- Name: Serena Williams
- Age: 35 years old
- Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Tennis Player
- Net Worth: US $150 Million
- Status: Alive
Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player. Dubbed one of the greatest of all time, she’s a 22x Grand Slam singles champion, 14x Grand Slam doubles champion and 4x Olympic gold medalist. Williams was born to parents Oracene and Richard on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. She has four sisters including fellow tennis superstar Venus Williams. Serena spent her early childhood in Compton, California before moving to West Palm Beach, Florida. She was home-schooled. She later studied fashion design at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
Williams began tennis lessons with her father at a young age. She continued her training at Rick Macci tennis academy in Florida. Williams racked up an impressive USTA junior record of 46 wins and 3 losses in 1991. She went on to make her professional debut four years later at age 14. Williams won her first Grand Slam title in 1999, defeating Switzerland’s Martina Hingis. She was ranked #1 by the Women’s Tennis Association in 2002 after dominating the U.S. Open, Wimbledon and the French Open.
Williams completed her first “Serena Slam” in 2003 after besting Venus at the Australian Open. Other tennis great to achieve this feat include Steffi Graf, Billie Jean King, and Martina Navratilova. Williams won her first Olympic gold medal at the 2000 Summer games in Sydney. She defeated Russia’s Maria Sharapova at the 2012 London Games for the women’s singles title. Williams recorded a second “Serena Slam” between 2014 and 2015. She defeated Caroline Wozniacki at the U.S. Open, Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open, Lucie Safarova at the French Open, and Garbine Muguruza at Wimbledon.
Serena’s autobiography, My Life: Queen of the Court, was published in 2009 by Simon & Schuster . Her film credits include Hair Show (2004) with Mo’Nique, and 7 Days in Hell (2015) with Andy Samberg. She appeared in three episodes of Punk’d (2005-07), and did voice acting for The Simpsons.
Serena Williams is 5ft 9in tall and has a net worth of $150 million. She makes a yearly salary of $8.9 million plus an additional $20 million from endorsements. Williams was named a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in 2011. She’s the founder of the Serena Williams Foundation, which provides support for underprivileged youths.
Serena Williams Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Serena Jameka Williams
- Birthday: September 26, 1981
- How Old : Age: 35 years old
- Place of Birth: Saginaw, Michigan, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Professional Tennis Player
- Years Active: 1995-present
- Net Worth 2017: US $150 Million
- Partner(s): Alexis Ohanian
- Death-O-Meter: Alive
- Official Site: serenawilliams.com