Serena Williams Player Profile

With 23 Grand Slam singles titles, 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, and two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, Serena Williams is likely to go down in history as one of the greatest female tennis players of all time.

Below you will find some interesting stats from her playing career along with some answers to some frequently asked questions about Serena.

Serena Williams Player Profile

Career Stats

Tennis PlayerSerena Williams
Highest Singles Ranking1
Birth Date26th of September 1981
Year turned Pro1995
NationalityAmerican
WTA Career Titles73
Grand Slams (Singles)23
Year end Championship finals5
Tennis Racket EndorsedWilson Blade SW102 Autograph
Forehand GripEastern Forehand Grip
BackhandTwo Handed Backhand
Backhand GripContinental and Eastern
Serve GripContinental Grip
Official WebsiteSerenaWilliams.com

Ranking History (Year End Ranking)

Serena has finished the year ranked in the top 100 WTA singles ranking every year since 1997 and has finished the year ranked number 1 in the world a total of five times (2002, 2009, 2013, 2014, and 2015).

YearSinglesDoubles
202141431
202011397
201910N/A
201816292
2017220
2016231
201510
20141133
2013163
2012331
2011120
2010411
200913
2008228
200770
2006950
2005110
200470
200330
2002125
2001654
200060
1999410
19982036
199799121

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Serena’s Net Worth?

According to the website Celebrity Net Worth, she has a Net Worth of approximately $250 million.

Is Serena Married?

Yes, she married Alexis Ohanian on the 16th of November 2016 in New Orleans. Alexis Ohanian is most famous for being the co-founder of the popular social news aggregation Reddit.

How tall is Serena?

She is 1.75m tall (5ft 9in).

When was her first Grand Slam Victory?

She won her first grand slam at the 1999 US Open where she beat Martina Hingis 6-3, 7-6 in the final. For more information on her performances at major tennis tournaments, check out my article on her Grand Slam Record.

When was she last number 1?

She last held the number 1 WTA ranking on 14 May 2017. She was replaced as number 1 by Angelique Kerber.

When did she first turn pro?

Her first professional match was against Annie Miller in the first round of qualifying for the Bell Challenge tournament in Quebec City in 1995.

What Racket did she play with?

Towards the end of her career, she played with a Wilson Blade SW102 Autograph. Previously, she had played with the Wilson Blade SW104 Autograph but switched to a smaller head size to help gain more control on her groundstrokes.

How many Grand Slams has she won?

She won a total of 23 grand slam titles to date including 7 Australian Opens, 3 French Opens, 7 Wimbledon Championships, and 6 US Open Titles.

Has she ever won the Fed Cup with the USA?

Yes, she helped the USA to win the Davis Cup in 1999, beating Russia 4-1 in the final.

Has she won any major Doubles Titles?

She has won a total of 14 grand slam doubles titles including four Australian Opens, two French Opens, six Wimbledon Championships, and two US Open Titles in doubles.

Has she won a gold medal in singles at the Olympics?

Yes, she won a gold medal in singles at the 2012 London Olympics.

Does she have any other siblings besides Venus?

Serena and Venus have three half-sisters called Yetunde, Lyndrea, and Isha Price. They also have at least seven paternal half-siblings.

Does she have any kids?

She has one daughter called Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr who was born in September 2017.

Who are her Parents?

Her parents are Oracene Price and Richard Williams. Her Parent’s divorced in 2002.

Did she ever win a golden grand slam?

No, She has never won all four major tennis tournaments (Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and the US Open) and Olympic gold in the same year.

What is the nationality of her Parents?

The nationality of both of her parents is American. Their mother Oracene Price was born in Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.A, and their father Richard Williams was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.A.