September 26, 1981 – Serena Williams
One of the world’s greatest tennis players, Serena Jameka Williams was born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. Williams storybook tennis career evolves into more dominance of the sport with each passing chapter.She made history as a on September 11, 1999, when as a young seventeen year old, she 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. She and her older sister Venus Williams have been leaders in the sport during the the 21st century. 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.