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Compton, Los Angeles
September 26, 1981 to Present
Photo Credit: By Edwin Martinez
Serena Williams is one of the greatest tennis players in history. Growing up in Compton, California, she overcame countless challenges to become a world champion. Serena has won 21 Grand Slam singles tennis tournaments and four Olympic gold medals.
Serena also is a supporter of many charities and non-profit organizations that help communities and girls around the world.
"Since I don't look like every other girl, it takes awhile to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good."