Serena Williams, Place In History Cemented, She Marches On
Few live a life where it’s impossible to sum up their accomplishments and life story in one article.
No make that ten articles.
No make that a novel.
Okay, several novels.
Serena Williams is such a luminary.
We all know her basic bio. Right?
Serena Williams was born September 26, 1981.
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No.1 in singles on six separate occasions. She became the world No.1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and achieved this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013.
On the latter occasion, she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf for the most consecutive weeks as world No.1 by a female tennis player. In total, she has been world No.1 for 309 weeks, which ranks her 3rd in the Open Era among female tennis players.
Williams’ accomplishments and success in professional tennis have led many commentators, players and sport writers to regard her as the greatest female tennis player of all time.
Williams holds the most major titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles amongst active players, male or female. Her record of 38 major titles puts her fourth on the all-time list and second in the open era: 22 in singles, 14 in women’s doubles, and two in mixed doubles.
She is the most recent female player to have held all four major singles titles simultaneously (2002–03 and 2014–15) and the third player, male or female, to achieve this record twice after Rod Laver and Steffi Graf. She is also the most recent player, together with her sister Venus Williams, to have held all four Grand Slam women’s doubles titles simultaneously (2009–10).
Her total of 22 Grand Slam singles titles marks the joint record for the most Major wins by a tennis player (male or female) in the Open Era, and is tied for second on the all-time list behind Margaret Court at (24).
She is the only tennis player – female or male – to have won singles titles at least six times in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments. She is also the only tennis player to have won 10 Grand Slam singles titles in two separate decades. She has won an all-time record of 12 Grand Slam singles titles on hardcourt.
Serena holds the Open Era record for most titles won at the Australian Open (6) and shares the Open Era record for most titles won at the US Open with Chris Evert (6). She also holds an all-time record for the most singles matches won at the Grand Slams with 309 matches (through 2016 US Open quarter-finals).
Well, excuse us. We thought we knew the basic about Serena but even that is overwhelming.
That’s the past, and let’s face it, a very fascinating one, probably never to be repeated in our lifetime. We probably have to wait until technology changes what markers children are born with.
So what is our beautiful star up to now?
At her engaging site serenawilliams.com she is happy to share, “Off the court, fashion and acting are Serena’s passions.
Serena’s acting credits include an appearance on “Drop Dead Diva”; a role as an ex-gangster on Showtime’s “Street Time”; and a leading role on an episode of Lifetime’s “The Division.” Serena has also lent her vocal talents to “The Simpsons” and Disney’s “Higgleytown Heroes.”
She was also featured among 10 individuals named “Fashion Trendsetters” by Vogue Magazine on a VH1/Vogue Television Special. Serena has used her fashion savvy to create her own clothing label, Aneres, which has been featured in In Style Magazine.
You can also find Serena on HSN where her Serena Williams Signature Statement collection is featured. Her most recent line premiered at New York Fashion Week on September 9, 2014. In 2011, Serena’s passion for nails came to fruition when she partnered with OPI to create her Glam Slam Series, an assortment of colors inspired by the tennis and fashion icon.”
We thought she was busy before but heaven forbid.
On November 22, 2016, the fun and vibrant site self.com adds with Serena speaking for herself, “I dance a lot when I’m healthy,” Williams, 35, tells People. “It’s a fun way to get a workout in instead of going to the gym and jumping on the treadmill for 30 minutes. I really enjoy that.” The 22-time Grand Slam winner knows it’s important for her to stay fit in the off-season, and regularly doing a half-hour of dancing as cardio helps keep her there, she says. (Of course, Serena Williams’ love of dancing is no surprise to us—the SELF September cover star showed us just how good she is in this video.)”
Containing Serena’s life story in a book is impossible but still word has it that her biography is a great read.
A visiting writer speaks to that.
Biography of Serena Williams – Some Useful Information!
Though, it is really difficult to explain the Biography of Serena Williams in a single article, but we are trying here to put some general information about her. As we all know that Serena Jameka Williams is a famous tennis player with 25 grand slam titles in her kitty. Born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan she was raised by her mother. Serena and her four sisters were brought up as the members of Jehovah’s Witnesses group which is a religious group in Michigan. At the age of four, Serena and her elder sister entered their footsteps into tennis when their family moved to Los Angeles in 1985. Serena’s father gave her schooling lessons at home, like her other sisters and also coached her for the tennis court.
At the age of 10 Serena was ranked no.1 among the top 10 players of Florida and displayed an excellent show in the United States Tennis Association junior tour with 46 wins compared to only 3 looses. She started her professional career in 1995 in Quebec City and lost her first ever professional match, bagging prize money of only $240. She came back into the professional era in 1997 with a bang, by defeating Monica Seles who was world no. 1 at that time, and became the lowest ranked player to defeat the esteemed class of top 10 players. Her ranking dropped from 304 at the start of 1997 to 99 at the end of the year.
She made her appearance into a grand slam by qualifying into the Australian Open in 1998 and defeating sixth seeded Irina Spirlea before crashing out of the competition in the second round. The same year she made her appearance felt in other major tournaments and grand slams including Wimbledon, French open and US open. She won her first professional title in 1999 when she defeated Amile Mauresmo in Open Gaz de France. After her first title win she bagged a number of titles in the coming years such as JPMorgan Chase Open, Grand Slam Cup and Faber Grand Fix.
She represented United States in women’s double titles when she teamed up with sister Venus Williams and won gold medal for the country. Although her performance at the grand slam levels improved consistently but she couldn’t bag a grand slam tile till 2002 when she won Wimbledon Grand Slam title by defeating her sister cum Defending champion Venus Williams. In the coming years she won a lot of grand slams including French open, US open, Australian Open and Wimbledon taking her total tally to 25 grand slam titles till date.
Serena Williams is one of the most successful female tennis players of all times today, and achieved the feat by overcoming constant injuries. She is highly regarded for her coming back to the court after the long injury from 2004-2006. Apart from tennis she is also interested in fashion industry and her dressing sense on the court and off the court has always attracted talks. She opened Serena Williams Charity School in Kenya in 2008 and is also a part of Avon Foundation that spreads awareness against breast cancer. All in all, she is a successful lady who can act as an idol to almost any woman in the world.
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