Know About Serena Williams; Age, Husband, Net Worth, Daughter, Sister

Published Date: 28 May, 2019 Updated date: 28 May, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Apart from a high career incline, Serena Williams, age 37 had a fair share of personal life ups and downs. From her sister’s murder to her first and only child delivery complications, she had to go through various hardships.

Serena Williams is No.1 player in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). The eight-time Wimbledon and four Australian Open title holder have the most Grand Slam trophies in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined to any tennis athletes.

Serena Williams Bio & Family

The tennis star was born as Serena Jameka Williams on 26 September 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. She is the youngest child of parents, Oracene Price and Richard Williams and has another sister named Venus Price. Her other half-sisters are Yetunde, Lyndrea, and Isha Price and two half-brothers named Ronner and Richard Williams III. Her sister, Venus Williams is just a year older to her, born on 17 June 1980 and plays professional tennis. Back in 2011, Venus was diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease.

She was home-schooled along with her sister, Venus by their dad. The athlete stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) and weighs around 84 kg.

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Career & Net Worth

The 37-year-old has a soaring net worth of $180 million after turning pro since October 1995. In 2009, she became the highest-earning athlete with $6,545,586 in a single year and was also the Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press. Likewise, after winning her 11th title of 2013, Serena won over $10 million in a season making her paycheck to be $12,385,572.

Serena Williams winning the 2015 Wimbledon (Picture: Fortune)

According to the 2017 reports of Forbes, her career prize money of $84 million is more than two times besides any female players.

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What Does Serena’s Husband Do?

Serena and her husband Alexis Kerry Ohanian are married since 16 November 2017. Alex is the co-founder of Reddit who met Serena in May 2015 at the Cavalieri Hotel in Rome. Almost one and half-year of dating, they finally went to exchange engagement ring in mid-December 2016 after her husband booked the same room in the Cavalieri Hotel and proposed her.

Two months before their marriage, she and her then-fiance, Alexis delivered their first child. A daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. was born on 1 September 2017 at a hospital in Palm Beach, Florida. During the time, she had delivery difficulties as a result of cesarean-section complications.


Serena Williams family post on 12 May 2019 (Picture: Serena’s Instagram)

As if for now, the baby is healthy and loves sharing her multiple pictures along with her husband, Alexis.

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Some Interesting Facts About Serena Williams

  • Serena’s father, Richard (b. 16 February 1942) is a former tennis coach. His first marriage was Betty Johnson in 1965 that fizzled with divorce in 1973.
  • Richard then married Serena’s mother, Oracene Price; the 1970 graduate of Buena Vista High School in 1979. Sadly, the pair went for a divorce in 2002.
  • Her father’s third marriage is with Lakeisha Graham, who is just a year older to his daughter, Venus. Likewise, Serena’s mother also walked the aisle for the second with a man named Yusef Rasheed, who has already passed.
  • Serena won 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2016 Wimbledon and 2001, 2003, 2009 and 2010 Australian Open.
  • Her sister, Yetunda Price, was murdered in a shooting in 2003 in Crompton. Later, it was revealed a Crompton gang member, Robert Edward Maxfield involved in the murder who was sentenced to 15 years on 6 April 2006.
  • Serena’s older sibling, Venus is the recipient of the 25th-best player in 40 years recognition by Tennis magazine. Not just that, she became the “100 Greatest Tennis Players of All Time” in 2012.
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