Is Serena Williams married? Yes, she is. Her husband’s name is Alexis Ohanian (born on April 24, 1983) who is better known for being an Armenian-American Internet entrepreneur. The couple celebrated their engagement ceremony on December 29, 2016. They planned to move San Francisco after getting married which was held in New Orleans on November 16, 2017. Many established artists attended the wedding ceremony like media personality Kim Kardashian West, singer Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé and British-American journalist Anna Wintour.
She let her followers know about her pregnancy by uploading a sideways picture of herself on Snapchat on April 19, 2017, which include a caption, “20 weeks”. Later, it shocked everyone that she was eight weeks pregnant when she earned the Australian Open in January. Many of the people were thinking that Serena Williams would welcome a son but instead, she gave birth to a beautiful daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. in September 2017, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Talking about her previous relationship, she was also linked with rapper Common. Further, she was also reported to have been in the relationship with her coach Patrick Mouratoglou (born on 8 June 1970) but their affair hasn’t been verified yet. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts of Williams:
Who is Serena Williams?
There may be a limited number of people among the sports-loving people, who wouldn’t know about Williams. She is one of the legendary professional tennis players from the United States. She was born on September 26, 1981, which makes the age of Serena Williams be 39 years old as of 2020.
She has been ranked No. 1 in singles by WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) for eight separate occasions starting from July 8, 2002. To sum up, she has remained in the NO.1 ranking for about 319 weeks. After Graf and Martina Navratilova, Serena is ranked in the third position of the “Open Era.” She is the holder of the most Grand Slam titles among the active players.
Early Life and Education
She was born as Serena Jameka Williams in 1981 and her place of birth is in Saginaw, Michigan, the United States of America. She was born to her parents named Oracene Price (mother) and Richard Williams (father). She is the youngest child to her mother among the five daughters. She has an elder sister named Venus and is blessed with half-sisters named Lyndrea, Yetunde and Isha Price. Talking more about her family, she has more than seven paternal half-siblings. Her family moved to Compton, California, when she was very young.
At the age of four, she started playing tennis and was home-schooled alongside her sister by her father. Her parents were the sister’s official coaches and were also mentored by a man named Richard Williams who shared the sister’ father’s name. At the age of nine, she moved to West Palm Beach, Florida with her family where she was able to attend the tennis academy of Rick Macci.
Williams was able to secure the number one ranking among under-10 players in Florida during which she had a record of 46–3 on the US Tennis Association junior tour. When she was in her ninth grade, she and her sister Venus were pulled out from Macci’s academy by her father in 1995 and after that, the sisters started taking coaching at their own home.
Career and Professional Life
Williams made her professional debut when she was just 14 years old although her parents want her to participate at the age of 16. Her entry was in the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland as a wild-card entry. However, WTA denied her showing the age-eligibility restrictions for which she filed an antitrust lawsuit.
Williams has experienced a successful professional tennis playing career where she is recognized for being the winner of the 14 Grand Slam doubles titles. With her sister Venus, she has become the receiver of the third most women’s doubles Grand Slam titles. Williams has won four Olympic gold medals, three for women’s doubles and one for singles.
This is the all-time record which she has been sharing with her sister. In 2016, she turned as the highest-paid female athlete with earnings of 28 million USD which have influenced rapidly in her total net worth. No doubt, she would be named as one of the all-time female tennis players in the history where she has remained in the No.1 ranking for 319 weeks in her career.
Serena Williams is a married celebrity and her husband is none other than the co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, the son of Anke and Chris Ohanian. They toed their knot in November 2017. Her husband is two years younger in age to Williams. The couple welcomed their first child as a daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
According to reports, Serena suffered from postpartum depression which was announced in August 2018. Talking more about her personal life, she grew up in a Jehovah’s Witness although she didn’t seriously practice it in her childhood days. According to her, Williams never celebrates her birthday because she is Jehovah’s Witness. She is also nicknamed as Momma Smash.
Moving to her body measurements, tennis player Serena has a tall height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.75 cm). The tennis star weighs about 84 kilograms or 185 pounds. She has maintained an appealing body measurement of 40-30-44 inches. She is blessed with a muscular body and is blessed with a dress size of 14 as per the United States measurement. Serena needs the shoe size of 10.
Salary and Net worth
American tennis star Serena Williams has an estimated net worth of 180 million USD. In addition to her sports world, she has also amassed a handsome figure of an amount from her endorsement work where she has worked for McDonald’s in 2002, Double-Mint Gum, Beats by Dre in 2015 and Cadbury’s Oreo in 2009. Serena is the holder of the most Grand Slam titles and made four Olympic gold medals in her account.
Wiki and Facts
Most of the popular wiki sites have provided Serena Williams’ biography including Wikipedia and IMDb. Join her on Twitter @serenawilliams where Serena has amassed more than 10.9 million followers. Similarly, she has garnered more than 10.6 million followers in her Instagram account reachable @serenawilliams. Her Facebook profile is available @SerenaWilliams.