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Venus Williams

Venus Williams is known as a pro tennis player. She is most famous for being a champion women's tennis player and four-time Olympic gold medalist.

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Background and Age

Venus Ebony Starr Williams was born on June 17, 1980, in Lynwood, California. One of Richard and Oracene Williams' five little girls, Venus, alongside her more youthful sister, Serena, would go on to become huge tennis stars. By the age of 10, Williams' serve beat a speed of 100 miles per hour, a weapon she used to go 63-0 on the United States Tennis Association junior tour.

Career and Net Worth

On October 31, 1994, Venus turned pro. She proved she was more than prepared for this when, in her first match, she beat No. 50-seeded Shaun Stafford at the Bank of the West Classic in California. It was a pivotal event for the Williams family. Richard, in particular, wasn't reluctant to let the tennis world know that his young ladies were going to change the game.

At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, Williams won the gold award in the singles events, and after that took a second one with Serena in the doubles event. The sisters have acknowledged the other for pushing them in tennis, both as partners and as contenders. Together, the pair have won 13 Grand Slam duo titles and have squared off in excess of multiple times, including the finals of eight Grand Slam competitions.

Williams contended in only a few competitions in 2006 because of wrist damage, however she came back to shape in 2007, winning the singles title at Wimbledon. She repeated the triumph a year later, when she crushed Serena for a fifth career Wimbledon championship. A couple of months after the fact, the Williams sisters collaborated to catch the doubles title at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

In August 2019, while the greater part of the U.S. Open was rained out, unseeded Venus Williams still competed against No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina under the rooftop on Louis Armstrong. Svitolina served out a 6-4, 6-4 win, finishing Williams' 21st U.S. Open run in the second round.

Marriage, Husband and Kids

Venus is in a romantic relationship with a rich financier named Nicholas Hammond. Beforehand, Venus has dated a Cuban model named Elio Pis whom she met when he modeled for EleVen Fashion line in 2012. She was additionally in a romantic relationship with a golf player named Hank Kuehne, their relationship went on for around three years but the couple separated in 2010.


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Last Modified: Sep 7 2020
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