(biography, photos, videos) Serena Jameka Williams
Serena Williams: biography
Tennis legend Serena Williams Jameka was preparing to go to a sports Olympus in early childhood. Or rather, to that of their daughters – Serena and Venus – were preparing their father Richard Williams.
Serena was born in September 1981 in the U.S. state of Michigan. But in the town of Saginaw passed the first years of her life. Later the family not once changed their place of residence, then moving to California, then to Florida. When she was 9 years old, his parents divorced. I must say that Serena and Venus was the youngest of 5 daughters. Three older sisters – combined.
The father, the tennis instructor, brought two daughters to court, when they were a few years old. Since their preparation was involved in it, even when the athletes were officially other mentors. Not quit to coach the girls and when I broke up with my wife.
After his parents divorced and his family moved to Compton, California, Serena along with her sister enrolled in a tennis Academy «McKee».
Teachers of the Academy from the first day noted the promising young tennis player. She has already developed her own style of playing – fast, energetic and unpredictable. Serena Williams literally swept his opponents off the court.
The girl took an active part in various competitions for juniors. Already started counting her triumphs. Athlete has moved confidently into the adult tennis.
14 years old girl was among the professional players. At this point she left the Academy. Her training had involved only the father. Subsequent events resembled a miracle.
In 1997, when Serena Williams took only 304 place in the ranking of tennis rackets in the world, she managed to beat the strongest tennis player of that time Monica Seles. Soon followed by another incredible victory over the sportswoman Marie piers. This allowed Serena to get a hundred strongest tennis players in the world. From that moment on she was a constant participant of tournaments WTA.
The following year, African-American appeared on the competition of the tournament «Grand slam». After several swift victories, Williams is ranked no 20 of the world ranking tennis Association. A few months black star managed to win the tournament «Grand slam». To accomplish this, she managed at Wimbledon, in the mixed-doubles tournament. Girl played in a pair of Belarusian max Mirnyi. With him also snatched victory at the US Open.
In singles, Serena Williams managed to win a significant victory in 1999, leaving behind such strong rivals as Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis. As a result of this brilliant victory of the tennis player lifted the Cup of the Open championship of the United States of America.
It seems that since then, the leadership of Serena on the tournaments of the highest level has become a common practice. 32 times Williams won the tournament «Grand slam». Together with her sister, she was three times achieved the Olympic «gold». Was able to win in single competition.
It is noteworthy that Serena Williams is the only athlete was able to return to their former positions after a long break. In 2003, the tennis player suffered a great shock due to the death of half-sister. 8 months she couldn’t return to the court. And when I came out and started to return the lost positions, received an unfortunate injury. Again, the pass length in the whole season.
But Serena is also called a legend. Williams found the strength to fully recover and once again took first place in the WTA rankings.
The Williams sisters expected took part in the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. Suddenly, their fans lost in the first round of the tournament a pair of Lucia Safarova and Barbora Strycova. But Serena, unlike the sisters, continues to perform at the Olympic games, leaving fans to hope for a victory.
Serena Williams has managed to succeed not only in sports. She also achieved success as a designer of sports clothing brand «Aneres». The star of world tennis has lucrative contracts with such famous companies as «Reebok», «Puma» and «Nike».
A talented person is talented in everything. The athlete known as an actress. A cinematic biography Serena Williams is 12 kinds of artistic and documentary pictures. Involved first racket of the world and as an actress scoring. Her voice saying the cartoon «Avatar: the last airbender» and «Legend of Korra».
Personal life Serena Williams is also saturated. She had Affairs with several famous representatives of American show business and athletes. On hearing her connection with the famous football player Bryant McKinney. After we broke Serena dated actor Jackie long.
Now, if to trust messages of mass-media, the name Williams is closely associated with the owner of the tennis Academy and businessman Patrick Mouratoglou. It is noteworthy that earlier African-American, said he can’t imagine himself with a man whose skin color is lighter than hers. But Patrick is ethnic Greek. May Serena Williams changed her mind about relations with the opposite sex.