Serena Williams, who was born on 26 September 1981, Saginaw, Michigan, US, is an American tennis player who revolutionized women’s tennis. With her powerful style of play she won more Grand Slam singles titles as opposed to any other woman or man in the open era.
Her Early Life
Williams grew up in Compton, California. Her family included her parents — Oracene Price, a nurse, and Richard Williams, who established a security service — and Venus Williams, her older sister. Also, Price had three daughters from a previous marriage. While both parents motivated Serena and Venus Williams to play the game, it was Richard Williams who mainly taught them how to play the sport, taking his two girls to the public tennis courts in the area. Richard was known to be a strict coach, and the sisters spent long hours practising.
In 1991 the family moved on to Florida so that Serena and Venus Williams were able to attend a tennis academy. Serena Williams turned professional in 1995, a year after her older sister. Having very powerful serves, ground strokes and superb athleticism, they quickly attracted much attention.
Many people expected that Venus would be the first Williams sibling to bag a Grand Slam singles title. However it was Serena who achieved the feat, winning the 1999 US. Open. At that tournament the sisters netted the doubles event, and, during their careers, the two joined forces for 14 Grand Slam doubles titles taking home wins that rivals those you can claim at an online gambling casino.
How To Nurture Serena Williams’ Tennis Mindset
Serena looks to keep bettering herself with her accomplishments – and her attitude of a champion translates from sports to every single part of life. Here are six ways that you are able to cultivate a winning mindset like Serena, even if you’re not the tennis GOAT or Greatest of All Time:
1. Build winning routines
2. Change the rules in order to reflect today’s reality, not yesterday’s
3. Own what makes you (and others) great
4. Diversify, diversify, diversify
5. Know that winning isn’t everything, even as you keep winning
6. Understand why you are the way that you are
In December 2016, Serena Williams got engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. On 16 November 2017 Williams and Ohanian were married at the Contemporary Arts Center situated in New Orleans, Louisiana. Serena wore a breath taking Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress. The list of celebrity guests attending included Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian West and Eva Longoria.
In April 2017, Williams implied that she was pregnant in a post on Snapchat that showed her baby bump with the caption “20 weeks,” although the posting was deleted a few minutes later.
Williams was really pregnant, and she gave birth to their daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr in 2017. The tennis legend posted a photo with Alexis on Instagram and then published the journey of her pregnancy in a video that was posted on her website and on the social media channel, YouTube.