Serena Williams is one of the most successful tennis players in the history of sports. Williams is known for her undeniable dedication and ability to burn the candle on both ends. The worldwide sensation won several Olympic Gold medals and many other awards. However, there is much more that you probably did not know about this incredible athlete. In this post, we’ve compiled the first part of 25 amazing facts about Serena Williams.

Number 1

Serena has 4 sisters. Her older and famous sibling, Venus Williams, is just 15 months older than Selena. Both ladies love and respect each other.

Number 2

Williams began playing tennis at the age of 5 on the courts of Compton, California. As a child, Serena faced a lot of stress. The neighborhood where she played tennis was known for its gun fires and high crime rates.

Number 3

Serena Williams was homeschooled. Her parents made the decision in order to maximize the amount of time she could spend practicing tennis.

Number 4

It’s hard to believe, but Serena is a Jehovah’s Witness. Yeah, she is one of those people who wakes you up on Saturday morning and asks you to participate in church.

Number 5

On January 28th of 2017, Serena had to play face-to-face with her older sister for the second time. The first time that the Williams sisters played each other was in 1999. It was the first time in the history of tennis since 1884 when two sisters had to face each other in a pro event.

FYI: Serena won the game in 2017. Venus Williams won the match back in 1999.

Number 6

Serena Williams is a proud winner of the Grand Slam Pro tennis tournament. She is the first African-American lady who managed to get an award following Althea Gibson in 1958.

Number 7

The 2001 movie, “Black Knight,” cut scenes of Serena Williams.