Serena Jameka Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan, U.S., on 26 September 1981, to Oracene Price and Richard Williams, the youngest of Price’s five daughters, an American professional tennis player. She entered Tennis at the age of 4. Her parents became the official coaches, while other mentors helped her learn the game.
At the age of 10, She was not allowed to attend the National Junior Tennis Tournaments due to the experiences of racism. While she had a 46–3 record on the U.S Tennis Association junior tour and was ranked number 1 among under-10 players in Florida
In 1995, when Williams was in grade nine, she and her sister were pulled out of Macci’s academy by her father, and, from then on, she was home coached.
In 2000, when asked whether they followed the usual path of playing on the junior circuit is beneficial, Williams responded: “Everyone does different things. I think for Venus and me, we just attempted a different road, and it worked for us.”
Williams is primarily a baseline player. Her forehand is considered the most powerful shot in the women’s game. Her play is aggressive, a “high risk” style balanced in part by her serve, which is the greatest in women’s tennis history.
- “I think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.”
- “I’m an athlete, and I’m black, and a lot of black athletes go broke. I do not want to become a statistic, so maybe I overcompensate. But I’m paranoid. Oprah told me a long time ago, ‘You sign every check. Never let anyone sign any checks.'”
- “I have always been a fighter and always fought through things my whole life.”
- “I definitely have found a balance. I have had so many offers in the past to do different movies or different things, and I always choose tournaments over it.”
- “Family is first, and that’s what matters the most. We realize that love goes deeper than Tennis.”
- “The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other. Make sure you are very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.”
- “I’m definitely not a fearless individual.”
- “Hopefully, we can build a rivalry, and we will be able to do this a lot. Make a legacy, then retire champions.”
- “If I’m winning, I have to act like I’m not bored. If it’s a tough match, I have to act like I’m having a good time. I’m a drama queen.”
- “There’s always another record. Then there’s another person to catch up with or to pass.”