Serena Williams Shines Bright on the Big Stage
Website's purpose and publisher
My name is Darby Atwell and I am a sixth grader at Holman Middle School. I have learned a lot in my English class so far this year. I am learning how to research and discover lots of facts about Serena Williams. The purpose for this website is to learn more about research and to experience it more.
Serena's Tennis Introduction
Serena Jameka Williams was born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. Serena's father—a former sharecropper from Louisiana and determined to see his two youngest girls succeed—used what he'd gleaned from tennis books and videos to instruct Serena and Venus on how to play the game. At the age of 3, practicing on a court not far from the family's new Compton, California home, Serena withstood the rigors of daily two-hour practices from her father.
Cause and effect
Serena is climbing the ladder to #1
This diagram shows Serena's grand slam openings and shows that her dad wanted to raise a tennis champ. Serena's grand slams includes French Open, US Open, Wimbledon, and the Australian Open. Serena is ranked #1 in Singles. She has a killer forehand and killer backhand.
Success as a Champion
The time line shows the different years Serena played in grand slam titles. It shows when she struggled and when she did absolutely amazing. In 1999, Serena wins the U.S. Open at age 17. In 2001, Venus and Serena played each other. In 2002, Serena claims four grand slam titles. In 2003, Serena meets her sixth career major title, which would mean it would be her last tournament of the year. In 2004, Serena loses to 17-year-old Maria Sharapova. She is still struggling with her knee injury.
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