Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player. She was ranked world No. 1 in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association for 319 weeks, including a joint-record 186 consecutive weeks, and finished as the year-end No. 1 five times.
Serena Williams Biography
|Real Name||Serena Jameka Williams|
|Profession||American tennis player|
|Age||40 years old (2022)|
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|Birth Date||26 September 1981|
|Birth Place||Saginaw, Michigan, United States|
|Spouse:||Alexis Ohanian (m. 2017)|
|Net Worth||250 million USD|
|Annual Salary||$25 Million|
Serena Williams Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$250 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 26, 1981 (40 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession:||Tennis player, Athlete, Fashion designer, Actor, Voice Actor, Businessperson, Writer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Serena Jameka Williams was born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan but spent some of her childhood in Compton, California. She and her sister, Venus Williams, were steered towards tennis at a very early age. Both girls were homeschooled to maximize the amount of time available for practice. Her father, Richard Williams and mother Oracene Price served as her official coaches. Other mentors helped her learn the game young, including Richard Williams who would go on to found The Venus and Serena Williams Tennis/Tutorial Academy. When Serena was nine, she and her family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida so she could attend Rick Macci’s tennis academy. In 1995, their father pulled the daughters out of Macci’s academy and took over again as their official coach.
Williams married Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, in November 2017 in New Orleans. Their wedding guests included big names such as Beyonce and Kim Kardashian West, among others. In April 2017, Williams accidentally revealed her pregnancy in a Snapchat photo that she meant to keep for her own records. She gave birth to a daughter in 2017 via C-section due to a pulmonary embolism during labor. She was bedridden for six weeks after birth due to a second pulmonary embolism and had to delay her training. She announced in August 2018 that she was a sufferer of postpartum depression.
Williams uses her social media as a medium to support different causes, particularly in support of Black Lives Matter and the LGBT community. She’s also passionate about gender equality both on and off the court and is vocal about her struggles as a woman in the tennis world. She has received many awards for her activism and was even honored with the NAACP President’s Award.
Williams is one of the most popular endorsement athletes in the world. She earns $15-20 million per year outside of tennis endorsing companies like Nike and Kraft Foods. In 2004, Williams inked a $40 million deal to produce a fashion line with Nike.
Serena’s career best performance has earned her a whooping prize of 84 million USD, which is 50 million more than any other female tennis player. Serena also has a passion of acting in movies. “Black Knight” was her first movie, but unfortunately all the scenes were cut out in which Serena had acted. Apart from movies, Serena was the voice on the Playhouse Disney show Higgly Town Heroes. She has also appeared in the music video of “I Want You” by the American rapper Common. She was appointed as the UNICEF goodwill ambassador in the year 2011.
Coming to her achievements at a glance, Serena has won 64 career singles titles, 22 doubles titles and two mixed doubles titles. These include 34 Grand Slam titles – 19 singles titles, 13 doubles titles, and two mixed doubles titles. This is a summary of what she has achieved so far, apart from the hearts of a lot of people. We wish that she continues to prosper and achieve greater heights in the future!