Hottest Pictures Of Serena Williams. Serena Williams is reaching for glory in 2021. The former world No. 1 has not won a Grand Slam since the 2016 Wimbledon and failed to make it to a Grand Slam final in 2020, a feat that has not occurred in her career since 2006.
She is celebrating her 40th birthday in 2021, alongside Roger Federer and hopes to win the US Open to level with Margaret Court. Born on September 26th, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan, Williams moved to Compton, California, where she began playing tennis at the age of 4.
At the age of 9, she transferred to West Palm Beach, Florida with her sister Venus, to attend the tennis academy of Rick Macci. When she was in the 9th grade, her father Richard Williams, pulled her out of Macci’s academy and took over their coaching.
Williams has 23 Grand Slams to her name, which is the highest number of Grand Slams won by any player in the Open Era and the second-highest with Margaret Court having the top spot with 24 Grand Slams to her name.
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She has maintained the No:1 spot in Women’s tennis for a total of 319 weeks which ranks third in the Open Era. She has won 13 Grand Slam titles on hard court, which is a record with the highest titles in singles (23), doubles (14) and mixed doubles (2).
She is the most recent tennis player to have won Grand Slams in all 3 courts (hard, clay and grass) in one year, a feat she achieved in 2015. She has also held all 4 titles simultaneously in women’s doubles alongside her sister Venus in 2009-2010.
The pair remains unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles finals. Williams is married to American internet investor Alexis Ohanian and has a daughter names Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Her approximate net purse value is around $200 million.
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