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    Serena Jameka Williams born September 26 1981. Is an American professional tennis player, who is ranked No. 1 in women\’s singles tennis. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions. She became the world No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and achieved this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013. Williams is regarded by some commentators and sports writers as the greatest female tennis player of all-time.

    1999 US Open – Martina Hingis 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
    2002 Roland Garros – Venus Williams 7–5, 6–3
    2002 Wimbledon – Venus Williams 7–6(7–4), 6–3
    2002 US Open – Venus Williams 6–4, 6–3
    2003 Australian Open – Venus Williams 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–4
    2003 Wimbledon – Venus Williams 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
    2005 Australian Open – Lindsay Davenport 2–6, 6–3, 6–0
    2007 Australian Open – Maria Sharapova 6–1, 6–2
    2008 US Open – Jelena Jankovic 6–4, 7–5
    2009 Australian Open – Dinara Safina 6–0, 6–3
    2009 Wimbledon – Venus Williams 7–6(7–3), 6–2
    2010 Australian Open – Justine Henin 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
    2010 Wimbledon – Vera Zvonareva 6–3, 6–2
    2012 Wimbledon – Agnieszka Radwańska 6–1, 5–7, 6–2
    2012 US Open – Victoria Azarenka 6–2, 2–6, 7–5
    2013 Roland Garros – Maria Sharapova 6–4, 6–4
    2013 US Open – Victoria Azarenka 7–5, 6–7(6–8), 6–1
    2014 US Open – Caroline Wozniacki 6–3, 6–3
    2015 Australian Open – Maria Sharapova 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
    2015 Roland Garros – Lucie Safarova 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–2
    2015 Wimbledon – Garbiñe Muguruza 6–4, 6–4
    2016 Wimbledon – Angelique Kerber 7–5, 6–3
    2016 Wimbledon Double – Serena-Venus vs Timea Babos
    Kazakhstan-Yaroslava Shvedova 6–3, 6–4

    Williams holds the most major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles combined amongst active players, male or female. Her record of 38 major titles puts her fourth on the all-time list and second in the open era: 22 in singles, 14 in women\’s doubles, and two in mixed doubles. She is the most recent female player to have held all four major singles titles simultaneously (2002–03 and 2014–15) and the third player, male or female, to achieve this record twice after Rod Laver and Steffi Graf. She is also the most recent player, together with her sister Venus Williams, to have held all four Grand Slam women’s doubles titles simultaneously (2009–10).
    Her total of 22 Grand Slam singles titles is tied with Steffi Graf for the most in the Open Era, and tied for second on the all-time list behind Margaret Court (24), She is the only tennis player – female or male – to have won singles titles at least six times in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments. She is also the only tennis player to have won 10 Grand Slam singles titles in two separate decades. She has won an all-time record 12 Grand Slam singles titles on hardcourt. Williams holds the Open Era record for most titles at the Australian Open (6) and shares the Open Era record for most titles at the US Open with Chris Evert (6).

    Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan, to Richard Williams and Oracene Price, and is the youngest of Price\’s five daughters: half-sisters Yetunde, Lyndrea and Isha Price, and full sister Venus. When the children were young, the family moved to Compton, California, where Williams started playing tennis at the age of three. Her father, Richard, home-schooled Serena and her sister Venus. While he and subsequently her mother, Oracene, have been the official coaches, other mentors who helped her learn the game included Richard Williams in Compton (not to be confused with her father) who would go on to found The Venus and Serena Williams Tennis/Tutorial Academy.

    Williams\’ family moved from Compton to West Palm Beach, Florida, when she was nine so that she could attend the tennis academy of Rick Macci, who would provide additional coaching. Macci spotted the exceptional talents of the sisters. He did not always agree with Williams\’ father, but respected that “he treated his daughters like kids, allowed them to be little girls”. Richard stopped sending his daughters to national junior tennis tournaments when Williams was 10, since he wanted them to take it slow and focus on school work. Another factor was racial, as he had heard white parents talk about the Williams sisters in a derogatory manner during tournaments. At that time, Williams had a 46–3 record on the United States Tennis Association junior tour and was ranked No. 1 among under-10 players in Florida. In 1995, when Williams was in the ninth grade, her father pulled his daughters out of Macci’s academy and, from then on, took over all coaching at their home. When asked in 2000 whether having followed the normal path of playing regularly on the junior circuit would have been beneficial, Williams responded: “Everyone does different things. I think for Venus and I, we just attempted a different road, and it worked for us.”
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