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Serena WILLIAMS

American Serena WILLIAMS

born Serena Jameka WILLIAMS

American professional tennis player and former world No. 1 in women's single tennis

Source :  Mary CUMMINS

Born: on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan, United States  (38 years)


Biography

Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan, to Oracene Price and Richard Williams, and is the youngest of Price's five daughters: half-sisters Yetunde, Lyndrea, and Isha Price, and full older sister Venus. She also has at least seven paternal half-siblings. When the children were young, the family moved to Compton, California, where Williams started playing tennis at the age of four. Her father home schooled Serena and her sister, Venus. While he and subsequently her mother have been the official coaches, other mentors who helped her learn the game included Richard Williams, a Compton man who shared her father's name and would go on to found The Venus and Serena Williams Tennis/Tutorial Academy.

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See Also :

- Category Racket sport - Tennis