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Serena Williams was born on September 26, 1981, in Saginaw Michigan and is the youngest of five sisters: Lyndrea, Isha, Yetunde, and Venus. Her parents, Richard and Oracene, later relocated to Los Angeles, and the girls grew up in Compton, a rough L.A. suburb.

It was Richard Williams -- now coach and manager of Serena and Venus -- who first introduced young Serena to the sport when he motivated her to start taking lessons at an early age. She began her training in neighborhood courts, where her talent for the sport quickly made its presence known.
Grand Slam singles finals

[edit] Wins (8)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1999 U.S. Open Flag of Switzerland Martina Hingis 6-3, 7-6
2002 French Open Flag of United States Venus Williams 7-5, 6-3
2002 Wimbledon Flag of United States Venus Williams 7-6, 6-3
2002 U.S. Open (2) Flag of United States Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3
2003 Australian Open Flag of United States Venus Williams 7-6, 3-6, 6-4
2003 Wimbledon (2) Flag of United States Venus Williams 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
2005 Australian Open (2) Flag of United States Lindsay Davenport 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
2007 Australian Open (3) Flag of Russia Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-2