Serena Williams Professional Tennis Player
The second highest paid female athlete of the year 2015, Serena Williams, is a professional tennis player who has managed to make her name known in the world for her skills in her professional career. Ranked as No.1 in women’s singles tennis, she has been the reigning champion of the Wimbledon, French Open, Australian Open as well as the singles and doubles of Olympic women tennis.
This 34 year old star has retained the No.1 status on six separate occasions and holds the most major titles in tennis amongst all active players in the world. In the all-time list, her 36 major titles place her on the fifth position. She is also the recipient of 21 Grand Slam Titles, and is the only player to have won 10 Grand Slam titles in separate decades. Her duet with her sister too is a strong pair which has been unbeaten in the Grand Slam tournament. She is also the recipient of the WTA Tour Championships.
Serena has been named the Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine on 2015. This can be well attributed to the fact that she has won a total of 11.6 million dollars in prize money and has obtained a sum of 13 million dollars from endorsements alone. Her net worth is an estimated 145 million dollars which is a huge amount in itself.
As far as her personal life is concerned, she was reported to be dating Drake recently. However, rumors were put to rest when it was confirmed that this professional tennis star is dating the co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian. This baseline player is a Michigan native and has made her way to the top by practicing, honing and perfecting her skills along the way. Her numerous awards, achievements and her never ending strong attitude have made her a likable personality liked and idolized by fans around the world.