2011 The Root 100

Serena Williams is a top-ranked professional tennis player.

  • Influence: 71.9
  • Reach: 18.0
  • Substance: 4.0
  • Media Mentions: 17
  • Internet Mentions: 23900000
  • Twitter Followers: 2258919
  • Serena Williams

  • Tennis star who reached the Women's Final at the U.S. Open again this year.
  • Job: Tennis player
  • Sector: Sports
  • Twitter: @serenawilliams
  • Location: Palm Beach, Fla., and Westwood, Calif.
  • Age: 30
  • Bio:

    Serena Williams has been dazzling tennis fans with her athletic prowess since the age of 9: She has won 39 singles titles, including 13 Grand Slam championships; she was also a gold medalist at the 2000 Olympics. Even though Williams lost this year's U.S. Open -- and had yet another controversial outburst -- she is hard at work on her HSN collection and continues to be a powerful role model.

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