Who is Serena Williams? Why is she so special? What is her net worth? Who is her sibling? Who is Serena Williams’s father? Who is her husband? Know The Fact is here to answer one of the most frequently asked questions about Serena Williams.
A brief introduction to Serena Williams
Serena Jameka Williams was born on September 26, She is popularly called Serena Williams. The WTA, or Women’s Tennis Association, has ranked Serena Williams as world No. 1 for more than 6 years in a row. This also includes a joint record she held for 186 consecutive weeks. Serena was declared the year-end No.1 five times. Williams has also famously won 23 Grand Slam singles titles. This is the highest number of titles won by any man or woman in the Open Era. She holds the second-highest number of titles ever won. The first is Margaret Court, who won 24 titles. As of August 2021, Serena Williams’ net worth was estimated at $210 million.
Serena is the world’s third-richest tennis player, with the first being Roger Federer and the second being Novak Djokovic. Serena was taught to play tennis by her parents. She practised on the public courts of Los Angeles with her father, Richard Williams, a tennis coach. She became a professional tennis player in 1995. In 1999, Serena accomplished an incredible feat: she won her first Grand Slam singles title in the U.S. Open tournament.
Venus Williams and the events of 2000 and 2005
Serena’s elder sister, Venue, is also a well-known professional tennis player. Both William sisters have won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles together over the course of their careers. Serena and Venus won gold medals in the doubles event at the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney, Australia. In a series of matches where blood was against blood, Serena defeated Venus in the final tournament of
The 2002 French Open, the U.S. Open, and Wimbledon. In 2003, Serena won the Australian Open, thus winning all four Slam component tournaments. Later in 2003, she was also successful in Wimbledon. She again won the Australian Open in 2005.
Serena’s career between 2007 and 2010
Serena suffered an injury the following year but was back on track in 2007, once again winning the Australian Open. At the 2008 Olympic Games held in Beijing, the William sisters won their second doubles gold medal. Later that year, Serena won the U.S. Open for the third time. She claimed her 10th Grand Slam singles title by emerging victorious at the Australian Open in 2009. Venus was defeated by Serena in Wimbledon, so Serena won her third Wimbledon singles title. The younger William sister’s winning streak continued in 2010. Unfortunately, Serena suffered many health issues, keeping her off the tennis court for almost a year.
Serena’s career between 2012 and 2017
Serena won her fifth Wimbledon singles title in 2012 along with a gold medal in the singles event at the London Olympic Games. After this glorious feat, she became the second woman to win a career Golden Slam. In 2013, Serena was triumphant at the French Open singles championship. This was her second win at the French Open singles championship. She also won her fifth U.S. Open singles title. Williams also emerged victorious in the U.S. Open championship of 2014. This victory gave her 18 career Grand Slam titles. As a result, Serena was tied with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for the second-highest women’s singles total of the open era. The next year, she won her sixth Australian Open. Her winning streak continued and she won the 2015 French Open—her 20th total Grand Slam singles championship. She also captured her sixth Wimbledon singles title. In 2016, she once again
won Wimbledon. This victory gave her 22 career Grand Slam singles titles. Venus was defeated by Serena again in the 2017 Australian Open.
Motherhood until her final match in 2020.
In April 2017, Serena announced that she was pregnant with Alexis Ohanian’s child. Alexis Ohanian is the co-founder and one of the executive chairmen of Reddit.
She gave birth to their daughter in September. The couple tied the knot two months later. The tennis player returned to tennis in March 2018. Unfortunately, she lost both the U.S. Open and Wimbledon in 2018 and 2019. Serena won the 2020 ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. This was her first singles event in around three years.