Photos: Serena Williams' journey from sexy bikinis to baby bump

Sep 26, 2018, 13:30 IST
  • Photos: Serena Williams' journey from sexy bikinis to baby bump

    Born on September 26, 1981, Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on July 8, 2002. On her sixth occasion, she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf for the most consecutive weeks as No. 1 by a female tennis player. In total, she has been No. 1 for 319 weeks, which ranks third in the "Open Era" among female players behind Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova (Pics/ Serena Williams' Instagram)

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    Serena Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan, to Oracene Price and Richard Williams, and is the youngest of Price's five daughters: half-sisters Yetunde, Lyndrea, and Isha Price, and full older sister Venus. She also has seven half-siblings from her father. When the children were young, the family moved to Compton, California, where Serena Williams started playing tennis at the age of three. Her father home-schooled Serena and her sister, Venus. While he and subsequently her mother have been the official coaches, other mentors who helped her learn the game included Richard Williams, a Compton man who shared her father's name and would go on to found The Venus and Serena Williams Tennis/Tutorial Academy

     

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    Serena Williams total of 23 Grand Slam singles titles marks the record for the most Grand Slam wins by a tennis player in the Open Era, and is second on the all-time list behind Margaret Court. She is also the only tennis player to have won ten Grand Slam singles titles in two separate decades. She has won an all-time record of 13 Grand Slam singles titles on hard court. Williams holds the Open Era record for most titles won at the Australian Open and shares the Open Era record for most titles won at the US Open with Chris Evert (6). She also holds the all-time record for the most women's singles matches won at majors with 331 matches

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    Serena Williams' dominance on the tennis court is unparalleled, but she is also known for her controversies and having a short temper on and off court. Recently, she was in the midst of the storm, when Serena broke down during the women's singles final of the US Open against Naomi Osaka, accusing the chair umpire of sexism and cheating. Serena Williams went on to lose the final and failed to mark a remarkable come-back from pregnancy, by winning the US Open 2018 title. Lot of critics, have termed the incident as one of the ugliest on-court spats ever in tennis. 

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    Serena Williams married Alex Ohanian in 2017, Alexis Kerry Ohanian is an American Internet entrepreneur and investor, who is co-founder and executive chairman of the social news website Reddit. He also co-founded the early stage venture capital firm Initialized Capital, helped launch the travel search website Hipmunk, and started the social enterprise Breadpig

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    Serena Williams first announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in December 2016

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    She first sparked off pregnancy rumours when she posted a photo on Snapchat in April 2017

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    Serena Williams gave birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian in September 2017.

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    Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the 2017 Australian Open

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    Recently on her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian's first birthday in September 2018, Serena Williams revealed that she will not celebrate her birthday. Serena Williams said that her family is Jehovah's Witnesses, which is a breakaway sect of Christianity, they do not celebrate religious holidays such as Christmas and Easter, and do not celebrate birthdays either. They believe that these festivals have pagan origins

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    In pic: Serena Williams had shared the first photo of her newborn baby

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    Serena Williams is very confident of her body and loves to post pictures of hers in bikinis. Here she is rocking this black and fluorescent bikini

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    In pic: Another one of Serena's beach bikiniphotos

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    In pic: Serena Williams posing in a pink bikini

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    In pic: Serena Williams in a white swimsuit during a photoshoot

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    In pic: Serena Williams during a shoot

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    In pic: Serena Williams looks spunky in this bikini

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    In pic: Serena Williams smiling away in a black bikini

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    In pic: Serena Williams set the internet on fire showing off her sexy back in this bikini

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    In pic: Serena Williams shows off her cleavage in a black swimsuit

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    In pic: Serena Williams taking a bedroom selfie

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    In pic: Serena Williams often shows off her sexy side in most selfies

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    In pic: Serena Williams shows off some cleavage again in this bedroom photo

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    In pic: Serena Williams shows off a black bikini

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    In pic: Serena Williams takes a hot bathroom selfie

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    In pic: Serena Williams makes the white swimsuit look classy during this photoshoot

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    In pic: Serena Williams sports straight hairdo

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    In pic: Serena Williams' showing off her baby bump in a swimsuit and she is glowing

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    In pic: A pregnant Serena Williams poses for a magazine

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    In pic: Serena Williams shows off her baby bump in this nude photo for a magazine cover

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    In pic: Serena Williams teases in this photoshoot

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    In pic: Serena Williams demonstrates her flexibility by doing a perfect split

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    In pic: Serena in an colourful retro attire

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    In pic: Serena Williams does a perfect split again.. this time upside down

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    In pic: Serena Williams' has an elder sister Venus, who is also a tennis world champion

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    She is the only player to win a career Grand Slam, double Grand Slam and career Golden Slam after age 30

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    Serena Williams has 23 Grand Slam singles titles

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    Serena Williams is the only player to win 10 Grand Slam singles titles in two different decades (2000 to 2009 and 2010 to 2017)

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    In pic: Serena Williams crashed a beach wedding, but the couple were not furious about it

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    Serena Williams is close friends with another tennis star Caroline Wozniacki

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    Serena Williams has also appeared on various TV shows such as 'ER', 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit', 'My Wife and Kids', 'America's Next Top Model', amongst others

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    In pic: Serena Williams looks stunning in this red dress

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    In pic: Serena Williams shows off her figure in a see-through dress

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    In pic: Serena Williams autographs this bikini photo from her earlier days

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About The Gallery

Tennis legend Serena Williams turns a year older today. On her birthday, we take a look at her long journey - a dominant tennis star, sexy bikini photoshoots, marriage, stunning baby bump photos, becoming a mother and post-pregnancy comeback into professional tennis

 

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