Serena Williams Black History Project

Serena Williams Black History Project

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  •  My name is Serena Jameka Williams. I was born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. I lived in Compton, LA. 
  • I lived with my sisters Venus Lyndrea, Isha & Yetunde. My dad ran a private firm, and my mom was a nurse.   I played in my first tournament when I was 4 and a half, and I have won 46/49 tournaments I have played in so far. My dad taught me to play on our public tennis courts, which weren't always the safest.
  •     My dad removed me from the junior level at the age of 14. We moved to Florida, where my tennis coach Rick Macci lived. I went to the Art Institute of Fort Lauder-dale for college. 
  • My life was on the tennis courts. I played my sister Venus in 2000, and fell short. I played countless amounts of tournaments, and worked my way up the ranking. Finally, in 2002, I beat my sister and became No.1! I went on to win Grand Slam titles.
  • Currently, I have won 39 Gram Slam Titles: 23 singles; 14 women's doubles; 2 mixed doubles. I held all 4 Grand Slam titles at the same time. My sister and I wrote a book together, and I have been featured in several books and magazines. I have a net worth of 180 million dollars. I recently had a daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, and I was 8 weeks pregnant when I won the Australian Open!
  •   I am remembered in Black History for revolutionizing women's tennis with my powerful play. Everyone, just follow your dreams and work hard.
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