Thinking? Thinking? Thinking? How to best send out “Birthday Wishes” to a beautiful, ambitious, multi-talented person, internationally renown tennis champion; and, someone who loves her family dearly? So I say to myself – Self – Just Say It!
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! “
And thank you for being an inspiration to women around the world – showing us and helping us to believe that all things are possible! You have achieved great heights; and shown strength and faith as you endured your recent life threatening experience! You remain humble, fun-loving, a tennis fashion icon and one who gives back to the world community through your service endeavors. And congratulations Birthday Girl on being selected the new International Ambassador for UNICEF. phenomenal!
Celebrate your 30th Birthday in grand ‘DIVA’ style. After all, you and Venus brought the Style to tennis that made me a fan of the game – the power game, the vibrant colorful and fabulously designed tennis outfits – rocking earrings, braids and beads on the court – and bringing some much needed diversity to the WTA! Heeeeeey!
I NEED YOUR HELP BLOG READERS
It’s time for some Serena-Birthday-Fun….besides the BOMB body, I did some searching around for some facts you may not know about Serena! Inviting all readers to share other tidbits about the Life of Serena to this Blog in the Comment Section at the bottom of this Blog. Help me make necessary changes, edits and revisions. Hopeful we can collectively celebrate and continue to send the love on this special day – Happy Birthday Serena!
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Place Of Birth: Saginaw, Michigan
Star Sign: Libra
Designer Clothing Label: Aneres, her first name spelled backward
Birth Order: Youngest of five girls
Awesome Accomplishment: 25 January 2003, won the Australian Open completing the ‘grand slam’ of women’s tennis
Career Grand Slam: Beat her older sister, ‘Venus Williams’, to win the 2002 French Open, 2002 Wimbledon, 2002 US Open & the 2003 Australian Open. By doing so, she joined ‘Martina Navratilova’ , ‘Steffi Graf’ , Margaret Court and ‘Maureen Connolly’ as the only women to have won four Grand Slam titles in a row.
Favorite Tennis Player: Pete Sampras
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Author: Maya Angelou
Most Memorable Experience: Winning Wimbledon in 2002
Self-described as: Very humorous with a great personality
Favorite place to visit: Italy
Won 1st Grand Slam: In 1999 at Australian Open, beating sixth seed Irina Spirlea
Gold Medal: At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney
Likes to listen: Mariah Carey and Brandy.
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
Hobbies: Surfing, watching movies, football, skateboarding, playing guitar, reading, acting, talking on the phone, and spending time with family and friends.
Graduated 1999: Williams graduated from high school in 1999, private school Driftwood Academy
Age Turned Pro: In 1995, at age fourteen.
1st Year as WTA Competitor: 1997
Olympic Gold: a gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia