Serena Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan,
USA on the 26th of September, 1981 to parents
Richard and Oracene. Her sister is the famous
tennis star Venus
Williams. Her father was very disciplined
and had big dreams for his daughters, helping
them both to become champion tennis players.
showed her gifted abilities in playing tennis
during her childhood by winning her first tournament
when she was just four years old. Serena's sister
Venus was also into tennis and both sisters
rose through the ranks together, to become celebrity
tennis players at the top of their game.
Willliams became a professional tennis star
in Autumn 1995, when she was 14 years old. Because
of her young age Serena had to join the non-WTA
tournaments at first.
incredibly successful tennis career was developed
in the late 90's and 2000's by consistently
be ranked in the top 20 players in the world.
Serena Williams has beaten many tennis stars,
including her sister Venus Williams, Martina
Hingis, and Lindsay Davenport.
year 2004 was unfortunate for Serena as she
had a knee injury and was out of the world tennis
has expanded her activity beyond tennis by being
a face for major sporting brands like Nike and
by being a model.
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