Venus Ebony Starr Williams is an American professional tennis player. A former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles, Williams is generally regarded as one of the all-time greats of women's tennis and, along with younger sister Serena Williams, is credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism on the women's professional tennis tour. Williams has been ranked world No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association for a total of 19 weeks. She first reached the No. 1 ranking in singles on February 25, 2002, becoming the first African American woman to do so in the Open Era, and the second all time since Althea Gibson. She became the world No. 1 in doubles for the first time on June 7, 2010 alongside Serena, after the pair won their fourth consecutive Grand Slam doubles crown. Williams' seven Grand Slam singles titles are tied for 12th on the all-time list, and 8th on the Open Era list, more than any other active female player except her sister.
|Residence||Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.|
|Born||June 17, 1980, Lynwood, California, U.S.|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.86 m)|
|Turned pro||October 31, 1994 (aged 14)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|College||Indiana University East (BSBA)|
|Coach(es)||Richard Williams, Oracene Price, David Witt (2007–2018), Eric Hechtman (2019-present)|
|Prize money||US$42,065,362, 2nd in all-time rankings|
|Career record||814–258 (%)|
|Career titles||49 WTA|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (February 25, 2002)|
|Current ranking||No. 90 (April 7, 2021)|
|Australian Open||F (2003, 2017)|
|French Open||F (2002)|
|Wimbledon||W (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008)|
|US Open||W (2000, 2001)|
|Grand Slam Cup||W (1998)|
|Tour Finals||W (2008)|
|Olympic Games||W (2000)|
|Career record||185–36 (%)|
|Career titles||22 WTA|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (June 7, 2010)|
|Australian Open||W (2001, 2003, 2009, 2010)|
|French Open||W (1999, 2010)|
|Wimbledon||W (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016)|
|US Open||W (1999, 2009)|
|Tour Finals||SF (2009)|
|Olympic Games||W (2000, 2008, 2012)|
|Career record||28–8 (%)|
|Australian Open||W (1998)|
|French Open||W (1998)|
|US Open||QF (1998)|
|Olympic Games||F (2016)|
|Fed Cup||W (1999), record 21–4|
|Hopman Cup||RR (2013)|
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|Youtube||Venus Williams's Youtube|
|IMDb||Venus Williams's IMDb|
Won the Australian Open and French Open singles competition in 1998 and compiled a number of tournament championships in doubles play alongside her younger sister Serena Williams.
Her family moved out of Compton so the girls could learn to play under Rick Macci.
She was the first black woman to become World No. 1.
She became one of the first three female tennis players to reach the finals of all four grand slams, along with her sister and Maria Sharapova.
- Venus Williams Category
- WTA Tour records - This is a list of Women's Tennis Association records since its inception in June 1973. Some records additionally extend back a few more years in order to include the immediately preceding Virginia Slims Circuit era for completeness.
- Grand Slam (tennis) - The Grand Slam tournaments, also referred to as majors, are the four most important annual tennis events. The tournaments offer the most ranking points, prize money, public and media attention, the greatest strength and size of field, and greater number of "best of" sets for men, which is 5.
- Tennis records of the Open Era - Women's Singles - The Open Era is the current era of professional tennis. It began in 1968 when the Grand Slam tournaments allowed professional players to compete with amateurs, ending the division that had persisted in men's tennis since the dawn of the sport in the 19th century.
- Williams sisters rivalry - Venus Williams and Serena Williams are professional tennis players and sisters who have faced off 31 times in professional tournaments, most recently at the 2020 Top Seed Open. Serena leads their head-to-head 19–12.
- Olympic gold medalists for the United States in tennis
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- Tennis people from Michigan
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- Sportspeople from Saginaw, Michigan
- Sportspeople from Compton, California
- Sportspeople from West Palm Beach, Florida
- World No. 1 tennis players
- Olympic tennis players of the United States
- Grand Slam (tennis) champions in women's singles
- Tennis players at the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Tennis players at the 2008 Summer Olympics
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- Tennis players at the 2012 Summer Olympics
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- Tennis players at the 2016 Summer Olympics
- Australian Open (tennis) champions
- Wimbledon champions
- Grand Slam (tennis) champions in women's doubles
- US Open (tennis) champions
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- Grand Slam (tennis) champions in mixed doubles
- Tennis people from California
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Latest information about Venus Williams updated on June 14 2021.