Serena Williams | Family Pics, Age, Biography, Education, Height, Weight, Wedding, Husband, Wiki, Scandal & More
American tennis player
Born: September 26, 1981 (age 36), Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Height: 1.75 m
Spouse: Alexis Ohanian (m. 2017)
Children: Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
Did you know: Serena Williams has won the second-most Grand Slam tournament women’s singles titles (23) of all time. wikipedia.org
Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight occasions, from 2002 to 2017. She became the world No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002. On the sixth occasion, she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf for the most consecutive weeks as world No. 1 by a female tennis player. In total, she has been world No. 1 for 319 weeks, which ranks her third in the Open Era among female tennis players. Many commentators, players and sports writers regard her as the greatest female tennis player of all time.[a] On April 19, 2017, she announced a hiatus from tennis until 2018 because of her pregnancy.
Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined amongst active players. Her record of 39 Grand Slam titles puts her third on the all-time list and second in the open era: 23 in singles, 14 in women’s doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles. She is the most recent female player to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously (2002–03 and 2014–15) and the third player to achieve this record twice after Rod Laver and Steffi Graf. She is also, together with her sister Venus, the most recent player to have held all four Grand Slam women’s doubles titles simultaneously (2009–10).
Her total of 23 Grand Slam singles titles marks the record for the most Grand Slam wins by a tennis player in the Open Era, and is second on the all-time list behind Margaret Court (24). She is the only tennis player in history (man or woman) to have won singles titles at least six times in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments, and the only player ever to have won two of the four Grand Slams seven times each (seven Wimbledon titles and seven Australian Open titles). She is also the only tennis player to have won 10 Grand Slam singles titles in two separate decades. She has won an all-time record of 13 Grand Slam singles titles on hard court. Williams holds the Open Era record for most titles won at the Australian Open (7) and shares the Open Era record for most titles won at the US Open with Chris Evert (6). She also holds the all-time record for the most women’s singles matches won at the Grand Slams with 316 matches.
She has won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, all with her sister Venus, and the pair are unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles finals. As a team, she and Venus have the third most women’s doubles grand slam titles, behind the 18 titles of Natasha Zvereva (14 with Gigi Fernández) and the record 20 titles won by Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver. Williams is also a five-time winner of the WTA Tour Championships in the singles division. Serena has also won four Olympic gold medals, one in women’s singles and three in women’s doubles—an all-time record shared with her sister, Venus. The arrival of the Williams sisters has been credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism 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. She repeated this feat in 2017 when she was the only woman on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest paid athletes. She has won the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award three times (2003, 2010, 2016), and in December 2015, she was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine
Williams announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on December 29, 2016. On April 19, 2017, Williams posted a sideways picture of herself on Snapchat focused on her mid-section. It had the caption “20 weeks”, sparking speculation that Williams was pregnant. Later that evening, her spokesperson confirmed that the couple was expecting. The fact that she was 20 weeks pregnant when announcing her pregnancy meant that she was 8 weeks pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January. On September 1, 2017, Williams gave birth to a girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. She plans to move to San Francisco with Ohanian after the wedding. Williams and Ohanian were married on November 16, 2017 in New Orleans. Guest stars included Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland
Williams was raised a Jehovah’s Witness, but says she has “never really practiced it.” She often gives thanks to Jehovah after winning matches.
Williams has an allergy to peanuts
Tennis star who has won every major tournament and became the oldest number-one champion ever in 2013. She’s captured 23 singles titles to go along with 14 doubles titles alongside her older sister Venus Williams.
She began playing tennis when she was five years old, and was home-schooled by her father, who was also her coach.
She set the record for most singles titles at the Australian Open with six.
Her parents are Richard Williams and Oracene Price. In 2016, she got engaged to reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. She and Alexis welcomed a daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., in September 2017. The couple married in November 2017. She was previously in a relationship with her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.
She earned her first career grand slam singles title by defeating Martina Hingis in the final match at the 1999 US Open.
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