10 questions about Serena Williams – Mouratoglou, Venus, husband

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Serena Williams is considered the greatest player (male or female) in tennis history. Here are the answers to the 10 questions you may ask yourself about her.

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When was Serena Williams born?

Serena Williams was born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, USA. 

What is her nationality?

Williams is an American citizen. She is arguably the greatest American athlete in history. Serena played 15 matches in Fed Cup for her country and lost only once, in 2020, at age 38.

What did she do at the 2020 US Open? 

Serena Williams reached the semifinals of the 2020 US Open but failed in her quest to win a 24th major title for the ninth straight Grand Slam. Williams was defeated by Victoria Azarenka 1-6 6-3 6-3, which marked the first time she had lost to the Belarusian in a major in 11 meetings. Though she did not win the title, the American did break the record for all-time wins at the US Open, passing Chris Evert and finishing the tournament with 106 wins at the US Open.

At what age did Serena Williams begin playing tennis?

Williams began playing tennis at the age of 5 in Compton, California. She was then coached by her father Richard Williams.

Who is Serena Williams’ coach?

Williams’ current coach is Patrick Mouratoglou. The American tennis player and the French coach began their collaboration in June 2012, at Wimbledon, after Williams lost in the first round of a Grand Slam, Roland-Garros, for the first time of her career. With Mouratoglou, Serena Williams won an additional 10 Grand Slams, taking her tally to 23, and the gold medal in singles and doubles at the 2012 London Olympics. Before that, Williams was coached by her father, Richard Williams. With him, she won 13 Grand Slams

Who are her parents?

Williams’ parents are Richard Williams, born February 16 1942, and Oracene Price, born April 3 1952. They married in 1980 and divorced in 2002.

Richard Williams with Serena.

 

Who is Serena Williams’ husband?

Williams’ husband is Alexis Ohanian, an American from Armenian descent born April 24 1983, in New York City, New York. He is the co-founder of Reddit. Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian met in Rome in 2015. In September 2017, they had their first child, a girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. They got married on November 16, 2017.

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

How many children does she have?

Williams’ has only one child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., which she had with her current husband Alexis Ohanian. The baby girl was born on September 1 2017.

How many brothers and sisters does she have?

Williams has an older sister, Venus Williams, a 7-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one in 2002. The American also has three half-sisters, Yetunde, Lindrea and Isha Price, born from the union between her mother Oracene Price and Yusef Rasheed. In 2003, at age 31, Yetunde Price was murdered in a shooting in Compton, California.

When did Serena start her career?

Williams began her professional career in 1995 at age 14. The American played her first pro tournament in Quebec City, receiving a wildcard into the qualifying draw. She lost to Annie Miller, ranked 149th in the world. Serena Williams won her first match on the professional tour against Elena Likhovtseva in Chicago in 1997. She reached the semi-finals after defeating Mary Pierce, ranked 7th in the world, and Monica Seles, ranked 4th in the world. The American won her first career title of her career at the “Open Gaz de France” in Paris in February 1999.

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