Serena Williams is known for her powerful serves and aggressive playing style.

One of the world’s best tennis players, Williams was born on September 26, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan, to Richard and Oracene Williams.

The youngest of Richard’s five daughters, Serena and her sister Venus would grow up to become great tennis champions. Serena Williams and her older sister Venus were playing tennis with their father when Serena Williams was three years old.

In 1991, Serena rose to stardom when she was ranked 1 in the 10 and under a group of the US Tennis Association Junior Team.

She turned professional in 1995.  In a year’s time, Serena Williams jumped to rank in the top 100 worldwide. By 1998, Serena Williams and her sister Venus showed that they had the winning touch.  Serena Williams ranked 20th after winning mixed doubles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. The following year they won the Wimbledon double, but also won Olympic gold for the United States at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

After Serena Williams and her sister won the doubles competition at the Australian Open in 2001, they became the 5th team to win all four Grand Slam women’s doubles titles.  As well as they were competing, it was only a matter of time that they would compete as singles. That was also the year that she lost the U.S. Open finals to Venus.  In the next year, Serena Williams defeated Venus in the U.S. Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon.  Her efforts put her in 1st place worldwide.

Her career has not just been in tennis.  Williams has appeared on television as herself or as one of the actors.  She has also been a voice actor on animated shows such as The Simpsons.

Serena Williams has modeled with credits as a cover model in publications such as Sports Illustrated.  With an education from the Art Institute, it is not surprising that she started her own fashion line Aneres in 2004.  Her name is also on handbags and jewelry.  Serena Williams published a book with her sister in 2005 as well as her own autobiography in 2009.

Serena Williams is still competing professionally and maintaining her ranking worldwide.

Awards And Achievements, Serena won a total of 39 major titles putting her joint-third on the all-time list and second in the open Era: 23 singles, 14 in women’s doubles and in mixed doubles.

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