SERENA WILLIAMS

SERENA WILLIAMS

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Serena Jameka Williams was born on Sepetember 26,1981. An American professional tennis player and former world No. 1 in women’s single tennis. She has won 23 Grand Slams singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time behind Margaret Court . The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on July 8, 2002. On her sixth occasion, she held the ranking for 186 concecutive weeks. In total, she has been No. 1 for 319 weeks, which ranks third in the opera among female players behind Graf and Martina Navratilova.

When Williams was nine, she and her family moved from Compton to West Palm, Beach, Florida, so that she could attend the tennis academy of Rick Macci; Macci began to provide additional coaching. he did not always agree with Williams’s father, but respected that “he treated his daughters like kids, allowed them to be little girls”.

Earning almost $29 million in prize money and endorsements, Williams was the highest paid female athlete in 2016. She repeated this feat in 2017 when she was the only woman on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest paid athletes with $27 million in prize money and endorsements. She has won the ‘Laureus Sportswoman of the Year’ award four times (2003, 2010, 2016, 2018), and in 메이저사이트 December 2015, she was named Sportsperson of the year by Sports Illustrated magazine. In 2019, she was ranked 63rd in Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list.