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It was too much struggle for her.

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  • Her middle name is Jameka.
  • She has played in 60 Grand Slam tournaments in her career and has won 21 of them.
  • Her favorite city in the world is Rome.
  • Her favorite sport to watch other than tennis is gymnastics.
  • Williams and Chris Evert have each won six U.S. Open singles titles — the most in the Open era.
  • Other than dogs, her favorite animals are tigers.
  • She cranks David Bowie’s “Fame” to power through a tough workout.
  • She won her first major title in 1999 at the U.S. Open, beating Martina Hingis in the final.
  • At 15 years between her first (1999) and most recent (2014) titles, Williams holds the record for most years between U.S. Open singles championships.
  • When she won her first U.S. Open, “The Sixth Sense” was finishing its fifth week at No. 1 in the box office.
  • The song she is somewhat embarrassed to admit that’s on her phone is “MMMBop” by Hanson.

  • The strangest thing in her gym bag is Opi Nail Polish.
  • She has won 21 straight matches at the U.S. Open. Her last loss was to Samantha Stosur in the 2011 final.
  • Her favorite food after a workout is a Gatorade bar to replenish protein and carbs.
  • She has won 28 straight matches and four straight titles at Grand Slam events.
  • Her winning percentage at the U.S. Open is .898, the highest among singles players in the Open era.
  • Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981)[1] is an American professional tennis player,
  • she has been No. 1 for 319 weeks, which ranks third in the Open Era among female players behind Graf and Martina Navratilova.
  • Earning almost $29 million in prize money and endorsements, Williams was the highest paid female athlete in 2016
  • Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan, to Oracene Price and Richard Williams, and is the youngest of Price’s five daughters: half-sisters Yetunde, Lyndrea, and Isha Price, and full older sister Venus
  • When Williams was nine, she and her family moved from Compton to West Palm Beach, Florida, so that she could attend the tennis academy of Rick Macci
  • Williams is primarily a baseline player, and her game is built around taking immediate control of rallies with her powerful and consistent serve, return of serve, and forceful groundstrokes from both her forehand and backhand swings.
  • Williams lost in the third round of the 1999 Australian Open to Sandrine Testud. A month later, Williams won her first professional singles title when she defeated Amélie Mauresmo in the final of the Open Gaz de France in Paris
  • Williams began 2001 losing to Martina Hingis in the quarterfinals of the Medibank International in Sydney and the Australian Open in Melbourne. Williams and her sister won the doubles title at the latter tournament, becoming only the fifth doubles team in history to win all four Grand Slam women’s doubles titles during their career, completing a “Career Grand Slam”.
  • Early 2002, injury saw Williams retire from the semifinal at the Medibank International Sydney and later withdraw from the Australian Open.
  • Returning from injury, Williams won her first title of the year in Scottsdale, Arizona, defeating No. 2 Jennifer Capriati, in the final.
  • At the 2002 Wimbledon Championships, Williams won tennis’ oldest championship for the first time in her life, defeating Venus to win a Grand Slam singles title without dropping a set for the first time in her career.


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