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Overview (4)

Born in Lynwood, California, USA
Birth NameVenus Ebony Starr Williams
Nickname Queen V
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Venus Williams is an American professional tennis player. Williams has been ranked world No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association on three occasions, for a total of 11 weeks. She first reached the No. 1 ranking on February 25, 2002, the first African American woman to do so in the Open Era, and the second all time since Althea Gibson.

She has reached 16 Grand Slam finals, most recently at Wimbledon in 2017. She has also won 14 Grand Slam Women's doubles titles, all with Serena Williams; the pair is unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles finals. Williams also has two Mixed Doubles titles. Her five Wimbledon singles titles tie her with two other women for eighth place on the all-time list. From the 2000 Wimbledon Championships to the 2001 US Open, Williams won four of the six Grand Slam singles tournaments in that span. At the 2020 Australian Open, Williams extended her record as the all-time leader, male or female, in Grand Slams played, with 85. With her run to the 2017 Wimbledon singles final, she broke the record for longest time between first and most recent grand slam singles finals appearances. Williams was twice the season prize money leader in 2001 and 2017.

Williams has won four Olympic gold medals, one in singles and three in women's doubles, along with a silver medal in mixed doubles, pulling even with Kathleen McKane Godfree for the most Olympic medals won by a male or female tennis player. She is the only tennis player to have won a medal at four Olympic Games. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Williams became only the second player to win Olympic gold medals in both singles and doubles at one Olympic Games, after Helen Wills Moody at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

With 49 singles titles, Williams trails only her sister Serena Williams among active players on the WTA Tour with most singles titles. Her 35-match winning streak from the 2000 Wimbledon Championships to the 2000 Generali Ladies Linz tournament final is the longest since January 1, 2000. She is also one of only two active WTA players to have reached the finals of all four Grand Slams, along with sister Serena.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tango Papa

Family (2)

Parents Oracene Price
Richard Williams
Relatives Serena Williams (sibling)
Alexis Ohanian (sibling)
Olympia Ohanian (niece or nephew)

Trade Mark (1)

Towering height

Trivia (13)

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.
Daughter of Richard Williams and Oracene Price.
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. [2004]
Lives in Palm Beach, Florida with her sister, Serena Williams, and two dogs, Jackie (a Jack Russell terrier) and Lauralie (a Maltese). [2009]
Caused a T-bone car accident in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, that resulted in the death of a 78-year-old man, fourteen days after the accident.[June 2017].
She was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs nor was she on a cell phone or other electronic device at the time of the accident.

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