Serena Williams may have had many highs and lows in her career, but did you know she is a college graduate. Here are 10 Interesting Facts about Serena Williams, who has won a record-breaking 23 Grand Slams.
(1) Serena Willaims was homeschooled along with her sister
Serena Williams, along with her Venus Williams was homeschooled. Their father homeschooled them from elementary through high school. The sisters were homeschooled so they could spare more time to practice tennis. This decision paved the way for their success in tennis.
(2) Serena Williams is a college graduate
Another interesting fact about this American Tennis Player is that she attended fashion school at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She attended a fashion school from 2000 to 2003, but that didn’t let her passion for tennis die.
(3) Serena won the U.S. Open at the age of 17
Serena Willaims won the US Open at the young age of 17 in 1999 by defeating Martina Hingis. That was her first major title in her illustrious career of 23 Grand Slams. She then went on to win six more US Open titles.
(4) Serena Williams has a huge family
Serena Williams has a huge family, as she is the youngest of the three half-sisters and even has an older sister Venus who is a tennis prodigy like her. She is a part of a very tight-knit family that still supports her tennis. Many people claim her Dad is the villain, but she has mentioned how he was supportive of her in many reports.
(5) Serena has her clothing line named Serena
Serena put her fashion degree to use when she started her clothing line called Serena in 2018. Serena has also described that her clothing line was for confident women. She even mentioned how opening a clothing line was always a dream of hers.
(6) Serena is amongst the highest-paid athletes in the world
Serena Williams has been among the highest-paid female athletes. She has been on this list for almost two decades and is known for giving back. She has donated a lot of her money to various causes and charities.
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(7) Donated a lot of money to build schools in Jamaica
Serena Williams donated a lot of money to help build schools in Jamaica and Africa. She was the co-founder of the Serena Williams Secondary School in Kenya, which opened in November 2008.
(8) Serena Willaims has won Four Olympic medals
Serena Williams is one of the most famous female tennis players in history. But she has not only won Four Olympics medals but has also won 36 Major titles and 23 Grand Slam titles. She is the only female tennis player to have won more than $50 million in prize money.
(9) Serena Williams follows a vegan diet
Serena Willaims follows a primarily vegan diet. During the off-season, the tennis titan relaxes her diet to include protein and cheat day favourites, but Williams sticks to a plant-based diet while training and competing.
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(10) Serena even has a Grand Slam term named after her
Williams has won four grand slams from the 2002 French Open to the 2003 Australian Open. Serena is a type of grand slam in tennis, where a player is the reigning champion of all the major tournaments at the same time, but not all the tournaments have occurred in the same tennis calendar year.
Serena Willaims may not be in the form right now, but she might bounce back at any time. But she has for sure inspired many young girls across the world.
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