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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.
 Venus & Serena (2013)
3.
 Hair Show (2004) Agent Ross
4.
 She Got Game (2003)
7.
 2003 Espy Awards, The (2003) Presenter
8.
 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT (2003) Interviewee
9.
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Began playing tennis at age four in Compton, CA
1990:
With sister Venus, trained with coach Rick Macci at his West Palm Beach, FL tennis academy
1995:
Made professional debut at Bell Challenge in Quebec City, Canada; lost in qualifying round
1998:
Made Grand Slam debut at Australian Open; faced Venus in second round and lost
1999:
Won first professional singles title at Open Gaz de France tournament in Paris
1999:
Won her first Grand Slam trophy at U.S. Open
2000:
With Venus, won gold medal in women's doubles at Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia
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:
Launched own label called Aneres, her name spelled backwards
2004:
Made film acting debut in comedy "Hair Show"
2005:
Co-authored <i>Venus & Serena: Serving From The Hip: 10 Rules For Living, Loving and Winning</i> with sister
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, Mark Anthony, and Jennifer Lopez
2009:
Published autobiography <i>On the Line</i>
2012:
Won fifth Wimbledon women's singles title
2012:
Defeated Maria Sharapova for gold medal at Summer Olympic Games in London, England; also won gold along with Venus in women's doubles
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