Some nice facts about Serena Williams :
Favorite Tennis Player: Pete Sampras
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite author: Maya Angelou
Most memorable experience: Winning Wimbledon in 2002
Self-described as: Very humorous with a great personality
Favorite place to visit: Italy
Likes to listen: Mariah Carey and Brandy.
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
Hobbies: Surfing, watching movies, cartoons, and football, skateboarding, playing guitar, reading, acting, talking on the phone, and spending time with family and friends.
A professional tennis player Serena Williams was born on 26th September, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA. Richard and Oracene Williams have five daughters Lyndrea, Isha, Yetunde, Venus and Serena. Serena is the youngest of five sisters. The family raised in Compton, a violent Los Angeles suburb.
Serena father was very keen about their daughters and want to make them tennis professional. So they started teaching tennis to Serena from her early age. She begins her training on the public court of Compton. She developed her skill very quickly and at the age of four and half she entered in the tournament. She appeared as a junior in that tournament and won 46 matches out of 49.
Serena then joins Ric Macci's Florida tennis academy for further training. At the age 14 she turned to be a professional and because of less age she has to take part in non-WTA tournament first at Bell Challenge in Quebec. Though she was lost in the tournament but in 1997 she was ranked 304th in the world.
In 1999 at Australian Open she won her first Grand Slam by beating sixth seed Irina Spirlea. On 11th September 1999 she won the U.S. Open and the next day both she and her sister Venus won the Ladies Doubles. Because of the knee injury she was out of competition for 8 months. In 2004 She came back to play in the final at Wimbledon but she can't won major titles.
Besides their career and profession Williams sisters are very close friends of each other. Both Serena and Venus are home schooled by their mother Oracene. In 1999 the two sisters did fashion designing at the Art Institute of Florida. Serena designed her own clothing called as Aneres which is backward of her first name spelling. She plans to sell in boutiques in Miami and Los Angeles.
Nicknames: Serena Williams
Birth Date: 26 September 1981
Birth Place: Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 130 lbs.
Profession: Tennis Player
Singles Titles: 26
Doubles Titles: 11
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Contact Information :
Gardens, Florida, USA
Serena Williams is a currently #7 rank female tennis player in the world. She is youngest of all of her five sisters. Fro the 1990s Serena and her older sister Venus Williams became stars of the female tennis. The sisters were African and American and because of their powerful game and flashy outfits they became popular very soon.
Serena Williams is one year younger than Venus and three inches shorter in height. But all of the other sisters Serena was the first girl to win a major tournaments and titles. Serena becomes a dominant tennis player and she won Serena Slam in 2002. She holds four grand slam titles at the 2002 French Open, U.S. Open, Wimbledon Open and 2003's Australian Open.
Apart from the tennis career Serena and her sister Venus appeared in The Simpson's tennis themed episode which is an animated television show. In April 2005 ABCFamily airs the shoe broadcasted on the lives of Serena Williams and Venus Williams.
In the fall of 2001 Serena make an appearance in the Martin Lawrence's movie Black Knight. It was her comeo appearance. Also she played a guest role of a school teacher in My Wife and Kids (2001) starring Damon Wayans on ABC in October 2002.
Serena Williams - Quotes
Tennis just a game, family is forever.
Family's first, and that's what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.
I decided I can't pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it.
For the younger sisters, we always look up to the older sisters because they're always ahead of us and they always win.
My game has matured, and mentally, I've just matured to another level. That is a major factor in it. Some people mature really late.
Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we'll be able to do this a lot. Make a legacy, then retire champions.
I am here to play women's tennis. I'm a lady. Predominantly, most of the time I always like to play ladies.
I can't become satisfied, because if I get satisfied, I'll be like, Oh, I've won Wimbledon, I've won the U.S. Open. Now can I relax. But now people are really going to be fighting to beat me.
I'm a perfectionist. I'm pretty much insatiable. I feel there's so many things I can improve on.
I'm not used to crying. It's a little difficult. All my life I've had to fight. It's just another fight I'm going to have to learn how to win, that's all. I'm just going to have to keep smiling.
I'm really exciting. I smile a lot, I win a lot, and I'm really sexy.
All my life I've kinda dreamed of being the best, and doing the best, and it hasn't always been easy for me. So I've been trying, but it's really special to have come such a long way, it's just really fulfilling. And the fact that I'm just making history right now and the fact that I was able to win four in a row, it doesn't happen every day.
Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.
Venus told me the other day that champions don't get nervous in tight situations. That really helped me a lot. I decided I shouldn't get nervous and just do the best I can.
WTA Tour singles titles : 26
Feb 22, 1999 Paris, France Amelie Mauresmo (France) 2-6 6-3 7-6
Mar 1, 1999 Indian Wells, USA Steffi Graf (Germany) 6-3 3-6 7-5
Aug 9, 1999 Los Angeles, USA Julie Halard-Decugis (France) 6-1 6-4
Aug 30, 1999 U.S. Open, New York, USA Martina Hingis (Switzerland) 6-3 7-6
Sep 27, 1999 Grand Slam Cup, Munich, Germany Venus Williams (USA) 6-1 3-6 6-3
Feb 14, 2000 Hanover, Germany Denisa Chladkova (Czech Republic) 6-1 6-1
Aug 7, 2000 Los Angeles, USA Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4-6 6-4 7-6
Oct 2, 2000 Tokyo, Japan Julie Halard-Decugis (France) 7-5 6-1
Mar 1, 2001 Indian Wells, USA Kim Clijsters (Belgium) 4-6 6-4 6-2
Aug 13, 2001 Toronto, Canada Jennifer Capriati (USA) 6-1 6-7 6-3
Oct 29, 2001 Sanex Championships, Munich, Germany Lindsay Davenport (USA) W/O
Feb 25, 2002 Scottsdale, USA Jennifer Capriati (USA) 6-2 4-6 6-4
Mar 18, 2002 Miami, USA Jennifer Capriati (USA) 7-5 7-6
May 13, 2002 Rome Justine Henin-Hardenne (Belgium) 7-6 6-4
May 27, 2002 French Open, Paris, France Venus Williams (USA) 7-5 6-3
Jun 24, 2002 Wimbledon, London, Britain Venus Williams (USA) 7-6 6-3
Aug 26, 2002 U.S. Open, New York, USA Venus Williams (United States) 6-4 6-3
Sep 16, 2002 Tokyo, Japan Kim Clijsters (Belgium) 2-6 6-3 6-3
Sep 9, 2002 Leipzig, Germany Anastasia Myskina (Russia) 6-3 6-2
Jan 13, 2003 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Venus Williams (USA) 7-6 3-6 6-4
Feb 3, 2003 Paris, France Amélie Mauresmo (France) 6-3 6-2
Mar 17, 2003 Miami, USA Jennifer Capriati (USA) 4-6 6-4 6-1
Jun 23, 2003 Wimbledon Venus Williams (United States) 4-6 6-4 6-2
Mar 22, 2004 Miami, USA Elena Dementieva (Russia) 6-1 6-1
Sep 20, 2004 Beijing, China Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 4-6 7-5 6-4
Jan 17, 2005 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2-6 6-3 6-0
Grand Slams titles : 7
WTA Tour doubles titles : 11
1998: Oklahoma City
1999: French Open
1999: U.S. Open
2000: Summer Olympics-Sydney
2001: Australian Open
2002: Leipzig (with Alexandra Stevenson)
2003: Australian Open
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