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Venus Williams© WTA
  • Nationality: USA ()
  • Birthdate: June 17, 1980
  • Birthplace: Lynwood, CA, USA
  • Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA
  • Turned Pro: Pro (October 31, 1994)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
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  • 2013 Final Ranking: 47
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  • Serena Fast Starter at US Open; Woz vs. Kuzy on Wednesday
  • right shoulder injury that contributed to a Rio Olympics loss nor a tough first-round opponent bothered world No. 1 Serena Williams on Tuesday as she moved safely into the second round at the US Open, defeating Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-3. "I got off to a fast start, ...
  • 2016-08-31
  • Kerber, Muguruza Opening Day Winners At US Open; Serena, Venus, Halep Tuesday
  • Saisai Zheng. In the late night match (really late!), Madison Keys and Alison Riske were locked in a tight battle. On Tuesday, the Williams sisters Serena and Venus return along with Simona Halep and Agnieszka Radwanska. ...
  • 2016-08-30
  • Flat Djokovic Wins In 4 At US Open; Nadal, Cilic Strong; Murray, Del Potro Open Play Tuesday
  • (BEL) vs. Simona Halep (ROU)[5] Not Before: 1:00 PM Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Stan Wawrinka (SUI)[3] Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) vs. Venus Williams (USA)[6] Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM Start Serena Williams (USA)[1] vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs. Andy Murray (GB...
  • 2016-08-30
  • Djokovic, Nadal, Kerber Kick Things Off On Day 1 At The US Open
  • Open champion Angelique Kerber and French Open winner Garbine Muguruza. Kerber is course in a race for the No. 1 ranking with Serena Williams. Americans will be led by John Isner, Madison Keys and Jack Sock, and they all play countryman! Isner collides with Frances Tiafoe, Sock...
  • 2016-08-28
  • US Open Women's Preview: Is Serena Too Old To Win? Can Kerber Claim No. 1?
  • Williams embarks on her quest for a 7th US Open title Tuesday night. But there are questions for the best female tennis player on the planet. She's got a shoulder issue, she's 34 going on 35 and she's on the edge of losing her No. 1 ranking to the on-coming Angelique Kerber. Yet, ...
  • 2016-08-28
  • Agnieszka Radwanska Beats Elina Svitolina To Win New Haven And US Open Series
  • all the time. It's really tough to play against her when she's getting each ball and playing so deep." Svitolina, who stunned Serena Williams at the Rio Olympics, will play Monday against Mandy Minella. ...
  • 2016-08-27
  • Almagro, Petkovic Capture Titles
  • to the regular array of stars? Prize money will also increase to $655K in 2012 and $1 million in 2013. Will it be enough to entice the Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova and Kim Clijsters and the "B"-level former No. 1s Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic away from the cash cow exhib...
  • 2011-05-22
  • Medina Garrigues, Vinci Win WTA Claycourt Titles at Estoril, Barcelona
  • I felt like she lost her concentration a little bit."It was the 10th career title for the Spaniard and ninth on clay, tying her with Venus Williams for most clay court titles among active players. The 29-year-old Barrois fell to 0-2 in career finals."Anabel plays with such heavy spin an...
  • 2011-04-30
  • More...
  • Serena Williams Defaulted, Clijsters Advances to US Open Final Against Wozniacki
  • Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Serena Williams Headline Water-Logged Tuesday French Open Schedule
  • Venus Williams Wins in Thriller; Federer v Roddick Monday at Sony Miami
  • Williams Sisters Book QF Meeting at US Open; Federer v Isner Monday
  • Wimbledon Seedings: Federer Gets No Bump, Williams Sisters Rise
  • US Open Draw Previews: Favorites Federer, Serena Williams Easy Starts


  • Recent fan comments for Venus Williams:


    ashanti
    Says:

    hi queen of the court you rocks with your designs love you!!!!!!!!

    Posted on May 1, 2013 at 09:43 ET



    kinadie bennett
    Says:

    She is a good woman but she needs to do one moore thing to influence her young fans the one's who want to play tennis teach them one day when she gets the chance to. Thats what i think would influence her fans to be great tennis players just like her.

    Posted on May 1, 2012 at 16:29 ET



    k90
    Says:

    i have too make up a game about you for my school so can you put up a lot more detail instead of all these links thank
    :)

    Posted on March 1, 2011 at 22:08 ET



    Nautica
    Says:

    , Venus Ebony Starr Willams . I am doing a report on you and i cannot find nothing but your birthday date and where you was born doesn't matter ill find something!!! Keep up the good Work !

    Posted on February 2, 2011 at 22:34 ET



    luna
    Says:

    this is boring i have to write a report on you ugh!

    Posted on February 8, 2011 at 08:37 ET



    Mallory
    Says:

    I'm writing a school report on you. :)

    Posted on October 7, 2010 at 15:51 ET



    adam
    Says:

    hey thank god we have venus in sky and in the erath .hi venus i don't care what people say .look for me your drsse look sexy

    Posted on May 7, 2010 at 11:49 ET



    venus
    Says:

    hey venus my name is venus too! could you send me an email on this thingy please!!! by the way i love your name!!!!

    Posted on May 1, 2010 at 19:18 ET



    cathrine
    Says:

    hey venus!! Im doing a hobby fair at my school all about you!! You are my role model and so is your sister! I look up to you a LOT!

    Posted on May 1, 2010 at 19:15 ET



    Bob
    Says:

    Hi Venus! Hope you get a chance to read this, you are a wonderful woman, and a true champion, and s great role model to our younger crowd, good luck to you in everything, and may our God Bless You. It is a treat to have you in this world, Venus.

    Posted on May 1, 2010 at 10:39 ET



    tyra
    Says:

    i am doing a report and i have to do a poem about you and a chart showing your average speed serves

    Posted on April 5, 2010 at 16:55 ET



    Hope&Trisatn <3
    Says:

    Hey Venus i am doing my biography on you at school and i was wondering if you had any things you would like to tell me any intersting facts? i need to know more information on you because i only have Four minutes and six seconds and i need five minutes i could use all the help possible! :) Thankyou Love always Trisran lover<3

    Posted on April 5, 2010 at 11:07 ET



    lusious
    Says:

    heyy im doinqq ma ela report on yuh...luv watchu dooo....cnt wait too learn more bout yuh...by33

    Posted on March 6, 2010 at 22:53 ET



    ryan
    Says:

    hey iam doing my bookreport on you venus!!!!!

    I SEE YOU OUT THERE PLAYING OUT THERE$$$$$$

    Posted on February 3, 2010 at 17:43 ET



    Autumn
    Says:

    H3Y VENUS UR MI FAVORITE TENNIS PLAYER U INSPIRRED MI TO PLAY TENNIS KEEP UP TH3 GOOD WORK
    FROM UR #1 FAN :)

    Posted on February 8, 2010 at 19:06 ET



    hannah
    Says:

    hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

    Posted on January 9, 2010 at 09:32 ET



    ALEXIS
    Says:

    HI I LOVE YOU AND I AM DOING MY BIOGRAPHICAL TEA ON YOU MY SISTER IS DOING VENUS TO HER NAME IS ALEXA AND ONE MORE THING I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.

    Posted on January 7, 2010 at 18:28 ET



    alexa
    Says:

    hi veuns i love you and i am doing you on my biographical tea and my lest thing is I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.

    Posted on January 7, 2010 at 18:24 ET



    Rocksta
    Says:

    Hi Ven. Time has rushed by and you are doing still well in the 'tennis'. I am glad. Congratulations for all the great achievements, and, all the best..(june29.09)

    Posted on June 9, 2009 at 06:01 ET



    chelsea
    Says:

    hey venus!!! omg i love you and your sister, you guys are like my role models!!! i am doing a tennis speach and i cant find any quotes that are awsome from you!!! any help? haha i know you wont but thats ok anyways well i love you you and ur sis rock tthe tennis worl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)))))))

    Posted on June 7, 2009 at 16:22 ET



    vivian
    Says:

    hi venus williams!! nice to meat you.

    Posted on May 3, 2009 at 23:00 ET



    Ebony and Lisa
    Says:

    HEY VENUS.W WE HAVE COLLECT HAVE YOU AND YOUR SISTER DOLLS.WE ALSO BEEN A HUGE FANS OF YOU AND YOUR SISTER.KEEP IT UP GIRL.

    Posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:21 ET



    Jean Louise
    Says:

    hi venus you are awesome and my role modle forever

    Posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:04 ET



    Kaya
    Says:

    Hi Venus,

    I wondered if you had any words of inspiration for my daughter who is in a similar situation as you were when you were growing up in your sport.

    I'm a single mom and not wealthy, but my daughter has excelled in the sport of volleyball. (very expensive)She is proving to be exceptional in the sport, but it has become very clear to me that she is not getting the treatment she deserves due to me, and what I believe is my outspokenness.

    I don't go into tirades or push her like she's a meal ticket. Her drive is purely her own. (I don't mean to sound suggestive) I just want to support her in in every way I can, and I refuse to sit idle when I see discrimination against anyone.

    I also happen to be a woman of color and she is blended. I think the comfort level of the predominantly non-colored people is a big part of our struggles.

    I don't want to hurt her success in the sport, I just don't know how to explain to her why she keeps getting cut short of her ambitions, without making myself look like the bad guy.

    If you have an Perls of experience and wisdom to share, I would be deeply grateful.

    Your words would be gospel. She would appreciate and can use any form of positive affirmation at this point.

    Thank you,
    Single Mom





    Posted on March 3, 2009 at 22:45 ET



    UniqueSkittles
    Says:

    OMG! Venus u rock and my dream is too play tennis like u and ur sister. I also did a biography project on u. I learned some intresting facts.
    Lots of Love,
    UniqueSkittles

    Posted on February 8, 2009 at 10:42 ET



    ALEXIS
    Says:

    hi venus i think that u r really cool!!!!
    i am doin u on my black history report


    Posted on February 7, 2009 at 18:04 ET



    BRI BRI
    Says:

    HI, VENUS W. I AM YOU ON MY BLACK HOSTORY PROJECT I AM A BIG FAN SO EXCUSE MY EXCITE NESS I AM SO HAPPY TO BE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on February 6, 2009 at 14:01 ET



    Perla &Zantasia
    Says:

    your are faviorte tennis player plus your sister too.we always wanted to go to yalls games.

    Posted on February 6, 2009 at 08:35 ET



    geegee
    Says:

    you are so great a tennic

    Posted on February 9, 2009 at 10:19 ET



    dea
    Says:

    I love tennis could you teii me more about you.


    Posted on February 8, 2009 at 09:19 ET



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