Oracene Price

Oracene Price

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Updated On July 4, 2022
Saginaw, Michigan
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Saginaw, Michigan

Oracene Price is widely known as a tennis coach. Oracene Price is widely known as the mother of Venus and Serena Williams.

Early life

On April 3, 1952, Brandy Price aka Oracene Price was born in Saginaw, Michigan. The name of her parents is not revealed but, her father was an automotive worker. She graduated from Buena Vista School, at the age of 18. Later on, she enrolled her name in Western Michigan University.


Oracene Price is famous as the mother of  Venus and Serena Williams. Her husband Richard Williams, a tennis coach himself took his daughters under his wing. Thus, he trained their daughters in tennis since they were about five years old. Thus, to be able to better explain to her daughters, the technical aspects of tennis, she also received formal training in tennis.
In addition, she pulled her daughters out of their training academy and coached them herself. She and her husband have equal hands in uplifting her daughters. Their family shifted to Florida and trained their daughters there with the help of Rick Macci, leaving the family home.
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Caption: Oracene Price’s daughter during her match. Source: Instagram

In 1999, US Open, Serena won her first major singles title at the 1999 US Open. Similarly, she was dominated from the 2002 French Open to the 2003 Australian Open. Thus, she won all 4 major singles titles to achieve a non-calendar year Grand Slam.
Moving on, the next few years saw her claim two more singles majors. Unfortunately, she suffers from injury and a decline in form. However, she gradually returned to form despite continued injuries, in 2007. Fortunately, she retook the world’s No. 1 singles ranking.

More about career

Finally, she returned to dominance, claiming Olympic gold, in the 2012 Wimbledon Championship. Similarly, she becomes the first tennis player to achieve a Career Golden Slam. From 2014 to 2015, she won eight out of 13 singles majors, to achieve a second “Serena Slam”. In addition, she won her 23rd major singles title, at the 2017 Australian Open. fortunately, she surpassed Steffi Graf’s Open Era record. Moving on, after being pregnant, she then took a break from professional tennis.

Along with her sister Venus, she has also won 14 major women’s doubles titles. Undoubtedly, the pair are unbeaten in the Grand Slam doubles finals. They also include a non-calendar year Grand Slam between the 2009 Wimbledon Championships and the 2010 French Open. Hence, it also granted the sisters the doubles world No. 1 ranking. Besides that, she has won four Olympic gold medals, and 3 in women’s doubles. In the year 1998, she also won two major mixed doubles titles.

In 2016, she was the world’s highest-paid woman athlete and earned almost $29 million. Likewise, in 2017, she repeated this feat. Furthermore, she was the only woman on Forbes list of the 100 highest-paid athletes. In 2003, 2010, 2016, and 2018, she won the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award 4 times. Moreover, she was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine, in December 2015. On Forbes’ Worlds Highest-Paid Athletes list, she was ranked 28th, in 2021. 

Personal life

Oracene Price was married at a very early age to Yusef Rasheed. And, together they are blessed with 3 daughters named Yetunde Price, Lyndrea Price, and Isha Price. Thus, her elder daughter was a registered nurse, and beauty salon owner. Additionally, she is also a personal assistant to Serena and Venus Williams. Thus, she was shot in a hate crime and passed away at the hospital.

Additionally, her one daughter is a web designer, and another an attorney. After the death of her husband, she married tennis coach Richard Williams. They met while she worked as a nurse and has daughters named Serena and Venus. Likewise, they separated in 2000 and their divorce was finalized in 2002.

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Caption: Oracene Price with her daughters. Source: Getty Image

Body measurement and social media

No details related to Oracene Price’s body measurement is revealed yet. She has beautiful eyes and has blonde hair color. But, the coach has brown hair color and dark brown pairs of eyes. Also, Price is not seen active on any social media sites.

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