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Serena Williams
Serena Williams US Open 2013.jpg
Serena Williams at the 2013 US Open
Country United States United States
Residence Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States[1]
Born September 26, 1981 (1981-09-26) (age 38)
Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Turned pro September 24, 1995
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 54,380,151[2]
(1st all-time among women athletes and 4th all-time among tennis athletes)[3]
Official website serenawilliams.com
Singles
Career record 639–113 (84.97%)
Career titles 58 WTA[1] (4th in overall rankings)
Highest ranking No. 1 (July 8, 2002)
Current ranking No. 1 (January 13, 2014)[4]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010)
French Open W (2002, 2013)
Wimbledon W (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012)
US Open W (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Other tournaments
Championships W (2001, 2009, 2012, 2013)
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold medal (2012)
Doubles
Career record 169–22 (89.1%)
Career titles 22
Highest ranking No. 1 (June 7, 2010)
Current ranking No. 64 (September 23, 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2001, 2003, 2009, 2010)
French Open W (1999, 2010)
Wimbledon W (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012)
US Open W (1999, 2009)
Other Doubles tournaments
Championships SF (2009)
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold medal (2000, 2008, 2012)
Mixed Doubles
Career record 27–3 (90%)
Career titles 2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (1999)
French Open F (1998)
Wimbledon W (1998)
US Open W (1998)
Team Competitions
Fed Cup W (1999)
Hopman Cup W (2003, 2008)

Last updated on: January 25, 2014.

Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. In 2005, Tennis magazine ranked her as the 17th-best player of the preceding forty years. She is the younger sister of another former world no. 1 professional female tennis player, Venus Williams.

Personal life

The Williams sisters grew up in Los Angeles and currently live together in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States. Both are Jehovah's Witness.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Serena Williams profile on the WTA Tour's official website
  2. "Career Prize Money Leaders" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association. 12 August 2013. http://www.wtachampionships.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/Career_Prize_Money_Top_100.pdf. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  3. "Serena Williams". Forbes.com. http://www.forbes.com/profile/serena-williams/. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  4. "Women's Tennis Rankings – Rankings as of 23 September 2013". WTA Tennis. WTA Tour. http://www.wtatennis.com/rankings. Retrieved January 25, 2014.