Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player. She has been ranked singles world No. 1 by the WTA, will retire now.
Serena Williams : Retire | sister | Husband net worth
Turning professional in 1995, she won her first major singles title at the 1999 US Open. From the 2002 French Open to the 2003 Australian Open, she was dominant, winning all four major singles titles (each time over Venus in the final) to achieve a non-calendar year Grand Slam and the career Grand Slam, known as the “Serena Slam”.
|Full name||Serena Jameka Williams|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.|
|Born||September 26, 1981
Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Turned pro||October 1995|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
The next few years saw her claim two more singles majors, but suffer from injury and decline in form.
Beginning in 2007, however, she gradually returned to form despite continued injuries, retaking the world No. 1 singles ranking.
Beginning at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, Williams returned to dominance, claiming Olympic gold and becoming the first tennis player to achieve a Career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles.
She won eight out of thirteen singles majors, including all four in a row from 2014–15 to achieve a second “Serena Slam”.
At the 2017 Australian Open, she won her 23rd major singles title, surpassing Steffi Graf’s Open Era record.
She then took a break from professional tennis after becoming pregnant, and has reached four major finals since returning to play.
Serena Williams Retire
American tennis great Serena Williams has said she plans to retire, possibly after the US Open tournament which begins later this month.
In a post on Instagram on Tuesday, Williams was not completely clear on the timeline, but the line “next few weeks” indicated it could be after the US Open.
There comes a time in life when we have to decide to move in a different direction. That time is always hard when you love something so much. My goodness do I enjoy tennis. But now, the countdown has begun.
I have to focus on being a mom, my spiritual goals and finally discovering a different, but just exciting Serena. I’m gonna relish these next few weeks,” she wrote.
The 40-year-old has won 23, the most major singles championships in the professional era of tennis, which began in 1968.
Over the last five years she has been chasing the elusive 24th title that would draw her level with Australian Margaret Court’s record.
Serena Williams sister
Venus and Serena Williams are arguably the most famous sisters in the world — at least, the most athletically talented.
But little do people know that the Williams sisters have many other talented, non-tennis playing siblings to share their love with.
While the two are the only biological daughters of parents Richard Williams and Oracene Price, both Williams and Price have five and three children respectfully from prior marriages.
Yetunde, the late daughter of Oracene Price and half-sister of the Williams sisters, served as a personal assistant to both Serena and Venus.
A mother-of-three, Yetunde was the tragic victim of a gun shooting in 2003 at the age of 31.
“When [Venus and Serena] received the calls from all of us here, they were saying, ‘Are you sure this is correct?’ They couldn’t believe it,” a spokesperson told People at the time.
Robert Maxfield was charged with voluntary manslaughter in 2006.
Husband net worth
Serena Williams’ life completely changed in 2017 for the greater good. Before the Australian Open that year, she discovered that she would soon give birth to her first child.
She went on to play in the tournament and won the title Down Under. Later that year, she gave birth to her daughter, Olympia, and married the co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, in a private ceremony.
Alexis Ohanian is an American internet entrepreneur and investor. He dived into the business world at a young age and has become a multi-million dollar business person since.
As of 2022, the Reddit co-founder has a net worth of $80 million. He is one of the world’s most popular internet entrepreneurs.
A major chunk of his earnings comes from his company Reddit, which he founded with Steve Huffman and Aaron Swartz.