Venus Williams

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Venus Williams
Venus Williams 2012.jpg
Williams in 2012
Country (sports) United States
ResidencePalm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.
Born (1980-06-17) June 17, 1980 (age 39)
Lynwood, California, U.S.[1]
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned proOctober 31, 1994 (age 14)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachRichard Williams
Oracene Price
David Witt (2007-2018)
Prize moneyUS$41,234,270 (As of March 18, 2019)[2][3]
Official websitevenuswilliams.com
Singles
Career record800–236 (77.22%)
Career titles49 WTA, 0 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 1 (February 25, 2002)
Current rankingNo. 36 (March 11, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (2003, 2017)
French OpenF (2002)
WimbledonW (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008)
US OpenW (2000, 2001)
Other tournaments
Grand Slam CupW (1998)
Tour FinalsW (2008)
Doubles
Career record185–35 (84.09%)
Career titles22 WTA, 0 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 1 (June 7, 2010)
Current rankingNo. 201 (November 5, 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2001, 2003, 2009, 2010)
French OpenW (1999, 2010)
WimbledonW (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016)
US OpenW (1999, 2009)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (2009)
Mixed doubles
Career record28–7 (80%)
Career titles2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1998)
French OpenW (1998)
WimbledonF (2006)
US OpenQF (1998)
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Team competitions
Fed CupW (1999), Record 21–4
Hopman CupRR (2013)
Last updated on: March 10, 2019.

Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born July 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 37 in singles as of January 17, 2014. She is an Olympic gold medalist[4] who has won 7 Grand Slam titles.[5] She was ranked World No. 24 as of October 22, 2012 in singles.[6]

Williams is the older sister of fellow former World No. 1 tennis player Serena Williams. The Williams sisters are noted for their power games. Venus holds the record for the fastest serve by a female player in a main draw match (128.8 mph).

Like her sister Serena Williams she is a Jehovah's Witness.[7]

Awards[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Venus Williams Biography". Biography. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  2. "Venus Williams Career Statistics". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  3. "Career Prize Money Leaders" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association. August 29, 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 12, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  4. "Williams sisters net gold in doubles, beating off Spaniards in final". ESPN. August 17, 2008. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  5. "All-Time Women's Majors Titles". Blueridgenow.com. June 5, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2010.
  6. Chase, Chris (July 15, 2010). "Ranking the top-10 women's tennis players of all time". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  7. www.huffingtonpost.com