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Date of Birth 17 June 1980Lynwood, California, USA
Birth NameVenus Ebony Starr Williams
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Venus Williams was born on June 17, 1980 in Lynwood, California, USA as Venus Ebony Starr Williams.

Trivia (11)

Her fastest serve was clocked during French Open tennis tournament 2007 at 128 miles per hour. Her second fastest serve was clocked at 127.4 mph during the Zurich Indoors 98 against French tennis player Mary Pierce.
At the 2005 Nasdaq-100 Open, she defeated Serena Williams in the quarterfinals, snapping a six-match and three-and-a-half-year losing streak to her younger sister.
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).
Won her fifth Grand slam title and her third Wimbledon in July 2005.
First woman in 70 years to win the Wimbeldon Ladies Title having saved a Championship Point, 2005. Helen Wills Moody won the title in 1935 having saved Championship Point.
Seeded no. 23, she beat her own 2005 record as the lowest women's seed to win Wimbledon's single title (2007).
Longtime companion is pro golfer Hank Kuehne.
Venus and her sister, Serena Williams, have become limited owners of the Miami Dolphins. [August 2009]
Release of her book, "How to Play Tennis: Learn How to Play Tennis with the Williams Sisters" by Venus and Serena Williams.
Lives in Palm Beach, Florida with her sister, Serena Williams, and two dogs, Jackie (a Jack Russell terrier) and Lauralie (a Maltese).

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