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Serena Williams Dress 2011


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                               SERENA WILLIAMS

       My famous person for the month of September is Serena Williams. She
has a successful career as a designer, tennis player, and an actress. As a tennis
player, I saw her playing tennis once on TV. She was so good. I also found out
that she has a sister , who is also a tennis player.
       Serena Jameka Williams was born on September 28, 1981 in Saginaw,
Michigan, USA. When she and four sisters were young, their parents, Richard, a
security agency owner and a tennis coach, and Oracene (also called Brandy), a
nurse, lived in Los Angeles suburb of Compton. Her father dreamed of having at
least one of his daughters a tennis superstar, hoping that involvement in sports
would give them opportunity for better life.
       Williams is a designer, tennis player, and an actress. Williams is known for
her unusual and colourful outfits on court. In 2002, Williams created an on-court
stir when she wore a leather-looking catsuit at the US Open. Again at the US
Open, in 2004, Williams wore denim skirts and boots. Williams had a special line
at Puma and has a current one at Nike.
       She won seven Grand Slam tournaments including 1999 and 2002 U.S.
Open, 2002 French Open, 2002 and 2003 Wimbledon, the 2003 and 2005
Australian Open; won six Grand Slam doubles tournaments including 1999 U.S.
Open, 1999 French Open, 2000 and 2002 Wimbledon, and the 2001 and 2003
Australian Open; won WTA Championship, 2001; won Olympic gold medal for
doubles tennis, 2000 WTA number one ranked player in the world, July 8, 2002 –
August 10, 2003; Female athlete of the Year, Associated Press, 2003; ESPY for
female tennis player of the year and female athlete of the year, 2003;
Sportswoman of the Year, Laureus World Sports Academy.
       As an actress, she appears on TV with her sister, Venus Williams.
       Serena Williams and her sister, Venus, became stars of women’s tennis in
the late 1900s. The sisters were African-Americans, then a rarity in pro tennis,
and quickly became known for their powerful games and flashy outfits. Like Tiger
Woods, Serena and Venus were child prodigies who began playing their chosen

game before kindergarten. Serena is a year younger than Venus and (at 5’10”)
about three inches shorter, but she was the first sister to win a major tournament
by claiming the singles title at the 1999 US Open. Serena went on to become the
dominant women’s tennis player of the early 2000s; in 2000-2003, she won the
”Serena Slam” by holding all four grand slam titles at once: the 2002 French
Open, Wimbledon and US Open titles, and the 2003 Australian Open. Her other
major titles are Wimbledon in 2003 and the Australian Open in 2005 and 2007.
      I chose Serena Williams as my famous person because my dad always
watch tennis. He told me that Serena Williams is a good tennis player. So I find it
interesting because this is my chance to know more about Serena Williams.

Websites that I used:
http://gale.cengage.com/free_resources/bhm/bio/williams s.htm

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