Competing as an athlete isn’t the easiest thing in the world, but Serena Williams has managed to make it look just like that. This celebrated tennis player has won countless accolades and awards in her lifetime. She has gained significant popularity not only in her industry, but also in households across the world.
From Humble Beginnings
Serena Jameka Williams was born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan to Richard Williams and Oracene Price. She is the last in a brood of 5. She moved to California with her family when she was only 2 years old. There, she began playing tennis at the age of 3. Serena and her sister Venus were homeschooled by their father and were constantly given training in different sports, particularly tennis.
They moved to Florida when Serena was 9 years old. This was a strategic move that her parents did in order to send Serena and her sister to the tennis academy of Rick Macci. The sisters showed impeccable talent and were quickly noticed by their coaches. By the time she was in the ninth grade, her father decided to pull her and her sister out of Mcci’s academy and coached them on his own.
Williams moved on to play her first professional tennis game in 1995. She was only 14 years old at the time. The try wasn’t as successful as they had hoped however, as Williams was lost the qualifying matches after winning just two games. In 1997, Williams lost the qualifying round again, but went on to acquire her first win in a main-draw match in November. She was ranked #304 in all the world. Game after game, Williams continued to show exceptional talent and prowess, despite all her losses. This was the reason why other athletes and tennis players saw such potential in her. It was later on in her career during the early 2000s that Serena earned her spot among other players in the top 10.
Assets and Net Worth
Serena Williams is among the most successful tennis players of this day and age, and has accumulated a hefty net worth of $145 million USD through the years. She has ranked number one in the realm of tennis numerous times and has won countless prize money offers thanks to her impeccable talent. She owns numerous estates, cars, jewelry, and business ventures all over the globe.