Despite being knocked out of the First Round of Wimbledon last night, her status as Tennis’ GOAT cannot be questioned.
23 Grand Slam Singles trophies, 4 Olympic Gold Medals and an Oscar winning movie made about her rise to stardom, how many people can say they’ve achieved all this?
The answer is just 1, Serena.
How much do you truly know about this sporting icon?
We’ve put together a list of 10 things you may not have known about Serena Williams for you to rattle off to your doubles partner at your next social hit.
1. She is the highest-earning woman athlete of all time.
With a very cool $94.5 Million US in prize money combined with monster endorsements from brands such as Nike, Gatorade and Aston Martin. Williams’ success is not just on the court it’s in her bank account too.
She’s been able to use that large purse to contribute a lot of good and give back to the community.
Her charity work helps domestic abuse suffers, schools across the world and underprivileged youth in her hometown of Compton, California.
2. Williams Is A Part Owner Of The Miami Dolphins
Back in 2009, Serena and her sister Venus became part owners in the NFL Franchise.
They became the first African-American females to hold ownership of an NFL Franchise and can often be spotted at games when they are not on the court.
Hopefully the Dolphins can find some of that winning culture that the Williams sisters are so well known for.
3. She’s Played Tennis Her Entire Life
And we really mean that.
Her father Richard (played by Will Smith in the biopic), started coaching her at the age of 3.
She was home schooled growing up and turned pro at the age of 14 and won her first professional title with her Sister Venus in when they were just teenagers.
4. She Is Fluent In French
The three time French Open champion is fluent in the language and will do her on court interviews at the French Open in French.
5. An Ambassador For Good
Using her fame and influence for the greater good.
Serena became a UNICEF International goodwill ambassador back in 2011 and has travelled to Ghana to donate mosquito nets and vaccinations to protect children from Malaria.
6. She’s Married To A Redditor
No just any Redditor, the cofounder of “The Frontpage of the Internet” Alexis Ohanian.
The pair got married in November 2017 with a very star studded guest list that included Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Anna Wintour.
7. She Has Quite The IMDB Profile
Dipping her toes into the world of film and television.
Williams has guest starred on episodes of Law & Order, ER, My Wife and Kids and has the honour of appearing as herself on an episode of The Simpsons.
8. She Was Born In Michigan
While many people know that she grew up in Compton, California.
A notoriously dangerous neighbor that has produced a lot of famous personalities such as the hip hop group NWA & Kendrick, Serena was actually born in Saginaw, Michigan and moved to Compton when she was a baby.
9. She Has A Grand Slam Term Named After Her
The “Serena Slam” is won when a player is the reigning champion of all four major tournaments but not all tournament were in the same season.
Serena first did this when she held the 2002 French Open, Wimbledon & US Open trophies as well as the 2003 Australian Open trophy.
She has done this twice in her career.
10. She Won The Australian Open While Pregnant
Just after their November 2017 wedding. Serena won the Australian Open and her 23rd Grand Slam title, edging out legend Steffi Graf for the most titles in the proffesional era.
What made this feat even more spectacular is that she did it while 8 weeks pregnant with her first daughter Olympia who was born later that year.