Serena Williams accompanied by her father Richard, watches the Women's Singles quarterfinal between her sister Venus and Switzerland's Martina Hingis on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, Tuesday, July 4, 2000. Serena had already reached the semifinals, by beating Lisa Raymond. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin) ORG XMIT: XWIM125
Venus and Serena Williams. From the very beginning they faced hate and ridicule on the courts and in the stands, from AMERICANS! Their father was called an uneducated buffoon and they were referred to as "ghetto" because they came from Compton, CA. But, in spite of it all they excelled. Venus is "The Queen of Wimbledon" and Serena is, and has been, number one in the world. Between them they have 34 grand slams. Bravo, Williams Sisters!!
Tennis Genius. "The American Tennis Association: the first person to be inducted into the Hall of Fame will be Richard Williams, father/coach of Venus and Serena Williams...who have been consistently at the top of the tennis field, with Serena billed as the number one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Both are Olympians and Grand Slam champions." grio.com Photo:cdn.tennis.com uploads img 2015 07 04 1404291128412933065_o article.jpg
Serena Williams, born September 26, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan, began playing tennis early, enduring daily two-hour practices with her father at age three. In 1995, Serena turned pro, and, along with her sister Venus, enjoyed a run of high-profile victories. In 2009, Serena was fined and placed on probation for allegedly threatening a lineswoman, but is doing her best to move past the incident.