Serena Williams a well-known name in the world of tennis. She is a professional American tennis player. Williams is often considered as the world’s best woman tennis player, she is also a former World No.1 in women’s singles tennis. Williams is often hailed as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
Williams 39 Grand Slam titles make her joint-third on the unsurpassed rundown and second position in the Open Era: 23 in singles along with 14 in ladies pairs and two in blended duplicates. Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in almost all prime categories such as singles, duplicates, and blended pairs joined among dynamic players.
Furthermore, she is the furthest down the line female player to have held all of the four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously and the third player to achieve this twice, after Rod Laver and Graf, and to have won a Grand Slam title on each surface like hard, soil and grass all in one respective year i.e. 2015.
Serena Williams is one of the highest-earning tennis players, she also got recognized in the Forbes list of 100 top highest-paid athletes, her net worth stands around $210 million.
Although on-court earnings is not the only source of her massive net worth along with her playing fees brand endorsements are another primary source of her income, precisely almost half of her net worth is covered through endorsements. Williams has several high valued brands under her pocket for endorsements like Kraft foods and Nike. She also signed a collaborative deal with Nike worth $40 million to fabricate a fashion line.
Serena Jameka Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan, US on September 26, 1981. Her father and mother Richard Williams and Oracene Price both were professional tennis coaches. Williams started playing tennis at the age of four; after moving to Compton, California with her family from Michigan. Her father taught her to play tennis by himself and also to her sister, Venus.
While he and in this way her mom have been their professional mentors, in other words, two different coaches who fostered and encouraged her with learning the game along with Richard Williams, he was a man from Compton with deep respect for Williams father who later proceeded on establishing the tennis academy goes by the name “The Venus and Serena Williams Tennis Academy”.
Williams made her professional tennis debut in 1995 as the wild card entry but got denied because of age eligibility criteria. Afterward, Williams’s first professional match was held in October 1995 at the Bell Challenge in Quebec, where she utilized a special case section to evade age-qualification rules.
Williams lost to Annie Miller an 18-year-old American tennis player in the first round, dominating only two games. Williams holds the Open Era record for most titles prevailing at the Australian Open and offers the Open Era record for most titles triumphing at the US Open with Chris Evert along with record of 13 “Grand Slam singles” titles on tennis field.
Williams along with her several records also holds the most women’s singles matches prevailing at majors with 365 matches and most singles majors won at turning to age of 30.
Williams got married to Alexis Ohanian (co-founder of Reddit) on November 16, 2017, after getting engaged in December 2016. After marriage, Williams and her husband Alexis moved to San Francisco. On April 19, 2017, Williams posted a sideways image of herself on Snapchat that zeroed in on her midriff; it had the inscription, “20 weeks”, provoking the theory that she was pregnant.
Although, afterward she said that she posted it by mistake and that she was storing it for her own record. This incident clearly implies that when she won the Australian open prior to that year she was 2 months pregnant. Later in September 2017, Williams gave birth to a girl child named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
Williams along with her tennis career has been highly active in the field of social activism; she mainly stands for the “Black lives matter” and “LGBT” community. Once, when Tennys Sandgren (an American tennis player) during the Australian quarter-finals reportedly tweeted an insensitive comment about the LGBT community and describing Williams’s on-court behavior as ‘disgusting’, to which Williams responded by her tweet “@TennysSandgren I don’t need or want one.
But there is an entire group of people that deserves an apology”; Williams was bestowed by several awards mainly from ‘black lives matters community’, Serena was recognized by Essence magazine among the 35 “most remarkable and beautiful women” in the world.
In two consecutive years (2004 and 2005), Serena and her sister, Venus, visited facilities and played a couple of tennis organizes in dominatingly dull metropolitan regions to raise reserve for the close by “Ronald McDonald House”. An ESPN scene was devoted to the Williams sisters’ cause tour.
In 2008, as a segment of the Serena Williams Foundation’s work, Williams helped with financing the advancement of the “Serena Williams Secondary School” situated in Matooni, Kenya. Since 2011 Williams is also serving as an “International Goodwill Ambassador” with UNICEF and under her service she has done upfront work in establishing ‘UNICEF’s Schools for Asia crusade’.
Serena Williams has achieved a great milestone not only in her tennis career but also in off-court activities like filmography, fashion designing, and social activism. No wonder why she recognized among the top greatest players and athletes. Her record of consecutive gold slams is really astounding and by that, she proved herself as a top-class tennis player.
Moreover, along with the huge success in her tennis career, Williams also shines because of her charity and philanthropy, her will of independence and equality has made her achieve various precious awards. Williams is one among the personalities who aspire to their audience and give them hope to withstood for themselves.