American tennis professional Serena Williams is a worldwide sensation not only for her on-court performance, but also for her off-court activity. Serena isn’t only about remarkable tennis – off-court acting, fashion and philanthropy are also amongst her passions. Here are some of the interesting facts about the tennis queen:
I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall. -Serena Williams
She has 69 single titles. 22 doubles titles and two mixed doubles titles. 21 Grand Slams, 6 US opens, 3 French open, and 6 Australian opens.
2. Early Specialization
Serena Williams was born in Michigan. She began playing tennis at the age of 3. Her father relocated the family to Compton, California and was home – schooled. According to her father’s autobiography, he reasoned that the difficult environment in Compton would “make them tough, give them a fighter’s mentality.”
3. Published Author
In 2009, Williams released her autobiography Titled, My Life: Queen of the Court. The book tells us about her personal life and career in tennis. Williams also co-authored a book titled Venus and Serena: Serving from the Hip with her sister.
4. Voice Actor
She voiced for “Snowplow Driver Hero” of the Disney channel show Higgly town Heroes, series 2005.
5. Certified Nail Technician
Not only a nail technician, but she also has her own line of nail polish.
6. Music Video
In 2007, Serena appeared in the music video of “I Want You” by the American Rapper Common.
7. Greatest Female Player
After winning her fifth Wimbledon singles title in 2012, tennis great John McEnroe declared her the greatest female player of all time.
In 2009, Serena was fined and placed on probation for allegedly threatening a lineswoman, but she quickly moved past the incident.
9. Number 1 Player
In 2013 at age 31, Serena Williams became the oldest female tennis player to be ranked number 1 tennis player.
10. Highest Paid
Her net worth is $130 million. Serena Williams has earned more prize money than any other female player in the history. She earns $15-20 million per year outside of tennis endorsing companies like Nike and Kraft Foods.
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