Together, the Williams sisters have some of the most impressive statistics in the history of tennis. Serena has 73 women’s singles titles, Venus has 49. In the women’s doubles category, Serena leads with 23 titles and Venus with 22.
As for Grand Slams, Serena has an impressive 23 titles in the singles category, while Venus has 7. They each have two Olympic gold medals and 14 Grand Slams in the doubles categories.
Best-selling Author Venus Williams
Apart from being the head of several very successful businesses, Venus is also a New York Times Bestselling author. Back in 2011, she published her book ‘Come to Win’, and is still selling copies.
The book made it to the Top Five NY Times Bestseller list that year. Venus writes about how sports can help advance professional careers. She’s also written two earlier books, including “Venus and Serena: Serving from the Hip” and “How to Play Tennis.”
Counting the Fortune
In 2021, Venus Williams was ranked number three on the list of the world’s highest-paid female athletes that year. Forbes magazine estimated that the tennis legend had yearly earnings that surpassed $11 million, and that’s mostly from her other business ventures, not tennis!
The second place was awarded to Serena, with total yearly earnings of $45 million. Topping the list that year was Japanese tennis great, Naomi Osaka, with a fortune of over $57 million.
Serena Announces Her Retirement
In August of 2022, Serena announced she was taking a step back from her tennis career. “I am not retired,” says the athlete, stressing that she doesn’t like that word. In a very intimate interview with Vogue magazine, Serena tells her story and how coming to the decision was one of the hardest things she’s ever faced.
She explains she wants to focus on her other businesses and have a second child, and she doesn’t want to be playing tennis pregnant again. Serena might be moving on, but she will always be the one who changed women’s sports forever.
Serena Welcomes Second Daughter
Soon after her unofficial-official retirement post, Serena gave birth to her second daughter in August 2023. Her husband shared an emotional Instagram post announcing the birth of Adira River Ohanian, and gushing over how special it was to introduce her to her older sister, Alexis Olympia.
Alexis Olympia is understandably smitten, and Aunt Venus is constantly praised by Serena for her involvement and obsession with her nieces. Serena posts regular updates on her social media platforms of the happy new family of four, and it looks like the former tennis legend is settling into this new stage of life very comfortably.