Venus Williams Biography


Venus Williams lived in Compton, Los Angeles, rose from a difficult childhood to become a champion woman’s tennis player and a four-time Olympic gold medalist.

Who is Venus Williams?

Venus Williams began playing tennis at the Los Angeles public courts. She became a professional tennis player in 1994 and won seven Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal for singles play. Serena Williams, Venus Williams’ sister, is also a top tennis player. In addition to winning several doubles championships together with her sister Serena Williams. She was also diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2011.

Early life:

Venus Ebony Starr Williams, the daughter of Richard and Oracene Williams, was born in Lynwood (California) on June 17, 1980. Williams was introduced to tennis by her father, Richard Williams, who played on Los Angeles’ public courts. The court is not far from Williams’ Compton home.

Turning Professional:

Williams’ serve reached 100 mph by the age of 10. She was also able to play 63-0 on the junior United States Tennis Association junior tour. William turned professional on October 31, 1994. She defeated No.50-seeded Shaun Stafford in her first match at the Bank of the West Classic. The Williams family was thrilled by this momentous event.

Tennis Career:

Williams was the first American Open women’s finalist unseeded in 1997. Martina Hingis defeated her. Venus Williams won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2000. This opened the door to a $40 million contract with Reebok. In 2001, she defended her titles.

Williams won the gold medal in singles at the 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney, Australia. Serena took the second in doubles. As rivals and teammates, the sisters credit each other to push them to be better tennis players. The pair has won 13 Grand Slam doubles titles together, and they have fought more than 20 times, including in the finals of eight Grand Slam tournaments.

Venus Williams net worth:

Venus’ net worth was estimated at $95 million in 2021.

An American professional tennis player, is currently ranked No. 53 in the WTA singles ranking. She is widely considered to be one of the greatest women’s tennis players of all time.

Venus Williams engaged:

In 2019, Venus broke up with Nicholas Hammond, a multi-millionaire. The relationship was very public as Hammond attended Venus’ sister Serena Williams’ wedding and cheered on her at tournaments. According to reports, both ended their relationship on good terms.

Venus was in a long-term relationship with Cuban model Elio Pis before Hammond. Before Elio, Venus was in a long-term relationship with golfer Hank Kuehne. Since Venus recently said, “No, no boyfriend, Not looking for one.” it is likely that Venus is single.

Venus Williams retirement:

Venus is now in her 40s, but she still enjoys tennis and when she is not at her peak till then she has no plans to retire.

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