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1. Serena Jameka Williams was born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan.
2. Serena is the youngest of five girls, Serena grew up with Venus and older sisters Lyndrea, Isha & Yetunde.
3. Her hobbies are watching movies and football, reading, acting, talking on the phone, spending time with family and friends.
4. In 2007 Williams appeared in the music video of “I Want You” by the American rapper Common, alongside performers Alicia Keys and Kanye West.
5. She is fifteen months younger than sister and tennis pro Venus Williams.
6. In July 2012, she appeared in the ABC comedy improv television series Trust Us With Your Life and as a lawyer on the Lifetime television series Drop Dead Diva.
7. She began playing tennis at age 5 at public courts in Compton, California, where they remember having to duck gunfire. Despite this difficult beginning, though, their skills developed rapidly.
8. In 2011, Serena underwent an emergency treatment for a hematoma related to a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in her lungs.
9. Serena was born in Saginaw, Michigan, to Richard and Oracene Williams (now divorced).
10. After winning her fifth Wimbledon singles title in 2012, tennis great John McEnroe declared her the greatest female player of all time.
11. In June 2013, Williams won her second French Open title against defending champion Maria Sharapova. She picked up another U.S. Open title that September.
12. She is 5’9″ tall.
13. Both Serena and Venus Williams appeared in the Simpsons episode Tennis the Menace.
14. In 2009, Serena was fined and placed on probation for allegedly threatening a lineswoman, but she quickly moved past the incident.
15. She starred with Venus in the reality TV series Venus and Serena: For Real, which debuted in 2005.
16. She and sister Venus Williams were steered towards tennis at a very early age. Both girls were home schooled to maximize the amount of time available for practice.
17. At the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, she won two gold medals, in women’s doubles and women’s singles-her first singles gold medal.
18. Her oldest sister Yetunde Price was murdered in Los Angeles, California in the fall of 2003.
19. Serena is a Jehovah’s Witness.
20. Her favorite author is Maya Angelou.
21. In early 2010, Williams became a certified nail technician in preparation for her upcoming nail collection with a company called HairTech.
22. Two months later, she was placed on two-year probation and ordered to pay another $82,500 to the Grand Slam committee for the episode and the largest punishment ever levied against a tennis player.
23. Serena was a voice on the Playhouse Disney show Higglytown Heroes.
24. She faced sister Venus in the final of the 1999 Lipton Championships, making it the first time since 1884 that two sisters had faced each other in the final of a pro event (Venus won).
25. Reestablished herself as the dominant force in women’s tennis by winning the Australian Open for the 3rd time. Dominated the world’s top ranked player Maria Sharapova in the final 6-1, 6-2 to win her 8th major championship title.
26. On 25 January 2003, she won the Australian Open tennis championship, completing the ‘grand slam’ of women’s tennis. “The Serena Slam Completed” was ranked #10 in TV Guide’s list of the “25 Most Awesome Sports Moments (of the last 15 years)”.
27. That same year, she won the U.S. Open women’s singles title and became the first black woman to win a Grand Slam professional tennis tournament since Althea Gibson in 1958.
28. Williams was once known for her unusual and colorful outfits on court. In 2002, there was much talk when she wore a Lane Bryant black lycra catsuit at the US Open.
29. At the 2004 US Open, Williams wore denim skirts and knee-high boots-tournament officials, however, did not allow her to wear the boots during matches.
30. Her scenes of her first movie Black Knight (2001) were cut.