Serena Jameka Williams (b. Sep 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. The Women's Tennis Association has ranked her World No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and regained this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013, becoming the oldest world no. 1 player in WTA's history. She is the only female player to have won over $50 million in prize money. Williams is the reigning French Open, US Open, WTA Tour Championships and Olympic ladies singles champion.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Williams holds the most major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles combined amongst active players, male or female. She is the only player to have achieved a Career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles. Her record of 39 Grand Slam titles put her third on the all-time list: 23 in singles, 14 in women's doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles. She is the most recent player, male or female, to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously ('02–'03) and only the fifth woman ever to do so. Her total of 23 Grand Slam singles titles is second all-time behind only Margaret Court ((24), and most in the open era. She has won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles with her sister Venus Williams and the pair are unbeaten in Grand Slam finals. Serena Williams is also a five-time winner of the WTA Tour Championships. Williams is only one of five tennis players all-time to win a multiple slam set in two disciplines, matching , Roy Emerson, Martina Navratilova and Frank Sedgman. The arrival of Venus and Serena Williams has been credited with launching a new era of power and athleticism in women's tennis.Williams has won four Olympic gold medals, one in women's singles and three in women's doubles, an all-time record shared with her sister Venus. She has won the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award three times (2003, 2010, 2016), and in December 2015, she was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine.
Williams announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on December 29, 2016 On April 19, 2017, Williams posted a sideways picture of herself on Snapchat focused on her belly. It had the caption "20 weeks," sparking speculation that Williams is pregnant. Later that evening, her spokesperson confirmed that the couple are expecting. The fact that she was 20 weeks pregnant when announcing her pregnancy, meant that she was pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January.
Her last confirmed weight was 230 pounds was at the 2017 Australian Open.