Serena Williams

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  • Birth Name: Serena Jameka Williams
  • Birth Place: Saginaw, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/26/1981, Libra
  • Profession: Tennis player; clothing designer
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Serena Williams Fast Facts:
  • At age 14, became a tennis pro.
  • In 1999, won the U.S. Open women's singles title and became the first black woman to win a Grand Slam professional tennis tournament since Althea Gibson in 1958.
  • Faced sister Venus in the final of the 1999 Lipton Championships, making it the first time since 1884 that two sisters had faced each other in the final of a pro event (Venus won).
  • Won gold medals in women's doubles at the 2000 and 2008 Summer Olympics with sister Venus.
  • Completed the "Serena Slam" by winning four straight Grand Slam events in 2002 (French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open) and 2003 (Australian Open), beating sister Venus in all four finals.
  • Starred with Venus in the reality TV series Venus and Serena: For Real, which debuted in 2005.
  • After winning her fifth Wimbledon singles title in 2012, tennis great John McEnroe declared her the greatest female player of all time.
  • Has designed clothing for Puma, Nike and her own fashion line, Aneres (her name spelled backwards).
  • Owns a small stake in the Miami Dolphins franchise.
  • Serena Williams Relationships:
  • Common - Ex-significant Other
  • Richard Williams - Father
  • Yetunde Price - Half Sister
  • Oracene Williams - Mother
  • Venus Williams - Sister
  • Isha - Half Sister
  • Lyndrea - Half Sister
  • College:
  • Art Institute of Florida, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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