Serena Williams

Serena Williams

ATHLETE

Serena Williams is an American athlete best known for her prowess on the tennis court. Serena is the reigning queen of women's tennis—having earned several Olympic medals and winning 23 Grand Slam singles titles.

Born September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan to parents Oracene Price and Richard Williams, she's the youngest of five children. Serena began her intense tennis training at the early age of three and she's blossomed into the effervescent being that we all adore today. In 1991, their family moved to Florida so that Serena and her sister, Venus, could receive professional training after being trained by their father Richard for years. This was their second major move after moving to Compton, California few years prior.

Serena Williams has been repeatedly dubbed the Greatest Athlete of All Time, and it is a designation she has earned many times over. Serena turned pro in 1995 and has continued to shock the world with her meteoric career. In 1999, she won her first major championship and went on to win her first Grand Slam title in 2003 after winning the requisite Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. In 2016, Serena won her 22nd grand slam title at Wimbledon. Four Olympic gold medals, twenty-two grand slam titles solidify Serena William’s designation as a truly legendary American athlete.