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Venus Williams Biography

Venus Ebony Starr Williams is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 46 as of August 27, 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 African American woman to achieve this feat during the Open Era. Venus, along with her younger sister, Serena, has redefined women's tennis with her strength and superb athleticism. She turned professional on October 31, 1994 and proved that she was more than ready when she beat 50-seeded Shaun Stafford at the Bank of the West Classic in California. Her seven Grand Slam titles tie her for twelfth on the all time list and is more than any other active female player except for her younger sister Serena Williams. Venus Williams' titles consist of: seven in singles, thirteen in women's doubles, and two in mixed doubles. Her seven Grand Slam singles titles also place her with four other women for twelfth place on the all-time list, whereas five Wimbledon singles titles tie her with two other women for eighth place on the all-time list. Venus Williams is one of only four women in the open era to have won five or more Wimbledon singles titles. Between the 2000 Wimbledon Championships to the 2001 US Open, Williams won four of the six Grand Slam singles tournaments held. She is one of only five women in the open era to win 200 or more main draw Grand Slam singles matches. At the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, held in London, Williams and sister Serena won gold in women's doubles against Czech Republic tennis stars Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka. The victory brough both her and Serena's Olympic gold medal count to four.

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Wimbledon 2017: Marvellous Muguruza the new Queen of SW19 speaks on her triumph
Wimbledon 2017: Marvellous Muguruza the new Queen of SW19 speaks on her triumph
Hear Garbine Muguruza, who defeated Venus Williams to claim her first Wimbledon Ladies Singles title.
Wimbledon 2017 - Day 10 Review - Vintage Venus sets up Muguruza final
Wimbledon 2017 - Day 10 Review - Vintage Venus sets up Muguruza final
Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza sealed their places in the Ladies final with dominant victories on Day 10.
Wimbledon 2017, Day 8 Review: Johanna Konta keeps Grand Slam dreams alive
Wimbledon 2017, Day 8 Review: Johanna Konta keeps Grand Slam dreams alive
World number two Simona Halep is sent packing in the Ladies' quarter-final day at the All England Club.
Wimbledon 2017: The Top 5 WTA performers so far
Wimbledon 2017: The Top 5 WTA performers so far
Here are the Top 5 WTA performers from Wimbledon so far
Wimbledon 2017: Wawrinka shocked by Medvedev, Listen to Murray, Nadal and Medvedev in Day 1 review
Wimbledon 2017: Wawrinka shocked by Medvedev, Listen to Murray, Nadal and Medvedev in Day 1 review
We hear from the ecstatic 21-year-old as well as Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams.
2017 French Open: Top 5 upsets from the Women's Singles tournament so far
2017 French Open: Top 5 upsets from the Women's Singles tournament so far
The list of high-profile exits also includes the defending Champion.
Roland Garros 2017 diary: Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem, the freaks of nature
Roland Garros 2017 diary: Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem, the freaks of nature
It was an eventful Day 4 at the 2017 French Open, with Nadal, Venus and Thiem all coming away victors.
Miami Open 2017 WTA Draw analysis: Tough road for Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova has it easier
Miami Open 2017 WTA Draw analysis: Tough road for Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova has it easier
The Miami Open main draw kicks off on Tuesday.
Indian Wells women's draw analysis: Can Angelique Kerber celebrate her return to No. 1 by winning the title?
Indian Wells women's draw analysis: Can Angelique Kerber celebrate her return to No. 1 by winning the title?
Angelique Kerber returns to World No. 1 ahead of Indian Wells after Serena Williams withdrew from the tournament.
5 fastest serves in Women's tennis history
5 fastest serves in Women's tennis history
Here's a list of the top five fastest serves in Women's tennis history.
5 Best Servers in Women's Tennis Today
5 Best Servers in Women's Tennis Today
A robust, strong serve is one of the best weapons in a player's arsenal, and getting a good first serve in helps a player declare themselves from ...
A look back at the most inspiring tennis victories of recent times on the WTA Tour
A look back at the most inspiring tennis victories of recent times on the WTA Tour
Here's a look back at some of the most emotional and inspiring victories in recent memory on the WTA tour.
2017 - The Year of the Forgotten
2017 - The Year of the Forgotten
How 2017 has brought with it a sense of nostalgia of the days long gone.
An Australian Open that took us back to our childhood
An Australian Open that took us back to our childhood
For the tennis fans that have spent their childhood glued to every final clash, the Australian Open 2017 was a memorable affair.
Australian Open 2017: A tug at the heartstrings
Australian Open 2017: A tug at the heartstrings
The Australian Open was about the six tennis virtuosos who turned this tale into a fairytale - Williams sisters, Bryan brothers and Fedal.
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