America Serena Williams has been the dominant and consistent women’s tennis player since she started to play. Serena has been playing tennis since 1995 September when she turned to be a professional tennis player. The tennis queen has won several Grand Slams, Career Titles and Gold at Olympics. Serena Williams has spread United States glory in tennis all over the world throughout her career.
Let’s talk about some interesting facts about Serena Williams and her professional career stats.
Birth Name: Serena Jameka Williams
Birth Date: 26 September, 1981
Birth Place: Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Father: Richard Williams
Mother: Oracene Price
Height: 1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Boyfriend: Alexis Ohanian
Official Website: www.serenawilliams.com
Facts about Serena Williams
1.) Serena started to play tennis at the age of 3 at Compton in California.
2.) She launched autobiography “Queen of The Court” in 2009.
3.) In 2011, Serena Williams was appointed ” UNICEF international goodwill ambassador”.
4.) In 2012, tennis sensation John McEnroe announced her as the Greatest female tennis player of all time.
5.) Her rivalry with sister and tennis pro Venus Williams is very popular.
6.) Her net worth is 140$ million.
7.) She dated rapper COMMON but reported broke up.
8.) Serena has worked in various television shows along with her sister Venus.
9.) Court queen is first woman to have US$70,000,000 as career prize money.
10.) She is the highest earning women athlete of all time in all sports.
11.) Tennis Magazine ranked her as 17th best player in past 40 years in 2005 year.
12.) In 2009, ESPN listed her as 2nd best tennis player in the decade. First was Roger Federer.
13.) In 2011, Time magazine included her in “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future”.
14.) She won AIPS Sportswoman of the Year award in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
15.) Tennis court queen has won 38 Grand Slams in her career.
Singles Grand Slam
16.) Serena has won 23 Grand Slam Women’s Singles titles as she claimed 3 French Open, 7 Australian Open, 7 Wimbledon and 6 US Open crowns.
17.) American queen also won Gold Medal at 2012 Olympics.
Doubles Grand Slam
18.) She has won 13 Grand Slam Doubles titles. Serena is having 5 Wimbledon doubles titles, 4 Australian opens and 2-2 each French Open and US Open.
19.) Serena also won 3 Olympic gold medals in 2000, 2008 and 2012.
Mixed Doubles Grand Slam
20.) Serena claimed 2 mixed double crowns in 1998 at Wimbledon and US Open.
21.) She is at the third position for holding most of the Singles Grand Slams. Only Margaret Court (24) and Steffi Graf (22 titles) are ahead of her.
22.) Serena Williams is the only tennis player (both male or female) to hold Singles titles at least 6 times in 3 of the 4 Grand Slam Tournaments.
23.) She has won 5 WTA Tour Championship trophies.
24.) Serena became the oldest female tennis player to achieve number 1 rank at the age of 31 in 2013.
25.) 33-year old Serena is the first woman to win 50+ career matches in all 4 grand slams (Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open and US Open) in open era.