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Serena Williams

Multi-champion Tennis Player
Female
Born Sep 26, 1981

Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player and a former world no. 1. The Women's Tennis Association has ranked her world no. 1 in singles on five separate occasions. She became the world no. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002 and regained this ranking for the fifth time on November 2, 2009. She is the only female player to have won over $35 million in prize money.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1981 Birth Born on September 26, 1981.

TEENAGE

1995 - 1997 4 More Events
1998 16 Years Old 1 More Event
Williams began 1998 at the Medibank International Sydney. … Read More
1999 17 Years Old 1 More Event
Williams lost in the third round of the 1999 Australian Open to Sandrine Testud. … Read More
2000 18 Years Old Williams started 2000 by losing in the fourth round of the Australian Open to Elena Likhovtseva. … Read More
Williams began 2001 losing to Martina Hingis in the quarterfinals of both Sydney and the Australian Open. … Read More

TWENTIES

Injury forced Williams to retire from her semifinal match at the Medibank International Sydney and to withdraw from the 2002 Australian Open. … Read More
2003 - 2005 5 More Events
2006 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Williams started 2006 by participating in the Australian Open. … Read More
2007 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Williams began 2007 with renewed confidence, stating her intention to return to the top of the rankings, a comment 1987 Wimbledon men's singles champion and commentator Pat Cash branded "deluded." … Read More
2008 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Williams started 2008 by participating on the U.S. team that won the Hopman Cup with Mardy Fish. … Read More
Williams began 2009 at the Medibank International losing in the semifinals to Elena Dementieva. … Read More
2010 28 Years Old In 2010, Williams's first scheduled tournament was the Medibank International Sydney, losing in the final to Elena Dementieva. … Read More
…  On March 2, 2011, she confirmed that she had suffered a hematoma and a pulmonary embolism.

THIRTIES

At the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, she hit a women's tournament record of 102 aces which was more than any of the men hit during the two weeks. … Read More
Williams's first tournament of the 2013 season was in Brisbane, where she won the title without dropping a set.
At the 2014 Dubai Tennis Championships Williams lost her semi-final match to Alizé Cornet in straight sets. … Read More
In the semi-finals of the 2015 French Open, Williams was ill and barely able to walk during changeovers, yet beat her opponent, Timea Bacsinszky, 6-0 in the third set.
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