Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player who has won over 30 Grand Slam titles and several Olympic gold medals. She was born to Richard and Oracene Williams’s in Saginaw, Michigan. She started her tennis practice in a very early age. Her intensive tennis training has begun at age 3.
Serena is very popular not only among her fan circles but also in the whole world. This amazing talent has won her first major championship in 1999 and completed the career Grand Slam in 2003. Serena became famous in the world because of some amazing supports otherwise the story of her life could be different.
Support from Her Father:
Serena’s father was a sharecropper from Louisiana. He determined to make his daughters Serena and Venus succeed. Serena was youngest of her five sisters. Serena’s father was conscious enough about his daughters’ career so he shifted from here and there to make his daughters successful professionals. It is a great support which she has got from her father.
Tennis is In Her Blood:
Serena is a successful name in tennis history. Her sheer power and athletic ability overwhelmed opponents. Her sense of style and presence made her standout celebrity.
In 2002, Serena won the French Open, the U.S. Open, and Wimbledon. She defeated Venus in the finals of each tournament. She acquired her first Australian Open in 2003 which made her one of only six women in the Open era to complete a career Grand Slam. In 2008, she won the U.S. Open. After that Serena and Venus became team to capture a second women’s doubles Olympic gold medal at the Beijing Games.
She Never Lose Hope:
Serena does not believe in sacrifice. Life gives her so many things to pray to God but she also faced some hinders in front of her path. She underwent knee surgery in August 2003, after that in September her half-sister Yetunde Price was murdered in Los Angeles, California. She has won both the 2009 Australian Open singles (for the fourth time) and Wimbledon 2009 singles (for the third time). She also won the doubles matches at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon that year.
She bet Sharapova and claimed the 2015 Australian Open championship. After that this 33-year-old became the second-oldest women’s singles champion in the Open era and moved into a tie for third place all-time with 19 Grand Slam singles titles.
Multi talented Lady:
Serena not only proved her talent in tennis but also had released an autobiography, named, Queen of the Court. She showed her talent in film, television, and fashion. She developed her own “Aneres” line of clothing, and in 2002 she was selected by People magazine as one of its 25 Most Intriguing People. Essence magazine later introduced her as one of the country’s 50 Most Inspiring African-Americans. She’s also made television appearances.
She thinks about underprivileged children and it helped her to form the Serena Williams Foundation which built schools in Africa.