Serena Williams is just as fun a character off the court as she is on it. The American was always a crowd favorite during her playing days and loved to interact with them. Williams has been playing tennis since the age of four and soon went on to conquer the tennis world. Now, post-retirement, the American has ventured into business and handles her own brand. This is just one of the many interesting facts about the great Serena Williams.
Serena Williams and her rapid rise to fame
Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams competed in the French Open doubles in 1999. The duo won the tournament as a teenage duo to everyone’s surprise. However, Serena Williams was just getting started. The American burst into the scene as a 17-year-old, winning the US Open title at the singles tournament in the same year, 1999. This was the first of 24 women’s singles Grand Slam titles won by the American superstar.
Serena Williams featured in a music video
Williams featured with Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington, and Kanye West in Common’s 2007 music video. Rapper Common asked a star studded lineup to feature in his music video, “I Want You.” Serena Williams obliged and took part in it, taking the tennis community by storm.She also appeared in Beyonce’s video album Lemonade in 2016. She can be seen in the music video for “Sorry” with a number of other well-known women.
“Serena Slam” is a special term to describe Serena Williams’ accomplishment of winning the Grand Slam of tennis four times in a row. In 2002–2003, Williams won the French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, and Australian Open back-to-back. She repeated this historic achievement in 2014. The American achieved a “Calendar-year Grand Slam” in 2015 when she won all four Grand Slams in a single year.
Serena Williams’ movie appearances
Serena has had a number of well-known roles in TV series, movies, and commercials over the years. The American has appeared in an episode in Sabrina: the Teenage Witch where she played herself, and an appearance in Avatar: The Last Airbender where she provided the voice of Meng. Also, Serena starred as herself in the 2009 comedy Pink Panther 2.
Williams has helped build a school for poor