Serena Williams

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. [4]CNN

Serena WilliamsFour matches in one week.A three hour final match.A 40-year-old mom.A 29-year-old opponent.Still the GOAT. 🐐

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 3, 2022

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