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Who is Venus Williams?

Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player. A former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles, Williams has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, five at Wimbledon and two at the US Open. She is widely regarded as one of the all-time greats of the sport.

Venus Williams’ Wardrobe Malfunction During Chris Rock Slap (Photos)

Will Smith’s decision to slap Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars led to some unexpected ramifications.

For starters, it completely stole the show at the awards. Nothing that happened before or after the moment mattered, including Smith’s Best Actor victory for his portrayal as Richard Williams in King Richard.

Beyond that, it also led to a cascade of sports media personalities speaking out about what transpired. Everyone from tennis GOAT Serena Williams to polarizing Patrick Mahomes wife Brittany Matthews weighed in.

Most importantly, though – it was so shocking of a moment that it led to Venus Williams suffering a wardrobe malfunction when it happened.

That’s certainly a cause-your-breast-to-pop-out-of-your-shirt moment if ever there was one.

Interestingly enough, while Smith has received something of a polarizing reaction for opting to get violent with Rock, at least one person seems to be in his corner: son, Jaden.

Venus Williams Biography, Wiki

Venus was born in Lynwood, California, and moved with her family to West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 10. Both the Williams sisters joined Rick Macci’s tennis academy upon arriving in Florida, although their parents Richard and Oracene Price remained their primary coaches for a long time.

Venus had compiled a flawless 63-0 record on the United States Tennis Association junior tour, but withdrew from national competitions at the age of 11, upon the insistence of her father Richard.

Both Venus and Serena then joined the pro tour in their late teens, and many attribute their longevity to the fact that they didn’t burn themselves out early on.

In 2003 Venus faced a great personal tragedy, as her half-sister Yetunde Price was killed after getting caught in the crossfire of a gang-related shootout.

In 2011, Venus was diagnosed with the auto-immune disease called Sjogren’s Syndrome, which severely affected her stamina on the court. After weeks of treatment including a change in diet, Venus returned to the tour and slowly started getting back to her old self.

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.

Venus Williams Biography Wikipedia
Venus Williams
BornJune 17, 1980 (age 41)
Lynwood, California, U.S.
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned proOctober 31, 1994 (aged 14)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeIndiana University East (BSBA)
CoachRichard Williams, Oracene Price, David Witt (2007–2018), Eric Hechtman (2019–present)
Prize moneyUS$42,173,992, 2nd in all-time rankings

Venus Williams Career

At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Williams captured the gold medal in the singles competition and claimed a gold medal with her sister in the doubles event. In 2002 Serena defeated Venus in the finals of the French Open, the U.S. Open, and Wimbledon, but in 2005 Venus captured the Wimbledon championship.

She struggled with injuries and competed in only a few tournaments the following year but went on to win her fourth Wimbledon in 2007. In 2008 Venus defeated Serena for a fifth career Wimbledon title, placing her fifth all-time in women’s Wimbledon singles championships.

That same year the Williams sisters won their second Olympic gold medal in tennis doubles, this time in Beijing. The following year they met again at the finals of Wimbledon, though this time Serena prevailed.

In the ensuing years, Venus’s play declined, though in 2016 she won her 49th tournament. She did not return to a Grand Slam singles final until the 2017 Australian Open, where she lost to Serena. Later that year Venus reached the finals at Wimbledon but was defeated.

Venus Williams Awards and Achievements

Venus created many firsts as she sprinted across the courts in the early 2000s. Here is a list of her most impressive records:

  • First African-American woman to ever be ranked World No. 1
  • First player ranked outside the top 50 to reach the US Open final (1997), and one of only two women (along with Pam Shriver in 1978) to reach the US Open final on her first attempt
  • One of only two women (along with sister Serena) to win 4 Olympics gold medals in tennis
  • One of only two players (male or female) to win 5 Olympics medals, and to win an Olympic medal in singles, doubles and mixed doubles (both records shared with Kathleen McKane Godfree)
  • Only player ever to win an Olympic medal in 4 different editions of the Games
  • Most appearances in Grand Slams singles draws (80)
  • Lowest ranked (31st) and lowest-seeded (23rd) woman to ever win Wimbledon (2007)
  • Held the record for fastest ever serve by a woman (129mph) for 7 years, until Sabine Lisicki broke it in 2014

Venus Williams FAQ’s

Who is Venus Williams?

Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player. A former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles, Williams has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, five at Wimbledon and two at the US Open. She is widely regarded as one of the all-time greats of the sport.

How old is Venus Williams?

Venus Williams is currently 31 years old.

How many gold medals have Venus Williams won?

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.

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