December 9, 2022

Serena Williams, the most famous student from Compton College, has been an inspiration to many. She’s a champion who refused to quit and overcame many obstacles to achieve success against all odds. We take a look at her journey which includes her favorite quotes and some of her best moments throughout her career as one of the greatest athletes to ever live.

Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan on September 26th 1981 before moving with their family when she was three years old. They settled in Compton California where Serena attended Compton College for two years before transferring schools when she was 15-years-old due to bullying by other students because they were jealous that she had won so many tennis tournaments already.

Where does Serena go to college?

After the bullying, Serena transferred schools and attended John McArthur High School in Hollywood California. In her senior year, she was ranked number one in the country before going to play for Stanford University where she would go on to win two NCAA singles championships and four doubles titles with her sister Venus Williams.

Serena is the most famous female tennis player of all time

One of the distinctive qualities of Serena Williams is that she is the most famous female tennis player in the world. Her achievements include twenty-two Grand Slam titles and counting and holding all four major singles titles at Wimbledon, Roland Garros, the U.S Open and Australian Open simultaneously. She was also ranked number one for a record breaking 233 weeks before being knocked off her perch by Naomi Osaka in September this year. The Compton College alumna has also been ranked number one in doubles for a record-equalling 184 weeks. Her other accolades include having won over $84million in prize money so far, having been idolized by many young girls around the world as well as being named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the year.

She has won 23 grand slam singles titles, more than any other player in history

Williams has won 23 grand slam singles titles, more than any other player in history. Her first major title was obtained at the 1999 US Open when she was just 17 years old and ranked world number 77. This cemented her position as a tennis star of the future. Williams also won two grand slam titles in 2002; becoming one of only three players consecutively winning both Australian and French open titles in the same year (Martina Hingis and Justine Henin). Serena would go on to win four consecutive Wimbledon titles from 2003-2007 and three consecutive U.S open titles from 2002-2004 before experiencing a lull in her career; partly due to injuries.

In 2009 Williams returned to former glory with an Australian Open.

She is also one of only four women to have ever held all four major titles at once

Williams is also one of only four women to have ever held all four major singles titles at once; something she was able to do for the first time during January 2017 when she was ranked number one in the world. Apart from her Grand Slam victories, Serena has won nine Wimbledon Singles Championships, seven French Open Singles Championships and five U.S Open Singles Championships. She also holds three Olympic gold medals; having won the singles event every time apart from the 2000 Sydney Games and won a gold and silver medal in doubles with sister Venus Williams in Beijing 2008.

She is also one of only four women to have ever held all four major titles at once

Serena’s net worth is $150 million

Williams stands as the wealthiest female athlete of all time, with an estimated net worth of $150 million. She has also been ranked as the 25th most successful athlete ever by ESPN and is considered one of the world’s most famous women.

Williams has been awarded over $8 million in prize money and her sponsors include Nike, Wilson and Beats by Dre.

She is arguably the greatest player to ever grace a tennis court

Serena Williams is arguably the greatest player to ever grace a tennis court. Her perseverance has set her apart from her contemporaries and she will go down in history as one of the greatest athletes to live.

Conclusion

Serena Williams is arguably the greatest player to ever grace a tennis court. Her perseverance has set her apart from her contemporaries and she will go down in history as one of the greatest athletes to live.

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