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Venus Williams

Tennis Player
Female
Hometown Lynwood, CA
Religion Jahovah's Witness
Height 6' 1½" (18...
Weight 82000.0 lb (37195...
Nationality American
Alma Mater (fashion design) ...
High School (home Schooled)
Eye Color Brown - Dark

Venus Ebony Starr Williams, is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 58 as of June 25, 2012 in singles. She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on three separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002, becoming the first black woman to achieve this feat during the Open Era. She has become an icon for African-American athletes.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1980 Birth Born on June 17, 1980.

TEENAGE

1994 - 1996 4 More Events
Williams played 15 tour events in 1997, including five Tier I tournaments. … Read More
On March 30, 1998, her ranking broke into the top 10 for the first time, at World No. 10.
Williams started the 1999 tour in Australia, where she lost to World No. 10 Steffi Graf in the quarterfinals of the Medibank International in Sydney and World No. 1 Davenport in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. … Read More

TWENTIES

2000 - 2003 5 More Events
2004 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Williams came back to the tour suffering inconsistent results. … Read More
2005 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Williams started the year by losing in the fourth round of the Australian Open to Alicia Molik. … Read More
2007 - 2008 2 More Events
As the sixth seed at the 2009 Australian Open, Williams lost in the second round to Carla Suárez Navarro after holding a match point in the third set. … Read More

THIRTIES

2010 30 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Williams became one of only two women in 2010 (along with Caroline Wozniacki) to reach at least the fourth round at all four Grand Slam singles tournaments. … Read More
Williams started 2011 by participating at the Hong Kong Tennis Classic. … Read More
Williams's next stop was the 2012 Summer Olympics Games which was held in the same venue as Wimbledon. … Read More
She retired from the 2013 Sony Open Tennis in the third round due to a lower back injury. … Read More
Venus started her official tennis season as the world no. 47 at the 2014 ASB Classic in Auckland where she made it to the final and finished runner-up to Ana Ivanovic.
Due to this, neither Williams sister entered the tournament for 14 years, with Serena entering in 2015 after appeals for forgiveness from the event and the WTA Tour. … Read More
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