Serena Williams, born September 26, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan, began playing tennis early, enduring daily two-hour practices with her father at age three. In 1995, Serena turned pro, and, along with her sister Venus, enjoyed a run of high-profile victories. In 2009, Serena was fined and placed on probation for allegedly threatening a lineswoman, but is doing her best to move past the incident.
Venus and Serena Williams. From the very beginning they faced hate and ridicule on the courts and in the stands, from AMERICANS! Their father was called an uneducated buffoon and they were referred to as "ghetto" because they came from Compton, CA. But, in spite of it all they excelled. Venus is "The Queen of Wimbledon" and Serena is, and has been, number one in the world. Between them they have 34 grand slams. Bravo, Williams Sisters!!