Serena Williams

Tennis

Name: Serena Williams
Sport: Tennis
Event(s): Singles, Doubles
Height: 5-9
Weight: 155
DOB: 9/26/1981
Birthplace: Saginaw, Mich.
Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
High School: Driftwood Academy (Lake Park, Fla.) ‘99
College: University of Massachusetts ‘13, Business/Health
Coach(es): Richard Williams, Oracene Price
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2000, 2008, 2012); Four-time Olympic medalist (4 golds)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, qualified
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, gold (singles, doubles)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, gold (doubles), T-5th (singles)
  • Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, gold (doubles)
  • With sister, Venus, is the winningest doubles tennis team in Olympic history and will look to match the Olympic record for overall tennis medals (5) by Kitty McKane of Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The pair enter the Rio Games undefeated in Olympic doubles competition with a perfect 15-0 record.
Other Career Highlights
  • With her win at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, tied Steffi Graff for the all-time Open Era record with 22 Grand Slam titles, which ranks second all-time behind Margaret Court (24).
  • In 2015, became only the second woman ever to win four or more consecutive Grand Slam titles twice and the oldest to win a Grand Slam in the Open Era.
  • Completed her second career “Serena Slam” in 2015 by winning the US Open (2014), Australian Open (2015), French Open (2015) and Wimbledon (2015) consecutively.
Personal: Daughter of Richard Williams and Oracene Price...Has four sisters, Venus, Lyndrea, Isha and Yetunde (deceased in 2003)...Began playing tennis at age 5 at public courts in Compton, California...Favorite author is Maya Angelou...Hobbies are watching movies and football, reading, acting, talking on the phone, spending time with family and friends...Debuted a custom-designed Nike apparel line in Paris in May 2004...Minority owner of the Miami Dolphins...Co-founded the Serena Williams Secondary School in Kenya, which opened in November 2008.

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