Serena Williams

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Serena Jamek Williams
Serena Williams at 2013 US Open.jpg
Serena Williams at the 2013 US Open
CountryUnited States
ResidencePalm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States[1]
Born (1981-09-26) September 26, 1981 (age 37)
Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Turned proSeptember 24, 1995
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 85,458,451[2]
(1st all-time among women athletes and 4th all-time among tennis athletes)[3]
Official websiteserenawilliams.com
Singles
Career record783–130 (85.76%)
Career titles72 WTA[1] (4th in overall rankings)
Highest rankingNo. 1 (July 8, 2002)
Current rankingNo. 1 (January 30, 2017)[4]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenW (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017)
French OpenW (2002, 2013, 2015)
WimbledonW (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016)
US OpenW (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Other tournaments
ChampionshipsW (2001, 2009, 2012, 2013)
Olympic GamesGold medal.svg Gold medal (2012)
Doubles
Career record184–30 (85.98%)
Career titles23
Highest rankingNo. 1 (June 7, 2010)
Current rankingNo. 30 (January 16, 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2001, 2003, 2009, 2010)
French OpenW (1999, 2010)
WimbledonW (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016)
US OpenW (1999, 2009)
Other Doubles tournaments
ChampionshipsSF (2009)
Olympic GamesGold medal.svg Gold medal (2000, 2008, 2012)
Mixed Doubles
Career record27–3 (90%)
Career titles2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1999)
French OpenF (1998)
WimbledonW (1998)
US OpenW (1998)
Team Competitions
Fed CupW (1999)
Hopman CupW (2003, 2008)
Last updated on: January 28, 2017.

Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player who has been ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis for 319 weeks. Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles. 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 Witnesses.

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. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  3. "Serena Williams". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  4. "Women's Tennis Rankings – Rankings as of 23 September 2013". WTA Tennis. WTA Tour. Retrieved January 25, 2014.