Must Be Aware Facts About Serena Williams

Sneha Jan 10, 2013

Serena Williams along with her sister Venus Williams are two of the greatest female Champions to have ever graced the history of Tennis. While they both bring their own unique idiosyncrasies to the pitch, it goes without saying that they share an amazing chemistry when paired together against another team. Serena, the younger of the two Williams sister, by a year, has had a better turn at success in Tennis. Here are a few fun and interesting facts about Serena that every Williams fan must be aware of.

• Serena’s full name is Serena Jameka Williams.

• She was born on 26 September 1981, a year and three months after her sister Venus was born.

• She became a professional tennis player at the age of 14.

• Her very first professional game was in September of the year 1995.

• She was initially trained at the Nick Bollettieri tennis academy along with her sister but was later removed by her father who heard them being subjected to racial comments.

• She became the first black woman to win the Grand Slam professional tennis title, since Althea Gibson in 1958, when she participated in the U.S. Open women's singles tournament in 1999.

• Her first show down with her sister, Venus, was also in the same year at the Lipton Championships.

• She along with her sister, Venus, won gold medals in the doubles tournament at the Summer Olympics in 2000 and 2008. She personally has won four gold medals: one in singles and the rest in doubles.

• Serena Williams has won a total of 10 career grand slam titles to date, which is three more than her sister.

• She has won more career level prize money than any other known female athlete, to the tunes of $24 million dollars.

• She has beaten her sister in four consecutive grand slam competitions such as the French Open, Wimbledon Open, US Open and the Australian Open.

• The sister duo was revered as the ‘Doubles Team of the Year’ in 2000.

• Serena Williams profile is not limited to that of a Tennis player. She has also tried her hand at acting by appearing in several Television shows such as E.R., My Wife and Kids and the Simpsons.

• Serena Williams statistics aren’t just the only thing impressive about her. Her personal dressing style is very well noted and she runs a successful designer line called ‘Aneres’, which is ‘Serena’ spelled backwards.

• Besides Venus, she has three other sisters.

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(2) Comments

  1. Raufur Rahim Apr 26, 2013

    I am able to learn various information on Serena Williams. Really I see on tv screen many times & wish to know on their personal file & profile.This post help me collect various news about Williams. Thanks for the post

  2. Munna Kamruzzaman Dec 30, 2014

    Hello Sneha, thanks for above important information about legend of tennis world. I like it very much because I Serena Williams is my all time favorite player..Thanks a lot.