Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player.

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For 319 weeks, she held the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles world No. 1 ranking.

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Including a combined record of 186 consecutive weeks, and finished as No. 1 at the end of the year five times.

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She has won the most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era and the second most times (after Margaret Court's 24).

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According to Forbes, Williams has a net worth of $260 million as of 2022. She has the world's 90th-highest net worth among self-made women.

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Williams was raised in Compton, California. His family included his parents, a nurse named Orken Price

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And a security guard named Richard Williams, as well as his older sister, Venus Williams. Price also had three daughters from a previous marriage.

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While both Serena and Venus Williams' parents encouraged her to play tennis, it was Richard Williams who primarily taught her the sport 

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Taking both girls to public courts in the area. He was known to be a strict coach, and the sisters had to work long hours for him.

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The family relocated to Florida in 1991 so that Serena and Venus Williams could attend a tennis academy.

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Serena Williams currently lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States

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