Venus Williams is an American Professional tennis player born on June 17, 1980, in Lynwood, California. She is a former world No. 1 and ranked World No. 11 in singles as of February 1, 2015. In 1994 she turned pro in tennis at the age of 14. Then she won seven Grand Slam titles and an Olympic Gold Medal in singles play. On February 2002, she became the World No. 1 for the first time.
Venus has been ranked World No. 1 in singles for a total of eleven weeks by Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) on three separate occasions. She is the first black American woman to achieve this during the Open Era.
Williams also teamed up with her sister Serena Williams to win several titles. She continued boosting her career even after diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2011. She is also regarded as all-time greats of women’s tennis.
Venus has won four Gold Medals in Olympic. Three in women’s double with her sister Serena and one in singles. Williams sister have won more Olympic gold medals than any other female tennis player. Sydney Olympic 2000, she defeated Elena Dementieva of Russia to 6-2, 6-4 in the final. This was her first Gold medal of Olympic in tennis career. Same year, in women’s double she won another Gold medal sharing with her sister. Later she won two Gold Medals on 2008 and 2012 in women’s double with partner Serena Williams.
Trophies for Venus Williams
Here are the list of the main trophy title for professional tennis player Venus Williams;
- 43 SINGLES TITLES
- 19 DOUBLES TITLES
- 4 GOLD MEDALS
- 2 US OPEN DOUBLES TITLES
- 2 US OPEN SINGLES TITLES
- 2 FRENCH OPEN DOUBLES TITLES
- 5 WIMBLEDON DOUBLES TITLES
- 5 WIMBLEDON SINGLES TITLES
- 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN DOUBLES TITLES
- 1 SINGLES GOLD MEDAL
- 3 DOUBLES GOLD MEDALS
Venus Williams is also active in a number of social causes. She is working on promoting gender equality throughout the world being close with UNESCO. With charity and events for AIDS & HIV, At-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths, Children, Creative Arts, Education, Health, and Miscellaneous sports Williams is being active in social aspects.
Besides tennis and court, Williams has also presented her keen interest in varied number of activities. She has launched her own interior design company, which works on residential projects throughout the country. Williams has also earned a certificate in interior design course. She has started a clothing line, as well as collection of women’s apparel for Wilson’s leather.