Serena Williams known as the “Queen of Court” is an American professional tennis player. She is ranked number 1 in women’s single tennis. She won this title six times and finally in 2002 she became the world number 1. She has represented America on many international platforms and has earned many titles. This article brings you the interesting facts about Serena William’s life. The fans out there can get a chance to know more about her as a person that she is.
Interesting Facts about Serena Williams:
- Serena Williams has become a sensation worldwide after earning the 30 Grand Slam titles. She has also earned several Olympic gold medals.
- She has an elder sister Venus Williams who is also tennis pro.
- Serena Williams has five elder sisters and she is the youngest one.
- She started playing tennis at a tender age of 5. Serena Williams practiced at the public courts in Campton.
- Serena Williams and her sister Venus were homeschooled so that they get the maximum time for playing tennis.
- She is a Jehovah’s Witness.
- Serena Williams has also played against her sister Venus. It was in 1999 Lipton Championship.
- She is the first black woman to win a Grand Slam professional tennis tournament.
- In 2005 she hosted the reality show with her sister Venus and it was called the Venus and Serena: For Real.
- In 2009 she threatened the lineswoman and faced a penalty. Serena Williams was put on a probation period. Two months later she again faced the penalty for the same episode. She was ordered to pay $82.500. This became the largest fine ever to be given to a tennis player.
- Serena Williams is also a social worker and in response to the Haiti earthquake in 2010 she let go of her training and practicing session and instead gathered with other players to organize a charity event. The money collected for the victims helped the people to overcome the problems encountered.
- Serena Williams has also become the certified nail technician with a company called HairTech.
- In 2011 she had to undergo an emergency treatment of her hematoma. The doctors diagnosed a blood clot in her lungs that needed to be treated.
- In the same year that is 2011 Serena Williams was appointed as UNICEF international goodwill ambassador.
So these are some of the interesting facts about Serena Williams that you did not know.