Who is Venus Williams?

Venus Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 52 in the WTA singles rankings. She is generally credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism on the women's professional tennis tour. Her excellence at the game is prominent from the fact that she not only bagged herself numerous victories and titles but went on to become the first African American to rank herself at the World No 1 position. Seven Grand Slam titles, four Olympic Gold medals, thirteen women’s doubles, and two mixed doubles title

What is Venus Williams Famous for?

Venus Williams is best famous for being the most powerful, most win records and first African American female tennis player who ranked World No 1 position in 2002. Williams is also known for her astounding win records, the most notable titles include, First woman to win an Olympic gold medal in singles and doubles (with Serena) since 1924. Singles titles: Wimbledon (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007); U.S. Open (2000). Doubles titles (with Serena): Australian Open (2000, 2003); Wimbledon (2000, 2002); Roland Garros (1999); U.S. Open (1999).

Where was Venus Williams Born?

Venus Williams was born as Venus Ebony Starr Williams to Richard Williams and Oracene Price in Lynwood, California on June 17, 1980. She has  Venus has four siblings, all sisters, namely, Isha Price, Lyndrea Price, Serena Williams and Yetunde Price. The family shifted base to Compton when young Williams was just four years old. She grew up here and honed the Tennis skills from her early childhood. She became a No. 1 player among the under-12 players in southern California when she was merely eleven. However, racial issues and demeaning comments from the society led to young Williams’ withdrawing their name from the academy. Richard Williams then shouldered the responsibility of training his daughters at the game on his own and became their official coach. Her early education history is not known. However On December 13, 2007, Williams received her associate degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Indiana University East in 2015. Williams's nationality is American and belongs to African ethnicity. Williams considers herself to be one of Jehovah's Witnesses and horoscope is Gemini.

How is Venus Williams's Career?

Williams turned professional on October 31, 1994, at the age of fourteen with her first professional tournament, the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland. From 1995 to 1996 Williams played 8 tournaments which left her with defeats. She made her debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament at the French Open in 1997 and On September 8, 1997, she came to the top 50 for the first time. In 1998, Williams won the first two women's doubles titles of her career, in Oklahoma City and Zürich. She earned enough points during the year to participate in the year-ending Chase Championship but withdrew from the tournament because of tendonitis in her knee. She finished the year ranked No. 5.During the year 1999 she won three Tier I titles and 1st Grand Slam doubles title. She finished the year ranked No. 3.

In 2000, Williams missed the first five months of the year with tendinitis in both wrists. However, she made her comeback and won an Olympic gold medal held in Sydney. She also won her first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon and also won the gold medal in women's doubles with her younger sister Serena. She first reached the No. 1 ranking on February 25, 2002, Throughout her career. Her titles and wins list just goes on and on as we move on each year. Just to remark her most notable wins, Until now, She has won four Olympic gold medals, one in singles and three in women's doubles, along with a silver medal in mixed doubles, 14 Grand Slam Women's doubles titles, and many other several uncountable events and matches. As for 2019, Williams extended her record as the all-time leader, male or female in Wimbledon Championships. 

What are Venus Williams's Achievements?

Williams has won seven singles Grand Slam titles, thirteen titles in women’s doubles and two mixed doubles title. She became the World No 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002. for her outstanding performance, and became the first African American to achieve this feat in the Open Era. Williams has won four Olympic Gold Medals, one in singles and three in doubles. Along with her sister Serena, she is the only player to have won more Olympic gold medals than any other female tennis player. Williams won the WTA Newcomer of the Year award in 1997. The same year, she also won the September’s Olympic Committee Female Athlete. In 2000, Williams won the WTA Player of the Year, along with the WTA Doubles Team of the Year Awards. She was bestowed with the Sportswoman of the Year Award and Extraordinary Achievement Award. Williams won the Best Female Athlete ESPY Award and Best Female Tennis ESPY Award and several more. 

What is Venus Williams's Net Worth?

She has an estimated net worth of around $95 million which she has earned from her professional tennis career. She designs her own clothing line, Eleven, and sells it through the Gilt Groupe. In August 2009, Venus Williams and her sister Serena Williams became part-owners of the Miami Dolphins. Williams is also the chief executive officer of her interior design firm V Starr Interiors located in Jupiter, Florida. She has endorsement partners that include: Wilson, Electronic Arts, Kraft, Ralph Lauren, and Tide. Her average salary is still unknown. She rides Car: SUV however more information regarding her cars, houses and other assets are still under review.

How is Venus Williams's Personal Life?

Williams is not married yet however, she used to date her longtime boyfriend, pro golfer Hank Kuehne from the time of Wimbledon 2007 until 2010. Williams is now dating millionaire heir Nicholas Hammond.

How Tall is Venus Williams?

Williams has a height of 6 ft. 1 inch and weighs around 75 kg. Venus Williams has brown eyes and dark brown hair. Venus Williams’s body measurement is 35-26-35(Breast-Waist-Hip). Her Bra size is 32C, shoe size is 11(US) and the dress size is 6(US). She has a straight sexual orientation.

Anna is active on social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has a Facebook profile, @VenusWilliams and Instagram profile is venuswilliams where she has 2.1 million and 1.1 million followers respectively. She also has a Twitter profile, @VenusWilliams where she has over 1.78 million followers.

Facts to be known about Venus Williams:

  1. In 2011, Williams was forced to withdraw from the US Open before her second-round match, following a Sjögren's syndrome diagnosis.
  2. Williams holds the record for fastest serve in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments: 2007 French Open second round, 2008 Wimbledon final, 2007 U.S. Open first-round – 129 mph (208 km/h).
  3. In 1995, when Williams was 14 years old, she signed an endorsement deal with Reebok and wore the company's apparel and shoes.
  4. In her debut at the Australian Open, Williams defeated her own younger sister Serena Williams in the second round in 1998.
  5. She is also one of only three active WTA players to have reached the finals of all four Grand Slams.
  6. Williams herself became the first woman to benefit from the equalization of prize money at Wimbledon, as she won the 2007 tournament and was awarded the same amount as the male winner Roger Federer. Williams's fight for equality was documented in Nine for IX, Venus Vs. It premiered on July 2, 2013.
  7. Venus' other names are Ebony Starr. 
  8. Williams's sister Serena Williams has a net worth of $180 million as of 2019.
  9. In 2003, at age 31, Yetunde Price, Venus, and Serena Williams' older half-sister were shot dead in Compton, California.
  10. On December 13, 2007, Williams received her associate degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
  11. She released her book, "How to Play Tennis: Learn How to Play Tennis with the Williams Sisters" by Venus and Serena Williams.