Venus Williams

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Venus Williams
Venus Williams 4.jpg
Country  United States
Residence Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.
Born June 17, 1980 (1980-06-17) (age 37)
Lynwood, California, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 72.5 kg (159.8 lbs)
Turned pro October 31, 1994
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money

$28,961,235

(2nd in overall earnings)
Singles
Career record 632–160 (80.3%)
Career titles 44 (7th in overall rankings)
Highest ranking No. 1 (February 25, 2002)
Current ranking No. 37 (January 17, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (2003)
French Open F (2002)
Wimbledon W (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008)
US Open W (2000, 2001)
Other tournaments
Championships W (2008)
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold Medal (2000)
Doubles
Career record 166–25
Career titles 21 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 1 (June 7, 2010)
Current ranking No. 64 (January 13, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2001, 2003, 2009, 2010)
French Open W (1999, 2010)
Wimbledon W (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012)
US Open W (1999, 2009)
Other Doubles tournaments
Championships SF (2009)
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold Medal (2000, 2008, 2012)
Mixed Doubles
Career record 25–6 (80.6%)
Career titles 2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1998)
French Open W (1998)
Wimbledon F (2006)
US Open QF (1998)
Team Competitions
Fed Cup W (1999)
Hopman Cup RR (2013)
Last updated on: January 25, 2014.

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[1] who has won 7 Grand Slam titles.[2] She was ranked World No. 24 as of October 22, 2012 in singles.[3]

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.[4]

Awards[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Williams sisters net gold in doubles, beating off Spaniards in final". ESPN. August 17, 2008. Retrieved April 22, 2009. 
  2. "All-Time Women's Majors Titles". Blueridgenow.com. June 5, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  3. Chase, Chris (July 15, 2010). "Ranking the top-10 women's tennis players of all time". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  4. www.huffingtonpost.com