Serena Williams is a world champion professional tennis player. She is one of the best female tennis players and has earned a lot of fame and success. She is the highest-earning female tennis player in the world.
Serena Jameka Williams was born on September 26, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan. She grew up in Compton, California. She has a sister, Venus Williams, who was inclined towards the tennis game at a very early age. Serena and her sister were homeschooled and they practiced tennis since their childhood. Her father, Richard Williams, and mother Oracene Price were her official coaches. She learned the game at a young age. When Serena was nine, she moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, and attended Rick Macci’s tennis academy.
Serena Williams is one of the best-ranked tennis players in the world. She has been ranked as the number 1 tennis player eight times and has earned huge amounts of prize money. As of 2020, Williams earned than $90 million and has won 23 singles Grand Slam titles. She has also won multiple gold medals at the Sydney, Beijing, and London Olympics.
Williams participated in the professional tennis tournament in 1995 when she was just 14. She achieved many high-profile wins and won doubles titles at Grand Slam events. She won prize money at Wimbledon and the US Open. She defeated many top players and won her first Grand Slam singles tournament, the US Open.
Serena Williams dominated the tennis world and reached the No. 1 ranking in 2002. The same year she also won three Grand Slam titles: the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. She beat her sister, Venus, in the final of the tournament.
She battled with injuries during her career and took some time off. She became a parent and took a break from her career for some time. Serena Williams dominated the force in women’s tennis. She has achieved a number of records and has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles.
Net Worth and Endorsements
Serena Williams has an estimated net worth of $210 million dollars. During her peak career, Serena earned $30 – $40 million from her on-court earnings. She also earned a lot of money through various endorsements. Between June 2019 and June 2020 she earned $35 million. $20 million of her income that year came from endorsements. Williams is a popular endorsement athlete and earns $15-20 million per year. She has done various endorsements for tennis endorsing companies like Nike and Kraft Foods.
Williams got married to Alexis Ohanian, who is the co-founder of Reddit. She got married to him in November 2017 in New Orleans. She invited big names like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian West and many others at her wedding. Williams revealed her pregnancy in a Snapchat photo that she wanted to keep for her own records. She delivered a daughter in 2017 via C-section. She was bedridden for six weeks after she gave birth to her daughter. She had to delay her training due to the complications she faced during the delivery of her daughter.