Biography of Serena Williams – Some Useful Information!

Though, it is really difficult to explain the Biography of Serena Williams in a single article, but we are trying here to put some general information about her. As we all know that Serena Jameka Williams is a famous tennis player with 25 grand slam titles in her kitty. Born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan she was raised by her mother. Serena and her four sisters were brought up as the members of Jejovah’s Witnesses group which is a religious group in Michigan. At the age of four, Serena and her elder sister entered their footsteps into tennis when their family moved to Los Angeles in 1985. Serena’s father gave her schooling lessons at home, like her other sisters and also coached her for the tennis court.

At the age of 10 Serena was ranked no.1 among the top 10 players of Florida and displayed an excellent show in the United States Tennis Association junior tour with 46 wins compared to only 3 looses. She started her professional career in 1995 in Quebec City and lost her first ever professional match, bagging prize money of only $240. She came back into the professional era in 1997 with a bang, by defeating Monica Seles who was world no. 1 at that time, and became the lowest ranked player to defeat the esteemed class of top 10 players. Her ranking dropped from 304 at the start of 1997 to 99 at the end of the year.

She made her appearance into a grand slam by qualifying into the Australian Open in 1998 and defeating sixth seeded Irina Spirlea before crashing out of the competition in the second round. The same year she made her appearance felt in other major tournaments and grand slams including Wimbledon, French open and US open. She won her first professional title in 1999 when she defeated Amile Mauresmo in Open Gaz de France. After her first title win she bagged a number of titles in the coming years such as JPMorgan Chase Open, Grand Slam Cup and Faber Grand Fix.

She represented United States in women’s double titles when she teamed up with sister Venus Williams and won gold medal for the country. Although her performance at the grand slam levels improved consistently but she couldn’t bag a grand slam tile till 2002 when she won Wimbledon Grand Slam title by defeating her sister cum Defending champion Venus Williams. In the coming years she won a lot of grand slams including French open, US open, Australian Open and Wimbledon taking her total tally to 25 grand slam titles till date.

Serena Williams is one of the most successful female tennis players of all times today, and achieved the feat by overcoming constant injuries. She is highly regarded for her coming back to the court after the long injury from 2004-2006. Apart from tennis she is also interested in fashion industry and her dressing sense on the court and off the court has always attracted talks. She opened Serena Williams Charity School in Kenya in 2008 and is also a part of Avon Foundation that spreads awareness against breast cancer. All in all, she is a successful lady who can act as an idol to almost any woman in the world.

Source by Stuart Michael M

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