5 Things You Didn't Know About Serena Williams

1. Serena Williams started her tennis journey in an unsafe environment

Serena Williams started her tennis journey in an unsafe environment as gunfire between gang members would open nearby her tennis court.

2. Serena Williams almost died in 2011

Even though Serena Williams has an athletic body she had to go undergo emergency surgery after she suffered a blood clot in her lungs.

3. Serena Williams’ half-sister was killed

 In 2003, Williams’ struck a tragedy after her half-sister, Yetunde Prince succumbed to injuries caused by a gunfight.

4. Serena Williams had boycotted the Indian Wells tournament for more than a decade

In 2001 after Serena won the tournament, her family was mistreated which led her to boycott it

5. Serena Williams’ favorite city is Rome

This particular fact makes a lot of sense especially considering she met her husband in Rome.