Serena Williams

Serena Williams Brief Biography

Serena Williams
Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight occasions, from 2002 to 2017. She became the world No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002. On the sixth 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 319 weeks, which ranks her third in the Open Era among female tennis players. Some commentators, players and sports writers regard her as the greatest female tennis player of all time.</ref>|group=lower-alpha}} On 19 April 2017, she announced a hiatus from tennis until 2018 because of her pregnancy.

Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined amongst active players. Her record of 39 Grand Slam titles puts her third on the all-time list and second in the open era: 23 in singles, 14 in women's doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles. She is the most recent female player to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously (2002-03 and 2014-15) and the third player to achieve this record twice after Rod Laver and Steffi Graf. She is also, together with her sister Venus, the most recent player to have held all four Grand Slam women's doubles titles simultaneously (2009-10).

Serena Williams News

• 'Married at First Sight' Reunion Part 1: Gina and Clint hint at reconciling, Shaq shares shocking reasons he divorced Kirsten, and Jasmine has new boyfriend
• 'Married at First Sight' star Airris Williams explains "internal battle" with Jasmine Secrest, why he's moving so slow
• 'Married at First Sight' recap: Clint insults Gina's body type and questions her intentions, Airris isn't attracted to Jasmine, and Domynqiue and Kirsten get annoyed!
• The Almanac September 26, the 269th day of 2019

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