena and Venus used to get two hours of rigorous training from her father in a court not so far from their home.
Serena Williams turned pro in the year 1995 and just in 12 months the ranking jumped from 304 to 99 in the WTA Tour Rankings. In the year 1999 family rivalry came on the Tennis court and Serena Williams beat her sister Venus in the US Open finals that year. By the end of next decade Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slam titles, including 10 doubles with her sister Venus Williams. In the year 2012, when Serena Williams was 30 years old, she beat Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska by 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in the Wimbledon final and thus she became the first woman to win a Grand Slam title at the age of 30 or more. Previously Martina Navratilova won the 1990 title at the age of 33.
Serena Williams has also developed some of the interesting activities. She is also into fashions and has her own brand called ‘Aneres’. Serena Williams has also appeared for The Simpsons show along with her sister, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. Serena Williams is also attached with Miami Dolphins Venture, Writing and loads of Charity Work. She was also chosen as one of the 25 Most Intriguing People by the ‘People’ magazine in the year 2002. The ‘Essence’ magazine has also called her one of the 50 most Inspiring African-Americans of USA.
- Sleep Sheets
- Miami Dolphins
- “Do Not Disturb” for Apple iPhones.