September 11

September 11, 1999 – Serena Williams Wins The US Open

Serena Williams Fed Cup

Serena Williams at the Fed Cup

On September 11, 1999, a young seventeen year old Serena Williams became the second African American woman to win the US Open, following the historic Althea Gibson who won the US Open in 1957 and 1958.  Williams has dominated this women’s tennis with her older sister Venus Williams during the beginning of the 21st century.

1st round US Open 2013 doubles (9630777375)

1st round doubles action from the Women’s draw at the 2013 US Open. Serena and Venus Williams defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa and Carla Suarez Navarro; 6-7(5), 6-0, 6-3

Serena and her sister Venus have represented the United States well in the Olympic Games, winning  more gold medals than any other women in tennis.  She was born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan..

Serena Williams embraces Venus Williams as Father looks on

Serena Williams embraces Venus Williams beside their Father Richard Williams