Serena Williams is perhaps the greatest tennis player and athlete of all time: still competitive on the eve of her 40s, she recently talked about her wedding for Bumble’s The Question Game. She said marriage is not a joy without work.
She said: “Marriage is not bliss. But it can be if you work at it. A dealbreaker for me in a relationship is definitely loyalty. Well, not having it, that is. Heartbreak is a part of life, whether it be a loved one, a boyfriend, or an animal. But time heals all wounds.”
She and Alexis Ohanian got married in November 2017 during a ceremony in New Orleans.
Serena also spoke about motherhood: “I always knew I wanted kids. I never knew when but I always knew I wanted kids at some point. I learned that love is an amazing feeling. And if you have an opportunity to feel it, then it’s a special thing. “
Williams has won 73 WTA singles titles: 23 of these are Grand Slam events (all-time record in the Open Era, men included), making her the second player ever to have won more Majors in this specialty behind only Margaret Smith Court, who excels with 24.
He has completed the virtual Grand Slam, which consists in winning four consecutive Slams not in the same calendar year, twice (in the two years 2002-2003 and 2014-2015). She can also boast five year-end Master Cups and 19 Premier category tournaments (6 Premier Mandatory, 6 Premier 5 and 7 Premier), as well as 21 Tier I and Tier II titles and a gold medal won at the London Olympics in 2012.
Earning almost $29 million in prize money and endorsements, Williams was the highest paid female athlete in 2016. She repeated this feat in 2017 when she was the only woman on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest paid athletes with $27 million in prize money and endorsements. In December 2015, she was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine