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It is not possible to describe women’s tennis without mentioning the Williams sisters. A name to reckon with Venus Williams is an iconic player in the field of women tennis. To rank herself at the World No 1 position she went on to become the first African American to do so.
Her excellence at the game comes from the fact that she bagged herself numerous victories and titles. Blessed with an exceptional talent for the game since young, she has won thirteen women’s doubles and two mixed doubles titles, four Olympic Gold medals, and Seven Grand Slam titles.
Williams is an exceptional entrepreneur other than being an ace tennis pro. The Forbes Top 100 Celebrity list has also proudly included her in their list. Williams turned professional at the age of fourteen with an exceptional talent for the game since young and the rest as they are history.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on the 17th of June 1980 Venus Williams is currently 40 years old. She appears to be fit and healthy and her body figure measurements are 35-26-35, she wears number 6 in the shoe size. Her height measures 6 feet 1 inch and weight is 75 kg approximately. Apart from her sports career she is also known for her stylish look and has black colored eyes and black colored hair as well.
Known as one of the greatest tennis players ever Venus Williams has been a sports star from a young age. Most of the wealth that she has earned so far comes from her amazing tennis career as well as her brand endorsements. It is estimated that she can earn up to $38 million US dollars per year and her current net worth is estimated to be $95 million US dollars.
Education / Family
The native of California Venus Williams was born and raised in Lynwood, California, USA. She is the daughter of Richard Williams and Oracene Price and her sister Serena Williams is also a famous tennis player. She studied at her local High school and later attended the Indiana University East as well as the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
|Birth Place||Lynwood, California, USA.|
|Date Of Birth||17 June 1980|
|Height||In centimetres – 185 cm
In feet and inches – 6′ 1″
|Weight||In kilograms – 75 Kg
In pounds – 165 lbs
|College||Indiana University East, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale|
|Home Town||Lynwood, California, USA|
|Fathers Name||Richard Williams
|Mothers Name||Oracene Price
|Brothers||Richard Williams III, Dylan Starr Williams (half-brother)|
|Sister||Serena Williams, Yetunde Price, Isiah Price and Lyndrea Price(half-sister)
Career / Fashion And Style
When she outplayed Joannette Kruger, Williams’ first single title win came in 1997 IGA Tennis Classic played in Oklahoma City. On July 27, 1998, her prowess for the game won her the World No. 5 ranking. Before losing the 4th round to World No. 125 Barbara Schwartz, Venus successfully guarded her winning streak to 22 matches.
As she played successful tennis against some of the top players of the game, Williams’ performance at the other tournaments in 1999 was remarkable and she managed the World No. 3 ranking by the end of the year due to this.
In the year 2000, Williams’ dominance over the game started and she went on to win 35 consecutive singles and six tournaments. She attained the World No 1 ranking on February 25, 2002. Venus struggled with injuries from 2003 until 2006 and Williams finished the season as World No. 46.
She recorded a win for herself at the Wimbledon though she missed out on the 2007 Australian Open. She finished at the sixth spot in singles in 2009. Her frequent injuries and illness caused a major dip in her ranking in 2011 to World No 102. Her ranking rose to World No 24 and the year ended on a happy note with Williams winning her 44th career WTA title in 2012 at the BGL Luxembourg Open.
Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More
Venus has been in relationship thrice and is currently dating the actor Nicholas Hammond.
|Boyfriends||Nicholas Hammond (Actor),
Elio Pis (Cuban Model),
Hank Kuehne (Golf Player)
Here we provide you the list of Venus Williams’s favorite things.
|Favorite Actors||Johnny Depp|
|Favorite Actress||Jennifer Aniston|
|Favorite Holiday Destinations||Miami|
|Favorite Food||Italian Food|
|Favorite Things To Do||Shopping, and Travelling|
Some Interesting Facts About Venus Williams
- She is the limited owner of the NFL team, Miami Dolphins along with her sister Serena Williams.
- Harold is the name of her pet dog.
- She was placed at #25 in the ‘Best Players’ list in the year 2005 by Tennis Magazine.
- Both of her parents along with David Witt were her coaches.
- An interior designing company V Starr Interiors is looked after by Venus Williams as its CEO.
- Her official website is ‘venuswilliams.com’.
- An autoimmune disease called Sjögren’s syndrome is what she was diagnosed within the year 2011.
- Her ranking dropped to 105 as she was not able to play any match for a short time.
- She considers her sister and her parents as her role models.
- In the 2011 list of “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present, and Future”, TIME magazine included her name as well.