Serena Williams Net Worth

Serena Williams

Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional worldwide tennis player, from Michigan. Her talent for the sport was first recognized when she attended the tennis academy of Rick Macci, at the age of 3. Williams was also recognized for her unique playing style.

She holds the record for the most Grand Slam wins in the Open Era, with 23 single titles, a total of 73 titles, and a net worth of about $250 million.

Serena Jameka Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan on 26th September 1981. She moved with her parents and her four sisters to Compton, California at the age of 3.

Williams has three sisters and three brothers from her father’s earlier marriage.

Her father home-schooled her and her sister, Venus. When Williams was 9 the family moved from Compton to West Palm Beach in California so she could attend a tennis academy.

While both parents encouraged Serena and Venus Williams to play tennis, it was Richard Williams who largely taught them the sport, taking the two girls to the public courts in the area.

He was known as a strict coach, and the sisters spent long hours practicing. Serena Williams turned professional in 1995, one year after her older sister.

Serena and her older sister Venus Williams have been taught since they were kids how to play tennis by their father.

The sister’s famous signature style and play changed the look of the sport, and their sense of power, style, and presence made the sisters stand out from all the other tennis players.

Venus and Serena lived together for more than a dozen years in Palm Beach Gardens.

In 1999, Serena beat her sister Venus in their race to the family’s Grand Slam win. In 2008 Serena and Venus teamed up in the Beijing Games, where they took home a gold medal.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Williams got her fourth Olympic gold medal. At the 2015 U.S., Open Serena teamed up with her sister again. Everyone thought they made a perfect team, and they won the 2016 doubles championship, after their sixth Wimbledon game together.

Possessing powerful serves and ground strokes and superb athleticism, they soon attracted much attention.

Many predicted that Venus would be the first Williams sister to win a Grand Slam singles title, but it was Serena who accomplished the feat, winning the 1999 U.S. Open.

At that tournament the sisters won the doubles event, and, throughout their careers, the two teamed up for 14 Grand Slam doubles titles.

In 2009 she captured her 10th Grand Slam singles title by winning the Australian Open.

Later that year she won her third Wimbledon singles title, once again defeating her sister.

Williams defended her titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2010.

Here are some of the best highlights of Serena Williams’ career:

  • Espy Awards (Best Female Athlete, 2003, 2013)
  • Glamor Award for The Athlete (2009)
  • Teen Choice Award (Best Female Tennis Player (2010, 2012, 2014)
  • Laureus World Sports Award for this year (2010,2016, 2018)
  • Espy Awards (Best Female Tennis Player, 2015-2017)
  • Sports Person Of The Year (2015)
  • BET Award for this year’s female athlete (2015-2017)
  • Shorty Award for Best in Sports (2018)

She subsequently battled various health issues that kept her off the court for almost a year.

In December 2016, Williams became engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. On November 16, 2017, Williams and Ohanian were married at the Contemporary Arts Centre in New Orleans, Louisiana. Serena wore a stunning Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress, and the list of celebrity guests in attendance included Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian West, and Eva Longoria.

In April 2017, Williams hinted that she was pregnant in a post on Snapchat showing her baby belly with the caption “20 weeks,” though the posting was deleted a few minutes later.

Williams was indeed pregnant, and she gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. on September 1, 2017. The tennis great posted a photo with her baby on Instagram and shared the journey of her pregnancy in a video posted on her website and YouTube.

In the cover story for the February 2018 edition of Vogue,  Williams revealed the major health complications that came with giving birth to Alexis Olympia. After undergoing an emergency cesarean section, Williams experienced sudden shortness of breath, leading to the discovery of blood clots in her lungs. Additionally, doctors found a large hematoma in her abdomen that had been caused by hemorrhaging at the site of her C- C-section.

following multiple surgeries, Williams was able to return home after a week. However, she was then unable to get out of bed for another six weeks, leaving her feeling helpless at times when it came to tending to her newborn. Despite the toll it took on her emotions, she told Vogue she was willing to consider having more children but understandably was in no rush to do so.

Serena Williams is one of the most successful female tennis players of all time, with over 23 Grand Slams won throughout her career.

Serena Williams’ net worth is estimated to be roughly $250 Million.

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