Here’s a look at the life of professional tennis player Serena Williams.
Birth date: September 26, 1981
Birth place: Saginaw, Michigan
Birth name: Serena Jameka Williams
Father: Richard Williams, tennis coach
Mother: Oracene Price
Marriage: Alexis Ohanian (November 16, 2017-present)
Children: Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
Has won 73 career singles titles, 23 doubles titles and two mixed doubles titles. This includes 39 Grand Slam titles - 23 singles titles, 14 doubles titles and two mixed doubles titles.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist.
Has won over $94 million in career prize money, more than any other female athlete.
Is fifteen months younger than sister and tennis pro Venus Williams.
Is a Jehovah’s Witness.
Through her charity foundation, she has helped open several schools in Africa and around the world.
September 1995 - Turns professional, losing her debut tennis match at the Bell Challenge in Quebec City.
January 1998 - Enters the Australian Open, her first Grand Slam tournament. She loses to her sister, Venus, in the second round, 6-7, 1-6.
1999 - E