In April , Williams hinted that she was pregnant in a post on Snapchat showing her baby belly with the caption "20 weeks," though the posting was deleted a few minutes later. Clad in her "Wakanda-inspired catsuit," Williams looked to be rounding into form at the French Open, before pulling out with a pectoral injury prior to her eagerly anticipated fourth-round match against Sharapova. With the loss, she also gave up the No. After turning professional in , she won seven Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal in singles play. Proving to have much more than just tennis clout, Serena expanded her brand into film, television, and fashion.
In , she won both Wimbledon and the U. Open women's finalist in the Open era. With its high rate of gang activity, Richard wanted to expose his daughters to the ugly possibilities of life "if they did not work hard and get an education. Biography Newsletters. She retired from tennis in A few months later, the Williams sisters teamed up to capture the doubles title at the Beijing Olympic Games. Subscribe to the Biography newsletters to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the stories that shaped their lives.
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She knocked out her younger rival Sloane Stephens in the fourth round before upending Azarenka to clinch the U. Just one year after giving birth, Serena was back in top form at the U. I think I've always said a champion isn't about how much they win, but it's about how they recover from their downs, whether it's an injury or whether it's a loss. After notching career WTA title No. After undergoing an emergency cesarean section, Williams experienced sudden shortness of breath, leading to the discovery of blood clots in her lungs.
Williams downplayed what happened, refuting the allegation that she'd threatened the woman. Open, but was unable to overcome year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu in the final. She then successfully teamed up with Serena to win the doubles title, their sixth together at Wimbledon. She got back on track and advanced to the Wimbledon final, before suffering a straight-set loss to Romania's Simona Halep. A nursing graduate, Schutter works in the emergency room at Salem Hospital.