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Serena Williams

Birthdate: 9/26/1981

Height: 5'9'' (175 cm)
Weight: 59 kg
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens,Florida,USA
Plays: Right-handed
Turned Pro: 1995.9

Career Review
Singles Record: 270 - 51
Singles Titles: 24
Double Titles: 11
Prize Money: $13,579,117

Singles Career Titles (24)
1999 - US Open, Paris [Indoors], Indian Wells, Los Angeles, Grand Slam Cup
2000 - Hannover, Los Angeles, Tokyo [Princess Cup]
2001 - Season-Ending Championships; Indian Wells, Canadian Open
2002 - Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open,Miami, Scottsdale, Rome, Tokyo [Princess Cup], Leipzig
2003 - Australian Open, Paris [Indoors], Miami,Wimbledon
2004 - Miami

Doubles Career Titles (11)
1998 - Oklahoma City (w/V. Williams), Zurich (w/V. Williams)
1999 - Roland Garros (w/V. Williams), US Open (w/V. Williams), Hannover (w/V. Williams)
2000 - Wimbledon (w/V. Williams), Olympics (w/V. Williams)
2001 - Australian Open (w/V. Williams)
2002 - Wimbledon (w/V. Williams), Leipzig (w/Stevenson)
2003 - Australian Open (w/V. Williams)

Mixed Doubles Career Titles (2):
1998 - Wimbledon (w/Mirnyi), US Open (w/Mirnyi)

2004 Highhts
Withdrew from Doha due to flu; as top seed with a 1r bye, using a SR of No. 2 and competing in first tournament since 2003 Wimbledon (due to August 1 knee surgery), dropped only one set en route to third consecutive Miami singles title (d. No. 8 Dementieva 61 61 in 50-minute final) to become the first woman in eight years to claim a three-peat (following Graf, 1994-96).

Began playing tennis at age five-and-a-half,Coached by father, Richard Williams, and mother, Oracene Price (coach/advisor); trainer is Kerrie Brooks; previously coached by Rick Macci for one-and-a-half years.makes numerous appearances at schools, and for charitable and community organizations, particularly those which target programs for at-risk youth.Interested in fashion and acting: included among fashion trendsetters in the October 21, 2002 issue of People magazine;Favorite author is Maya Angelou...Hobbies are watching movies and football, reading, acting, talking on the phone, and spending time with family and friends Self-described as very humorous with a great personality...Favorite place to visit is Italy...Likes to listen to Mariah Carey and Brandy...Debuted a custom-designed Nike apparel line on May 22 in Paris.

(chinaopen.cn September 10, 2004)

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