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Also Known As: Serena Jameka Williams Died:
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Her athletic prowess, commanding personality, and passion for her chosen sport made Serena Williams a tennis superstar. Coached by her father along with her equally accomplished sister Venus, Williams rose up the world rankings by beating top-seeded players and winning one Grand Slam tournament after another in the early 2000s. Watching her play, especially when she was competing against her sister, was a ballet of powerful serves, skilled footwork, and strategic hits that demonstrated her competitive spirit and love for the game. With multiple wins in singles and doubles matches at the sport's most prestigious tournaments, an Olympic gold medal, and dozens of accolades, Williams established an iconic reputation that the mention of her first name alone was enough to fill stadiums and attract TV viewers. Her outspoken behavior on the court and neon-colored tennis ensembles added to the excitement of watching Williams, while her savvy business and media ventures established her celebrity status as one of the most dominant figures not only in tennis, but in the entire sporting world.

Her athletic prowess, commanding personality, and passion for her chosen sport made Serena Williams a tennis superstar. Coached by her father along with her equally accomplished sister Venus, Williams rose up the world rankings by beating top-seeded players and winning one Grand Slam tournament after another in the early 2000s. Watching her play, especially when she was competing against her sister, was a ballet of powerful serves, skilled footwork, and strategic hits that demonstrated her competitive spirit and love for the game. With multiple wins in singles and doubles matches at the sport's most prestigious tournaments, an Olympic gold medal, and dozens of accolades, Williams established an iconic reputation that the mention of her first name alone was enough to fill stadiums and attract TV viewers. Her outspoken behavior on the court and neon-colored tennis ensembles added to the excitement of watching Williams, while her savvy business and media ventures established her celebrity status as one of the most dominant figures not only in tennis, but in the entire sporting world.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Pixels (2015)
2.
 Venus & Serena (2013)
4.
 Hair Show (2004) Agent Ross
5.
 She Got Game (2003)
8.
 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT (2003) Interviewee
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10.
 2003 Espy Awards, The (2003) Presenter
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1999:
Won her first Grand Slam trophy at U.S. Open
2001:
Voiced herself on episode of "The Simpsons" (Fox)
2002:
Defeated Venus back-to-back-to-back at French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open; dethroned sister for No. 1 world ranking
2002:
Named "Female Athlete of the Year" by Associated Press
2002:
Guest starred on ABC sitcom "My Wife and Kids"
2004:
Made film acting debut in comedy "Hair Show"
2008:
Williams sisters defeated Spanish players for gold at Summery Olympics in Beijing, China
2009:
Became part owner of professional football team Miami Dolphins alongside her sister and other celebrities including Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, and Jennifer Lopez
2009:
Published autobiography <i>On the Line</i>
2012:
Won fifth Wimbledon women's singles title
2014:
Won her sixth U.S. Open title
2015:
Won her sixth Wimbledon title
2015:
Appeared as herself in "Pixels"
2016:
Made a cameo appearance in Beyonce's HBO music special "Lemonade"
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