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Venus Williams
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Williams in 2012
Country  United States
Residence Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.
Born June 17, 1980 (1980-06-17) (age 40)
Lynwood, California, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned pro October 31, 1994 (age 14)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$41,234,270 (As of March 18, 2019)
  • 2nd in all-time rankings (female)
Official website venuswilliams.com
Singles
Career record 800–236 (77.22%)
Career titles 49 WTA, 0 ITF
Highest ranking No. 1 (February 25, 2002)
Current ranking No. 36 (March 11, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (2003, 2017)
French Open F (2002)
Wimbledon W (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008)
US Open W (2000, 2001)
Other tournaments
Championships W (2008)
Doubles
Career record 185–35 (84.09%)
Career titles 22 WTA, 0 ITF
Highest ranking No. 1 (June 7, 2010)
Current ranking No. 201 (November 5, 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2001, 2003, 2009, 2010)
French Open W (1999, 2010)
Wimbledon W (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016)
US Open W (1999, 2009)
Other Doubles tournaments
Championships SF (2009)
Mixed Doubles
Career record 28–7 (80%)
Career titles 2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1998)
French Open W (1998)
Wimbledon F (2006)
US Open QF (1998)
Other Mixed Doubles tournaments
Team Competitions
Fed Cup W (1999), Record 21–4
Hopman Cup RR (2013)
Last updated on: March 10, 2019.

Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born July 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 37 in singles as of January 17, 2014. She is an Olympic gold medalist who has won 7 Grand Slam titles. She was ranked World No. 24 as of October 22, 2012 in singles.

Williams is the older sister of fellow former World No. 1 tennis player Serena Williams. The Williams sisters are noted for their power games. Venus holds the record for the fastest serve by a female player in a main draw match (128.8 mph).

Like her sister Serena Williams she is a Jehovah's Witness.

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