Serena Williams Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


11th September 2015

Fact: Serena Williams' rumoured boyfriend Drake was among the U.S. Open crowdmembers who were left stunned on Friday (11Sep15) when the women's world number one crashed out of the New York tennis championships in a devastating loss to unseeded Italian Roberta Vinci. The American fell to defeat in a three-set thriller, ending the sports star's bid to make history with the first calendar Grand Slam since Steffi Graf achieved the feat in 1988.


11th September 2015

Tweet: "Wow!! What an unreal ending to an unreal season for @serenawilliams at the @usopen today. Who could have predicted??!!" Singer Nick Lachey is surprised by tennis champ Serena Williams' shock exit from the U.S. Open after losing to unseeded Italian Roberta Vinci on Friday (11Sep15).


1st September 2015

Fact: Alec Baldwin, singer Josh Groban and actress Amanda Seyfried were among the stars sitting courtside at the USTA Opening Night Gala to kick off the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York City on Monday evening (31Aug15). The celebrity sports fans watched as reigning women's champ Serena Williams sailed through to the second round after her opponent, Vitalia Diatchenko, bowed out due to injury. Rafael Nadal also emerged victorious, beating 18-year-old Borna Coric in four sets.


13th July 2015

Fact: HARRY POTTER author J.K. Rowling has blasted a Twitter user who claimed 2015 Wimbledon tennis champ Serena Williams is "built like a man" after the writer shared a photo of herself posing with the sportswoman after Saturday's (11Jul15) big win online. Rowling responded, "You're an idiot."


5th May 2014

Tweet: "My deepest prayers, thoughts, concern and love goes out to Elena Baltacha's family. I am deeply sorry for your loss." Tennis ace Serena Williams pays tribute to British player Elena Baltacha, who died on Sunday (04May14) aged 30 after a battle with liver cancer.


9th September 2013

Fact: Tennis champion Serena Williams won her fifth U.S. Open title on Sunday (08Sep13) after triumphing over Victoria Azarenka during a final at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York.


11th June 2013

Fact: Tennis champ Serena Williams has been honoured by bosses at America's Marie Claire magazine for leading a campaign for equal pay in the game. Williams wants men and women to be awarded the same prize money when they win the French Open and Wimbledon tournaments.


23rd March 2013

Fact: Tennis star sisters Venus and Serena Williams have a new baby brother - their father has became a dad again at the age of 71.


10th March 2011

Tweet: "Hey guys! I am better each day. I'm so in love with my fans and friends! My family too! I'm beyond blessed to have so much love around me!" Tennis ace Serena Williams thanks her devotees for their support after she underwent emergency surgery for a haematoma last month (Feb11).


6th July 2010

Quote: "I'm super-curvy. I have big boobs and this massive butt. (Venus is) tall and she's like a model and she fits everything. I was growing up, wanting to be her, wanting to look like her, and I was always fitting in her clothes, but then one day I couldn't. I was 23 when I realised that I wasn't Venus. She's totally different." Voluptuous tennis champ Serena Williams spent years envying her sister VENUS' svelte figure.


13th May 2010

Quote: "I hit with her a couple of times but it's kind of tough... Me, having an athletic mind-state and not being able to defeat your companion. If I'm playing (card game) Uno, I want to win." Rapper/actor Common refuses to compete against his tennis ace girlfriend Serena Williams on the court.


9th May 2010

Quote: "Athletes are more flexible." Rapper/actor Common on the benefits of dating tennis champion Serena Williams.


6th October 2009

Fact: Tennis ace Serena Williams is baring all for the new issue of ESPN magazine. The sporting star strips off for the publication's upcoming Body Issue.


4th September 2009

Fact: Common is proving to be a supportive boyfriend to lover Serena Williams - the rapper/actor was snapped carrying the tennis superstar's racket bag, handbag and snacks as she prepared to face off against Melinda Czink at the U.S. Open in Queens, New York on Wednesday (02Sep09). Williams went on to crush her competitor, winning the match 6-1, 6-1.


26th August 2009

Fact: Sporting sisters VENUS and Serena Williams have joined Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan as partners in American football team the Miami Dolphins.


17th September 2008

Quote: "Serena Williams. I'd like to meet her again. I met her once but I don't think I give myself a very good account of myself. I tried to touch her legs. They looked wonderful. I wondered if she'd notice. She looked delightful." Serial romancer Russell Brand has his eye on tennis star SERENA WILLIAMS.


26th July 2007

Fact: The naked photographs of Joss Stone, Serena Williams, Lili Taylor and a pregnant Milla Jovovich in the final issue of Jane magazine were taken by Amanda De Cadenet.


19th March 2007

Fact: Outkast star BIG BOI has sold pedigree pitbull terriers he breeds at his Pitfall Kennels to Usher, Serena Williams, 50 Cent and boxer ROY JONES JR.


18th November 2005

Fact: <p>Tennis ace Serena Williams played a distraught mum whose child is trapped in a blazing building on a harrowing plane crash episode of ER broadcast in the US last night (17NOV05). </p>


14th October 2005

Fact: <p>RUN-DMC star-turned-Reverend and reality TV star JOSEPH SIMMONS starts every day at 6am by emailing and phoning "words of wisdom" to pals like Serena Williams, SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS and Kid Rock. </p>


15th September 2005

Fact: <p>Sexy singer Christina Milian and tennis ace Serena Williams were both born on the same day in the same year. The stars will turn 24 on 26 September (05). </p>


30th August 2005

Fact: <p>Tennis ace Serena Williams is set to become a cosmetics queen after agreeing to create and endorse a new line of FLIRT! products for Estee Lauder. </p>


27th August 2005

Fact: <p>Sporty sisters VENUS + Serena Williams proved they're not always terrific tennis players on US TV yesterday (26AUG05) - they were beaten 3-0 in a quick game of ping pong by MTV presenter QUDDUS (corr) and pop star Jesse Mccartney on TOTAL REQUEST LIVE. </p>


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