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Venus Williams
Venus Williams 2012.jpg
Williams in 2012
Country United States
ResidencePalm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.
BornJune 17, 1980 (1980-06-17) (age 40)
Lynwood, California, U.S.[1]
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned proOctober 31, 1994 (age 14)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
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
ChampionshipsW (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
ChampionshipsSF (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

1995
  • Sports Image Foundation Award for conducting tennis clinics in low-income areas
1997
  • WTA Newcomer of the Year
  • September's Olympic Committee Female Athlete
1998
  • Tennis Magazine's Most Improved Player
2000
  • WTA Player of the Year
  • WTA Doubles Team of the Year Award (with Serena Williams)
  • Sports Illustrated for Women's Sportswoman of the Year
  • Teen Choice Awards – Extraordinary Achievement Award
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.62)
  • Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year for team sports (with Serena Williams)
2001
  • Best Female Tennis Player ESPY Award
  • EMMA Best Sport Personality Award
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.57)
2002
  • Best Female Athlete ESPY Award
  • Best Female Tennis Player ESPY Award
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.60)
2003
  • 34th NAACP Image Awards' President's Award
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.65)
2004
  • Harris Poll Top 10 Favorite Female Sports Star (No.1)
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.77)
2005
  • Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year Award
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.81)
  • Harris Poll Top 10 Favorite Female Sports Star (No.3)

2006
  • Best Female Tennis Player ESPY Award
  • BET's Best Female Athlete of the Year
  • Harris Poll Top 10 Favorite Female Sports Star (No.1)
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.90)
2007
  • Gitanjali Diamond Award
  • Harris Poll Top 10 Favorite Female Sports Star (No.3)
2008
  • Whirlpool 6th Sense Player of the Year Award
  • Harris Poll Top 10 Favorite Female Sports Star (No.3)
2009
  • Anti-Defamation League Americanism Award
  • Whirlpool 6th Sense Player of the Year Award
  • ITF Women's Doubles World Champion (with Serena Williams)
  • WTA Doubles Team of the Year Award (with Serena Williams)
  • WTA Fan Favorite Doubles Team of the Year Award (with Serena Williams)
  • Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards – Outstanding Leadership
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.77)
  • Harris Poll Top 10 Favorite Female Sports Star (No.2)
2010
  • Caesars Tennis Classic Achievement Award
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.83)
  • YWCA GLA Phenomenal Woman of the Year Award
  • WTA Fan Favorite Doubles Team of the Year Award (with Serena Williams)
  • Forbes 30 Utterly Inspiring Role Models
  • Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women in the World (No.60)
  • Harris Poll Top 10 Favorite Female Sports Star (No.2)
2011
  • Forbes The Celebrity 100 (No.86)
  • TIME Magazine 30 Legends of Women's Tennis
  • Forbes Most Powerful Black Women In The U.S. (No.10)
  • Harris Poll Top 10 Favorite Female Sports Star (No.2)
2012
  • World TeamTennis Finals Most Valuable Player

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