Tennis star Serena Williams in the Maldives on holiday

Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball to Germany's Julia Gorges during their women's singles semifinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Thursday July 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Former world number 1 tennis player and one of the most famous athletes in the world Serena Williams is spending her holiday with her family in the Maldives.

Although it is not known when she arrived in the country, she is joined by her husband Alexis Ohanian and two-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. The family is spending their holiday in the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort.

Serena has shared photos on social media of the family enjoying their vacation in the Maldives which is a popular destination among celebrities.

Serena is one of the most successful athletes in the history of tennis and has won 23 major singles titles, most by any man or woman in the Open Era. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017.