Serena Williams

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Serena Williams
Serena Williams US Open 2013.jpg
Serena Williams at the 2013 US Open
Country United States United States
Residence Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States[1]
Born September 26, 1981 (1981-09-26) (age 32)
Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Turned pro September 24, 1995
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 54,380,151[2]
(1st all-time among women athletes and 4th all-time among tennis athletes)[3]
Official website serenawilliams.com
Singles
Career record 639–113 (84.97%)
Career titles 58 WTA[1] (4th in overall rankings)
Highest ranking No. 1 (July 8, 2002)
Current ranking No. 1 (January 13, 2014)[4]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010)
French Open W (2002, 2013)
Wimbledon W (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012)
US Open W (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Other tournaments
Championships W (2001, 2009, 2012, 2013)
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold medal (2012)
Doubles
Career record 169–22 (89.1%)
Career titles 22
Highest ranking No. 1 (June 7, 2010)
Current ranking No. 64 (September 23, 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2001, 2003, 2009, 2010)
French Open W (1999, 2010)
Wimbledon W (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012)
US Open W (1999, 2009)
Other Doubles tournaments
Championships SF (2009)
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold medal (2000, 2008, 2012)
Mixed Doubles
Career record 27–3 (90%)
Career titles 2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (1999)
French Open F (1998)
Wimbledon W (1998)
US Open W (1998)
Team Competitions
Fed Cup W (1999)
Hopman Cup W (2003, 2008)

Last updated on: January 25, 2014.

Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. In 2005, Tennis magazine ranked her as the 17th-best player of the preceding forty years. She is the younger sister of another former world no. 1 professional female tennis player, Venus Williams.

Personal life[change | change source]

The Williams sisters grew up in Los Angeles and currently live together in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States. Both are Jehovah's Witness.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Serena Williams profile on the WTA Tour's official website
  2. "Career Prize Money Leaders" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association. 12 August 2013. http://www.wtachampionships.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/Career_Prize_Money_Top_100.pdf. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  3. "Serena Williams". Forbes.com. http://www.forbes.com/profile/serena-williams/. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  4. "Women's Tennis Rankings – Rankings as of 23 September 2013". WTA Tennis. WTA Tour. http://www.wtatennis.com/rankings. Retrieved January 25, 2014.