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Serena Williams had a serious talk with Olympia: "Why did you migrate to America?"

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Serena Williams is enjoying her daughter of Olympia now that she (at least until sensational second thoughts!) has retired from tennis. On Instagram, Serena said she got a particular question from which she would like to talk about with her daughter Olympia.

Unexpected question that she found a little unprepared for Serena. In fact, at dinner time, Serena and her daughter play a board game with cards with questions. Serena chose a card that she asked: How and why did your family immigrate to America? Upon seeing the card, Serena said, “Okay, it wasn’t really a choice, but I guess it’s time to have this conversation.

Olympia, let’s talk about it.”

Serena’s retirement, career and earnings

Serena Williams left tennis last September, at the US Open, in front of her home crowd. The US star has won 73 WTA singles titles. 23 of these are Grand Slam events, making her the second player ever to have won more Majors in this specialty behind only Margaret Smith Court, with 24.

She completed the virtual Grand Slam, which consists in winning four consecutive Slams not in the same calendar year, twice. She has also won five year-end Master Cups and 19 Premier category tournaments, as well as 21 Tier I and Tier II titles and a gold medal from the London Olympics in 2012 against Maria Sharapova.

Not only in singles Serena Williams can boast numerous victories, but also in women’s doubles and mixed doubles, where there are 16 other Grand Slam tournaments: 14 won with her older sister Venus and two in mixed doubles, both obtained with Maks Mirny in 1998.

To these successes must be added three other gold medals at the Olympics, all won together with Venus, a Federation Cup and two Hopman Cups. Serena managed to earn 340 million dollars thanks to sponsorship contracts. Forbes last spring placed her in 31st place in the 2022 ranking of the highest paid athletes in the world.

Serena Williams is also on the Forbes ranking of the richest self-made women in the United States. In this case, she ranks ninetieth with an estimated $ 260 million in assets. The only other athlete present is Maria Sharapova, who found herself in 97th place with a fortune of forty million dollars less than her former colleague.

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