Serena Williams’s Sisters: Bio, Murder & Mother

Serena Williams, also a 23 Grand Slam singles titles winner, is an American professional Tennis Player and a world champion in Women’s Tennis. Her sister, Venus Williams, a former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles, is equally famous, and interestingly, both sisters have played finals against each other for more than 31 games! The Williams, along with the other half-sisters: Yetunde, Lynda, and Isha Price, share a great bond at a deeper level.

Equally well-known, both Serena and Venus have imprinted their legacy in World Women’s Tennis history with their championship title and records in the U.S Open singles and doubles.  

Have you watched the sports biopic “King Richards” starring Will Smith in the role of Serena’s Father, Richard William? If not, I bet you wouldn’t like to miss it as it was the Oscars Nominee for Best Motion Picture of the Year and Original Screenplay in 2021.

 

Serena-Williams'-Sisters
The William sisters (Source: Getty Images)

However, the queen of the court has several other siblings. Although we usually hear about Venus and Serena in the news, the sibling’s team comprises many talents. The Williams sisters are accompanied by three half-sisters as well.

Serena’s sisters will be the subject of today’s article. Stay around, so you don’t miss any information.

Serena William’s Sisters’: Quick Facts 

1. Venus Williams

Full NameVenus Ebony Starr Williams (Full-Sister)
Birth DateJune 17, 1980
Birth PlaceLynwood, California, United States
ResidencePalm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
NicknameVenus Williams
ReligionChristianity
NationalityBritish, Australian
EthnicityBlack
EducationIndiana University East
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
HoroscopeGemini
Father’s NameRichard Williams
Mother’s NameOracene Price
SiblingsFive
BrothersRichard Williams III
Siblings NameIsha Price
Lyndrea Price
Serena Williams
Yetunde Price
Age42 years old
Height6 feet 1 inch (185 cm)
Weight75 kg (165 lbs)
Shoe Size11 (U.S.)
Dress Size4
Bra Cup Size34C
BuildAthletic
Favorite Tennis PlayerSerena WilliamsRoger Federer
Favorite CityRome
Favorite FoodCherry Pie
Eye colorBlack
Hair ColorDark Brown
ProfessionTennis Player
Playing styleRight Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
Active years  (Senior Career)1994 – present (professional player)
Highest Ranking (Singles)No. 1 (February 2002)
Current Ranking (Singles)No. 11 (as of 2022.07.25)
AssociationWomen’s Tennis Association
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusUnmarried (Single)
Ex-BoyfriendNicholas Hammond
Elio Pis
Hank Kuehne
ChildrenNone
Favorite ColorPink, Purple
Net Worth$95 million
Annual Earnings$10.5 million
Prize Money$41.89 million
EndorsementsWilson, Electronic Arts, Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Nike, Gatorade, Pepsi
Social MediaFacebookTwitterInstagram
MerchFunko PopPoster
Last UpdateDecember, 2022

 2. Yetunde Price

Full Name              Yetunde Price (Half-Sister) 
Date of Birth                       August 9, 1972
NationalityAmerican
HometownWashington, DC
Zodiac Sign Leo
Died September 14, 2003 (at the age of 31)
Place of death Compton, California, U.S.
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Height5’6” (1.67 m)
Weight60 kg
Relationship StatusWas Dating
Children   Not Known
Father’s Name Yusef Rasheed
Mother’s NameOracene Price
Mother’s Profession tennis coach and a nurse
OccupationPersonal Assistant to Venus and Serena Williams and Nurse
GenderFemale
High SchoolNot Known
Sisters Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Isha Price
Lyndrea Price
Last UpdateDecember, 2022

3. Isha Price

Full Name           Isha Price (Half-Sister)
Date of Birth                          February 18, 1975
NationalityAmerican
HometownWashington, DC
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Age47 years old
Net worth $2.5 Million 
Hair Color Not Known
Eye Color Not Known
Height5’6” (1.68 meters)
Weight98 kg (209 lbs)
Relationship StatusNot Known
Children   Not Known
Father’s Name Yusef Rasheed
Mother’s NameOracene Price
Mother’s Profession Tennis coach and a nurse
OccupationProducer: King Richard (2021)
GenderFemale
High SchoolNot Known
Sisters Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Yetunde Price
Lyndrea Price
Last UpdateDecember, 2022

 

4. Lyndrea Price

Half-Sister  (Full Name)               Lyndrea Price
Date of Birth                                 1978
NationalityAmerican
HometownWashington, DC
Ethnicity African American
Age45 Years Old
Net worth $150,000 
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
HeightNot Known
WeightNot Known
Relationship StatusDating
Relationship With Vernon Imani
Children   Not Known
Father’s Name Yusef Rasheed
Mother’s NameOracene Price
Mother’s Profession tennis coach and a nurse
OccupationProducer: King Richard (2021)
Web designer
GenderFemale
High SchoolNot Known
Sisters Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Yetunde Price
Isha Price
Last UpdateDecember, 2022

Who is Venus Willams?

It is entirely undeniable that the Williams sisters have dominated women’s Tennis for nearly two decades. Venus Williams is the oldest among the two tennis star sisters.

She is the former world’s no.1  female tennis player of all time who has made a significant contribution to the game by bringing extreme athleticism to it.

Venus is the only active player with 49 WTA singles titles, trailing only her sister. Venus has been the No. 1 player in the Women’s Tennis Association for 19 weeks.

Venus Williams

She ascended to the top of the singles charts in February 2002 and remained there for 11 weeks. Moreover, the star has appeared in 16 Grand Slam singles finals, winning seven.

She is only slightly behind her sister Serena in terms of prize money. Not to mention, Venus has inspired all women, especially those of color, because of her determination and passion for the game.

Apart from that, the charm and entertainment she brought to the tennis game are also commendable. 

We’ve never seen a player achieve such outstanding accomplishments despite financial circumstances. This article outlines her personal and professional life and is highly recommended.

Venus Williams Bio: Early Life, Career, Net Worth, Tennis & Boyfriends

Who is Yetunde Price?

Serena and Venus do have the same mother and Father. Their mother, Oracene Price, has three daughters with Yusef Rasheed from her first marriage.

On September 14, 2003, Yetunde Price, the oldest of their mother’s five children, was murdered. Price and her lover, Rolland Wormley, were shot in their SUV in an alleged drug home in Compton, California.

Robert Edward Maxfield, a member of the Southside Crips, was arrested for the murder and charged with voluntary manslaughter in 2006. The guilty was sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment but was released after 12 due to good behavior.

Serena Williams with sister Yetunde Price
Serena Williams with sister Yetunde Price

“No matter what, my sister isn’t coming back for good behavior,” Serena said to Marie Claire in an interview after learning that Maxfield had been freed from prison early. “It’s inexcusable that she’ll never be able to hug me.”

However, reports suggest that their car was mistaken for that of rival gangsters’ shooters, so this tragedy took place. We pray she finds peace up there.

Yetunde and her half-sister were quite close before she died. Serena’s assistant was one of her jobs.

Yetunde Murder Case

Price was conversing with her boyfriend in her SUV outside what was later determined to be a trap House in the Compton suburbs of Los Angeles County, California, on September 14, 2003.

Two Southside Compton Crips street gang members, who were protecting the residence, opened Fire on the SUV, believing they were “defending the crack House from gangland rivals,” likely the Lime Hood Bompton Pirus, according to the prosecution at the later trial.

Price’s boyfriend, who subsequently claimed he was unaware that Price had been hit, rushed away in the car to a relative’s House, where he dialed 911. Price died of a bullet wound to the head shortly after arriving at the hospital.

At the murder trial, the prosecutor and the defense agreed that Price was an innocent victim who was not in the area to buy narcotics with her partner.

Who are Isha Price and Lyndrea Price?

Serena is also close with her mother’s other daughters, Isha and Lyndrea. Isha is an attorney who handles many of Venus and Serena’s business matters. Isha has a total net worth of $1 to $2 Million.

Serena Williams has her own apparel business in addition to her tennis career. Lyndrea has a passion for fashion and works as a creative production stylist for merchandising. Similarly, Lyndrea has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million.

Vernon Imani and Lyndrea are in a relationship. He works for American Campus Communities as a community assistant. During a get-together with their pals, the devoted couple met for the first time.

The loving couple who make a lot of public appearances has been dating for quite some time now. But the pair is yet to be married.

Williams Sisters Rivalry

The Williams sisters rivalry is a modern-day tennis rivalry between star sisters Venus and Serena Williams, two of the greatest and most celebrated tennis players of all time. 

Both Williams sisters have been ranked number one globally: Venus was in the sky for 11 weeks starting in February 2002, while Serena was in the sky for 316 weeks starting in July 2002. Venus has won 49 singles trophies throughout her career, while Serena has 73.

Serena Williams' Sisters
Serena and Venus Williams

From the 2002 French Open to the 2003 Australian Open, the Williams sisters are the only two women in Open Era history to compete in four consecutive Grand Slam finals. Additionally, Serena Williams won all four finals.

Despite this, the sisters remain pretty close. Moreover, when they played doubles together, they won 22 trophies, including 14 Grand Slams and three Olympic gold medals.

Who is Williams’ sisters’ mother?

Oracene Price is an American tennis instructor and mother of the Williams sisters. Price is best recognized for being the mother and coach of two of the greatest tennis players of all time, Venus and Serena Williams. 

Price was born in 1952 in Saginaw, Michigan, and was named “Brandy.” Richard Williams is her ex-husband, whom she divorced in 2002.

After Rasheed’s (Price’s first husband) death, Oracene married Richard Williams and had two more children, Venus and Serena Williams, while working as a nurse.

The daughters, Venus and Serena Williams, are professional and reputed tennis players who have won multiple Grand Slam titles.

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Coaching and guiding

Her primary role as a mother has always overshadowed Price’s coaching, yet she has been criticized for being underestimated as a coach.

Price is not a coach in the traditional sense (though she did learn Tennis to guide her daughters in the technical aspects of the game).

Despite that, she is credited with keeping her daughters focused and disciplined, as well as helping to build a solid base of self-esteem and outside interests for her daughters, along with Richard Williams.

“There is no such thing as pressure.” “That’s all we’ve ever had as black Americans. It’s a fact of life. So, where does the pressure come from?”

According to famed tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, this attitude was accompanied by respect, as neither Price nor Richard Williams raised their voices in front of their daughters.

According to Journalist Bonnie D. Ford, the Williams sisters’ longevity can be attributed to their parents and how Richard Williams and Price have assisted them in managing their jobs and lifestyles.

How are they related to Sabrina Williams and Alphonse Williams? 

Sabrina is Betty Johnson’s daughter, the former wife of King Richard. Richard departed from his former wife with five children when Sabrina was eight.

Alphonse Williams was the son of Sabrina. He allegedly committed suicide on February 3. 2022, with an overdose of unknown medication.

He was the nephew of the William sisters, whom he never happened to meet till the day he died. He hadn’t even met his grandfather and was suffering from “serious depression” and a “bipolar disorder.” 

The Williams didn’t attend his funeral, and Sabrina said the Williams sisters were “dead for her” in an interview.

Serena Williams’ Sisters: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What happened to one of Serena Williams’ sisters?

Yetunde Hawanya Tara Price (August 9, 1972 — September 14, 2003) was the oldest half-sister of Serena Williams. Serena was her assistant and was killed by a gunshot in Compton, California, in 2003.

What disease does Serena Williams have?

Williams was ultimately diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome in 2011 after six years of swollen joints, lethargy, and eye and mouth dryness. She managed her ailment and continued playing professional Tennis after working with a rheumatologist and making some lifestyle changes.

Which of the Williams sister is more successful?

Serena Williams has had a more successful tennis career than Venus Williams. The sisters are the world’s wealthiest female athletes and frequently play doubles together.

Are Serena Williams and Venus Williams twins?

No, the star sisters Serena and Venus are not twins. They are sisters born to the same Father and mother.

Who is more affluent, Serena or Venus?

Serena Williams is more prosperous than her sister Venus. Serena has a net worth of around $210 million, while her elder sister has a net worth of about $95 million, which is lesser than half of Serena’s.

Why did Venus quit Tennis?

Venus Williams has withdrawn from the U.S. Opens after being diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that causes muscle and joint pain and fatigue, which threatens her prolific career. She said, “I Had Tennis Taken Away From Me.”

Who has won more, Venus or Serena?

Venus has won 49 singles titles, while Serena has won 73. The sisters have also won 14 prominent women’s doubles titles, including a non-calendar-year Grand Slam between the 2009 Wimbledon Championships and the 2010 French Open, which ranked them No. 1 worldwide.

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