Serena Williams

Serena Williams began playing tennis at the age of five, coached by her father Richard Williams and mother Oracene Price in Compton, California.

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Serena Williams began playing tennis at the age of five, coached by her father Richard Williams and mother Oracene Price in Compton, California. She made her pro debut in 1995 at Quebec City and went from unranked to No. 149. The following year she did not play at all on the WTA but returned in 1997 for her first Top 100 season. In 1998, Williams had her first Top 20 Season and won her first two WTA doubles titles with her sister Venus and her first two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon and the US Open both with Mirnyi. In 2002, Williams had her first No. 1 season, winning eight WTA title, including three Grand Slam titles in all except the Australian Open. Since then, she has had three more No. 1 seasons in 2009, 2013, and 2014, and has won 19 singles Grand Slam titles including the 2015 Australian Open. Williams uses a Wilson Blade racquet strung with Luxilon 4G 125 or Wilson Natural Gut 16 strings.

Williams is passionate about charity, opening two Serena Williams Secondary Schools in Kenya in 2008 and 2010, and touring Lagos and Johannesburg for the "Breaking the Mould" tour in 2012. She is also a UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador and has made a wealth of appearances at schools and community organizations focused on helping at-risk youth. Apart from charity, Williams enjoys fashion, having a custom-designed Nike apparel line, her own clothing line, and a successful HSN collection of handbags and jewelry. She also enjoys acting, watching movies and football, reading, and spending time with family and friends. 

 

Country: USA
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Grand Slam Double Titles

Australian Open - 2001, 2003, 2009, 2010

French Open - 1999, 2010

Wimbledon - 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2012

US Open - 1999, 2009