Serena Williams Bio

  • Coached by father Richard Williams and mother Oracene Price; also working with Patrick Mouratoglou; trainer is Esther Lee
  • Youngest of five sisters: Lyndrea, Isha, Yetunde (deceased September 14, 2003) and Venus
  • Began playing at age 5 at public courts in Compton, California
  • Has devoted a lot of time and money to charity, including opening two Serena Williams Secondary Schools in Kenya (one in 2008, one in 2010); touring Lagos and Johannesburg with sister Venus for 'Breaking The Mould' tour (in 2012); UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador; and has also made many other appearances at schools and community organizations, particularly those which target at-risk youth
  • Has always been interested in fashion, with a custom-designed Nike apparel line, her own clothing line (Aneres) and most recently her successful HSN collection of handbags and jewelry (Serena Williams Signature Statement)
  • Favorite author is Maya Angelou
  • Likes to listen to Mariah Carey, Brandy
  • Favorite place to visit is Paris
  • Also enjoys acting, watching movies and football, reading, talking on the phone and spending time with family and friends.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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