Serena Williams exemplifies courage, beauty, power and style, and has overcome insurmountable odds to win 23 career Grand Slams. Her remarkable tennis achievements combined with her off-court success in fashion and philanthropy, as well as a strategic partner and investor, makes her one of the most recognizable global icons in the world.
Serena was born in Saginaw, Michigan to Richard Williams and Oracene Price. While still an infant, the family moved to Compton, California where she began playing tennis at the age of four. At nine, Serena and her family moved to Florida. Since that time, she has become the most dominant figure in tennis.
Serena has won the most Grand Slam singles titles in history, with her most recent win at the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant. In the summer of 2016, Serena won the Wimbledon Championship in both singles and doubles alongside her sister Venus.
In 2015, Serena won four grand slams: Wimbledon, the French Open, the Australian Open, and the 2014 US Open, a feat affectionately known as the “Serena Slam” and ended the year on the cover of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED as their “Sportsperson of the Year.”
Overall, Serena has 23 Grand Slam singles titles and 14 Grand Slam doubles titles. She’s won 783 Professional singles matches, 185 doubles professional matches, 72 WTA singles titles, 23 WTA doubles titles, Gold Medal in Doubles in 2000 (Sydney), 2008 (Beijing), 2012 (London), and Gold Medal in Singles in 2012 (London).
Off the court, fashion, acting and dancing are Serena's passions. She was named a "Fashion Trendsetter" by VOGUE for harnessing her passion to create her HSN Signature Statement collection; an aspirational brand that is accessible to the common consumer. In 2016 alone, Serena was featured on the covers of SELF, GLAMOUR, WSJ MAGAZINE and FADER.
Serena is also an active philanthropist starting both the Serena Williams Fund and the Williams Sisters Fund. Her philanthropic endeavors focus on creating equity through education and assisting victims of senseless violence. In addition to making charitable donations to provide classroom resources in CA, Serena has built schools in Kenya and Jamaica, and opened the Yetunde Price Resource Center in her hometown of Compton, CA which assists victims and families affected by violence. Serena is also a global Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
Serena splits her time between Palm Beach, Florida and Los Angeles, California with her husband Alexis Ohanian and her newborn first child.