Serena Williams

Serena Williams

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Serena Williams is ranked number one in women’s single tennis. She works very hard for all the things that she has, and all the things that she does helps her family’s future. Serena’s first professional event was at the age of 14, September of 1995. She did not play a tournament in 1996, but the next  year, she lost in the qualifying rounds of three tournaments, before winning her first main-draw match in November at the Ameritech Cup Chicago. Ranked world No. 304, she upset world No. 7 Mary Pierce and world No. 4 Monica Seles, recording her first career wins over top 10 players and becoming the lowest-ranked player in the open era to defeat two top 10 opponents in one tournament. She lost in the semifinals to world No. 5 Lindsay Davenport, but finished 1997 ranked world No. 99. Serena began 1998 at the Medibank International Sydney.

As a qualifier ranked world No. 96, she defeated world No. 3 Davenport in the quarterfinals, before losing to Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the semifinals. Serena made her debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open, where she defeated sixth-seeded Irina Spîrlea in the first round, before losing to sister Venus in the second round in the sisters’ first professional match.

Serena started at a very young age playing tennis as you can see from all her accomplishments. It’s not easy giving up on the things that you want to do as a teenager of an adult, but I would like to think that when she does retire the racquet that her life will be full of fun and adventure where she can find herself and what she likes to do.