From the courts

Sep 25, 2013, 22:08 IST | The Centrestage Team

Serena Jameka Williams is no stranger in the world of tennis. On her birthday today, CS shares some interesting trivia about the tennis player

>> Serena won the 2000 Olympics doubles competition with her sister Venus.

>> Among her pets was a Yorkshire terrier by the name of Petey (named after one of her tennis heroes, Pete Sampras), Jackie the Jack Russell Terrier; and Bambi the pitbull.

>> She is a certified fashion designer and has her own clothing line called Aneres, which is her name spelled backwards.

>> Serena beat her older sister Venus to win the 2002 French Open, 2002 Wimbledon, 2002 US Open and the 2003 Australian Open. By doing so, she joined Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Margaret Court, and Maureen Connolly as the only women to have won four Grand Slam titles in a row.

>> It has been reported that Serena is very frightened by horror movies.

>> She is the only female player to have won over $50 million in prize money.

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