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Serena Williams Facts

American Professional Tennis Player

  • The full name of Serena is Serena Jameka Williams.
  • She was born on September 26, 1981.
  • Serena is of African American heritage. The family are of the Jehovah's Witness faith.
  • She was taught playing tennis by her father.
  • Together with elder sister Serena Williams, they are popular as 'William Sisters'.
  • She made her first professional event was in September 1995, at the age of 13
  • Serena became World No. 1 for the first time in July 8, 2002.
  • Serena has won two Olympic gold medals in women's doubles.
  • She has won more career prize money than any other female athlete in history.
  • The controversy of a 2004 US Open Match against Capriati in which several calls were given in favor of Capriati had led to the adoption of MacCam and Hawk-Eye systems.
  • At the 2004 US Open, she wore denim skirts and knee-high boots but the tournament officials did not allow her to wear those boots.
  • Serene is second only to Martina Hingis to score 6000 points in a year.
  • Serena runs a designer line called Aneres (her name in reverse).
  • She is the only female player to have won over $35 million in prize money.
  • She has won more Major titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles than any other active player, male or female.

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