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All about Serena Williams's Life

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Serena Williams's Biography

Serena Williams is an American proffesional tennis player currently ranked as the 22nd best player in the world by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). She was born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. She began her intensive tennis training at the age of three. She won her first major championship in 1999 and she completed the career Grand Slam in 2003. Along with her individual success, Serena has teamed with her sister Venus Williams to win a series of double titles. In 2017, she defeated her older sister at the Australian Open to clami the 23rd Grand Slam singles title of her career. Over the course of her career, Serena Williams has won a record of 23 Grand Slam singles titles, beginning in 1999 with the U.S. Open title. Her most recent victory came with the 2017 Australian Open, when she surpassed Steffi Graf's record for most wins in the Open era.


Life Outside of Tennis

For much of 2004, Williams dealt with a recurring knee injury. She won the NASDAQ-100 Open in Miami for the third year in a row, but at many other tournaments of the year she was either defeated or had to withdraw due to injury. Her pursuits outside of tennis began taking up more of her time as well, particularly her efforts to become an actress. Beginning in 2002, Williams started earning guest roles on various television shows, including My Wife and Kids, Showtime's Street Time, and Law and Order. She also scored a part in Hair Show, a feature film completed in 2004. Williams told Alex Tresniowski of People magazine that she's a natural-born performer: "If I hadn't played tennis, I was destined to be an actress. I'm a complete drama queen."

Wedding and Husband

On November 16, 2017, Williams and Ohanian were married at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Serena wore a stunning Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueendress, and the list of celebrity guests in attendance included Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian West and Eva Longoria.

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