Serena Williams

Multi-champion Tennis Player
Born Sep 26, 1981

Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player. 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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1981 Birth Born on September 26, 1981.


1995 - 1997 4 More Events
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


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 - 2008 11 More Events
Williams began 2009 at the Medibank International losing in the semifinals to Elena Dementieva. … Read More
2010 28 Years Old In 2010, Williams' first scheduled tournament was in 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.


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' 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.
The arrival of the Williams sisters has been credited with ushering in a new era of power on the women's professional tennis tour. Williams was the highest paid female athlete in 2016, earning $28.9 million in prize money and endorsements.
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