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Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American former professional tennis player. Widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, she was ranked world No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for 319 weeks, including a joint-record 186 consecutive weeks, and finished as the year-end No. 1 five times. She won 23 Grand Slam women's singles titles, the most in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time. She is the only player to accomplish a career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles.Along with her elder sister Venus, Serena Williams was coached by her parents Oracene Price and Richard Williams. Turning professional in 1995, she won her first major singles title at the 1999 US Open. From the 2002 French Open to the 2003 Australian Open, she was dominant, winning all four major singles titles (each time over Venus in the final) to achieve a non-calendar year Grand Slam and the career Grand Slam, known as the 'Serena Slam'. The next few years saw her claim two more singles majors, but suffer from injury and decline in form. Beginning in 2007, however, she gradually returned to form despite continued injuries, retaking the world No. 1 singles ranking. Beginning at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, Williams returned to dominance, claiming Olympic gold (completing the Career Golden Slam in singles) and winning eight out of thirteen singles majors, including all four in a row from 2014–15 to achieve a second "Serena Slam". At the 2017 Australian Open, she won her 23rd major singles title, surpassing Steffi Graf's Open Era record. She then took a break from professional tennis after becoming pregnant and reached four major finals upon returning to play. In August 2022, Williams announced her impending "evolution" away from professional tennis and played what was expected to be her final match at the 2022 US Open.Williams also won 14 major women's doubles titles, all with her sister Venus, and the pair was unbeaten in major doubles finals (the best unbeaten record in major finals in any discipline of the sport). The pair achieved a non-calendar year Grand Slam between the 2009 Wimbledon Championships and the 2010 French Open, which granted the sisters the doubles world No. 1 ranking. Serena won four Olympic gold medals, three in women's doubles—an all-time joint record in tennis, shared with her sister. The duo are the only women in the Open Era to win Olympic gold in both singles and doubles. She also won two major mixed doubles titles, both in 1998. She is the only singles player, male or female, to complete three Career Golden Slams – one in women's singles and two in same-sex doubles.The arrival of the Williams sisters has been credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism on the women's professional tennis tour. Serena holds a combined 39 major titles: 23 in singles, 14 in women's doubles, and two in mixed doubles. She is joint-third on the all-time list and second in the Open Era for total major titles. She is the most recent woman to simultaneously hold all four major singles titles (2002–03 and 2014–15), and the most recent woman to win the Surface Slam (major titles on hard, clay and grass courts in the same calendar year), doing so in 2015. She is also, with Venus, the most recent player to have simultaneously held all four major women's doubles titles (2009–10). Williams was the world's highest paid woman athlete in 2016, earning almost $29 million. She repeated this feat in 2017 when she was the only woman on Forbes' list of the 100 highest-paid athletes, with $27 million in prize money and endorsements. She won the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award a record four times (2003, 2010, 2016, 2018), and in December 2015 was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine. She is the highest-earning woman athlete of all time. Early life Williams was born on September 26, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan, to Oracene Price and Richard Williams. She is the youngest of Price's five daughters: half-sisters Yetunde, Lyndrea, and Isha Price, and full older sister Venus. She also has at least seven paternal half-siblings. When the children were young, the family moved to Compton, California, where she started playing tennis at the age of four. Her father home-schooled her and her sister, Venus. While he and subsequently her mother have been their official coaches, her other mentors have included Richard Williams, a Compton man who shared her father's name and subsequently founded The Venus and Serena Williams Tennis Tutorial Academy. When Williams was nine, she and her family moved from Compton to West Palm Beach, Florida so she could attend the tennis academy of Rick Macci, who provided her with additional coaching. Macci did not always agree with Williams's father, but respected that "he treated his daughters like kids, allowed them to be little girls". Richard stopped sending his daughters to national junior tennis tournaments when Williams was 10, as he wanted them to "go slowly" and focus on school work. Experiences of racism also influenced this decision, as he had heard white parents talk about the Williams sisters in a derogatory manner during tournaments. At that time, Williams had a 46–3 record on the United States Tennis Association junior tour and was ranked No. 1 among under-10 players in Florida. In 1995, when Williams was in the ninth grade, her father pulled his daughters out of Macci's academy and took over all coaching at their home. When asked in 2000 whether it would have been more beneficial for them to have followed the normal path of playing regularly on the junior circuit, Williams responded, "Everyone does different things. I think for Venus and I, we just attempted a different road, and it worked for us." Professional career 1995–1998: Professional debut Williams' parents wanted their daughter to wait until she was 16 to participate in professional tournaments. In 1995, just after turning 14, Williams planned to make her professional debut as a wild-card entry in the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland, California, but was denied by the WTA owing to their age-eligibility restrictions. She subsequently filed an antitrust lawsuit against the women's tour, but withdrew it at her parents' request. Her first professional event was in October 1995 at the Bell Challenge in Quebec, where she used a wild-card entry to circumvent age-eligibility rules. She lost in the first qualifying round to then 18-year-old American Annie Miller, winning just two games.Williams did not play a tournament in 1996. 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 No. 304, she upset No. 7 Mary Pierce, and 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 u.... Discover the Serena Bell popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Serena Bell books.

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  • Wilder at Last synopsis, comments

    Wilder at Last

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    Falling for my frenemy? Out of the question.  Easton: For as long as I can remember, I’ve been giving Hanna a hard timeand she’s been giving it right back. So we’re both shoc...

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    The Under One Roof Collection

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    Jack: tough, cocky, and irreverent. Chase: boynextdoor, charming, and fun. Sawyer: dark, tall, and brooding. They couldn’t be more different, but they have something...

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    Wilder With You

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    Who knew pretending could be so hot?  Clark: It started as a joke. After all, I’d never pretend to date a woman just to get my mom and sister off my back.  I would, howev...

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    Hott Take

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    The hard part isn’t acting like we’re falling for each other. It’s pretending we’re not.   My grandfather’s will has me between a rock and a Hott place. If I don’t sco...

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    Turn Up the Heat

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    Two strangers. An impulsive encounter. A longing that can't be tamed... Lily McKee is pretty sure sleeping with the grim, gorgeous stranger who frequents the diner where she works ...

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    Make Me Wilder

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    She's a city girl. I'm a mountain man. This shouldn't work. So why can't I stay away?Gabe: I promised my dad I’d take care of the Wilder family adventure business, including my row...

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    Walk on the Wilder Side

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    His best friend’s sister is rocking his boat. In the best way possible. Brody: What’s a bad boy doing hosting a book club on his boat? Excellent question. All I can tell you is, it...

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    So True

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    A passionate first love. A deep betrayal. One last chance to make it right. Jax Walker left Chiara Campbell behind without a word, but he’s never forgotten how it felt to love that...

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    Head Over Heels

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    Single dad seeks nanny. Benefits are … mindblowing. My best friend, Liv, is leaving town. No surprise there: She’s never stayed in one place more than a few years, and it’s past t...

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    Holding Out

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    She wants him to be her first. He’s willing to help her out. Only now he can’t stop wanting more.The answer has to be no, of course. No way Griff Ambrose is going to help Becca Dra...

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    After Midnight

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    Two strangers. A midnight kiss. It’s just like a fairy tale … if they can find their way to happily ever after … When Miles Shepard sees gorgeous Nora Hart across a crowded room on...

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    A Little Wilder

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    What happened in Vegas? Definitely didn’t stay in Vegas.  Gabe’s the oldest. Brody’s the bad boy. Clark’s the strong, silent warrior. Amanda’s the girl. And Eastonwell, Easto...

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    Hott Shot

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    Beauty salon… and the BeastQuinn: Working at the family wedding resort wasn’t exactly on my Bingo card. But it’s the only way for my siblings and me to get our grandfather’s inheri...

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    So Close

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    The inn is her life. He needs to tear it down.  Auburn Campbell loves Beachcrest Inn. Working there saved her sanity as a teenager and got her back on her feet after a control...

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    Do Over

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    I’ve gotten a do over... And I’m determined not to screw it up. I’m a tough guy. I’m a whiz with power tools, earned my hard hat and work boots the legit way, and can throw a foot...

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    That one night stand? It was just the beginning…   My new neighbor, Elle, is everything I avoid. Chatty, sunshiney, and determined that since our kids are brandnew BFFs,...

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    Hold On Tight

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    A military hero with scars. The son he never knew he had. And the woman he could never forget. Mira Shipley is far from home, raising her son on her ownand the babysitter has just...

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    To Have and to Hold

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    He doesn’t remember her. She cherishes every moment of their time together. Is there any hope for a second chance? Hunter Cross has lost a year. A head injury during his last dep...

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    The Returning Home Collection

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    Four military heroes. Four steamy, emotional contemporary romances. Four chances to fall in love.  Hold On Tight  Mira Shipley is raising her son by herself far from fam...