Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41 Years
Husband: Alexis Ohanian
|Full Name||Serena Jameka Williams|
|Nickname(s)||Meka, Momma Smash|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet- 5' 9"
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 68 kg (in 2015)
in Pounds- 150 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||40-28-44|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Naturally Black (Dyed Brown)|
|International Debut||Turned pro in 1995
|International Retirement||In August 2022, Serena Williams annonnced that she would retire from international tennis. In an emotional note, she wrote, "I have never liked the word retirement. It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me. I’ve been thinking of this as a transition, but I want to be sensitive about how I use that word, which means something very specific and important to a community of people. Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution. I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me. A few years ago I quietly started Serena Ventures, a venture capital firm. Soon after that, I started a family. I want to grow that family." Vogue|
|Last Match||On 2 September 2022, she lost her last match to Australia's Ajla Tomljanović in the third round at the US Open. CNN|
|Nature on field||Cool
|Achievements (main ones)||• Winner of 22 Grand slams.
• 71 singles WTA titles.
• She achieved the No. 1 ranking in July 2002.
• She has won 768 games in her career while losing only 127.
|Career Turning Point||After winning her first Grand Slam in 2002, there was no looking back for Williams.|
|Date of Birth||26 September 1981|
|Age (as of 2022)||41 Years|
|Birthplace||Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.A|
|Hometown||Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.A|
|College||The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale|
|Family||Father- Richard Williams (Divorced)
Mother- Oracene Price (second from right)
|Hobbies||Acting, Reading, Watching Movies|
|Controversies||• At 2002 US Open, Serena Williams wore a Cat-Suit, causing a stir.
• At 1998 Wimbledon, Serena Williams withdrew from the tournament, when she was scheduled to play against her younger sister Venus. People considered this as something which is against the spirit of the game.
• On many occasions Serena has been criticized for her choice of outfits both on and off the Tennis court, leading to controversies.
|Food||Fried Chicken Sushi|
|Film||Mama- There's a man in your bed|
|Singer||Mariah Carey & Brandy|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Marriage Date||16 November 2017
|Marriage Place||New Orleans|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Keyshawn Johnson (2002-2003)
Brett Ratner (2004-2006)
Common (on and off from 2007-2010)
Jackie Long (2007-2008)
Hosea Chanchez (2008)
Amar'e Stoudemire (2010)
Patrick Mouratoglou (2012)
Grigor Dimitrov (2012)
|Husband||Alexis Ohanian (Reddit co-founder)
|Children||She has daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, who is often referred to as "Olympia." She was born in September 2017 through an emergency caesarean-section delivery. US Magazine
|Cars Collection||Bentley Supersports|
|Net Worth||$145 Million|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Serena Williams
- Does Serena Williams smoke: No
- Does Serena William drink Alcohol: Yes
- When Serena Williams won the US Open in 1999, she became the first black woman to win a Grand Slam tournament since Althea Gibson in 1958.
- The scenes of her first movie “Black Knight,” featuring Serena, were removed from the final cut.
- Yetunde Price, Williams’s eldest sister was murdered in Los Angeles, in 2003.
- In 2003, at the age of 31, Serena Williams became the oldest female Tennis player to be ranked No.1 since computer rankings began in 1975.
- The Williams sisters starred in the reality TV series “Venus and Serena: For Real” which debuted in 2015.
- In 2009, Serena was fined $82,500 and placed on probation for allegedly threatening a lines-woman. This was the largest punishment ever levied on a tennis player.
- In 2009, Serena released her autobiography titled “Queen of the Court.”
- In 2009, Serena Williams launched a signature collection of handbags and jewelry called “The Signature Statement” sold mainly on the Home Shopping Network.
- In 2011, Serena underwent emergency treatment for a hematoma related to a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in her lungs.
- She appeared in two Television series viz. “Trust us with your life” & “Drop dead diva”, in July 2012.
- At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won two Gold medals, one each in the Women’s singles and Women’s doubles category- her first singles Gold medal.
- Serena developed her own “Aneres” (Serena’s name spelled backward) clothing line.
- Serena Williams has been ranked No.1 in the world five times and has earned more prize money than any other female tennis player.
- Serena was a voice on the Playhouse Disney show “Higllytown Heroes.”
- On 2 September 2022, she played her last match against Australia’s Ajla Tomljanović at the US Open and lost in the third round. According to ESPN, the three-hour match averaged 4.8 million viewers, making it the most watched tennis match ever on the network; the match’s final set pulled in 6.9 million viewers during the quarter-hour between 10:15 and 11:00 pm. CNN
Four matches in one week.
A three hour final match.
A 40-year-old mom.
A 29-year-old opponent.
Still the GOAT. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/5DJ6oXVy7a
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 3, 2022