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Venus Williams

Country: United States
Residence: Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 160 lbs. (72.5 kg)
Plays: Right
Turned pro: October 1994
Highest singles ranking: 1 (February 25, 2002)
Singles titles: 32
Career Prize Money: $14,815,188
Grand Slam Record
Titles: 4
Australian Open F (2003)
French Open F (2002)
Wimbledon W (2000, '01)
U.S. Open W (2000, '01)

Venus Ebone Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an former World No. 1 tennis champion who was born in Lynwood, California, United States. She is the daughter of Richard and Oracene Williams and the sister of another tennis champion, Serena Williams.

Early life

When the Williams sisters (who are five in total) were young, they were moved to Compton, California. There, they sometimes had to dodge bullets while practicing tennis at local public courts. Their father Richard used to take all five of his daughters to the courts in hopes that someday at least one of them would reach sporting glory and move them into a better place.

Venus as a young girl became one of California's top young tennis players, and she and her sister Serena shared the top seed as California's best young players for a long time.

Tennis career

Venus turned professional in the 1990s and went on to have a very lucrative tennis career. She has garnered many important championships, including two Gold medals at the Sydney Summer Olympics in 2000, the Fed Cup, the 1999 French Open doubles (with sister Serena as her partner) and 5 other doubles and 2 mixed doubles grand slams, the Oklahoma City Tennis championship, the Italian Open, and the Hamburg Open. In 2000 she won the Wimbledon championship and the U.S. Open in singles and defended both titles in 2001. In 2002 and 2003 Venus achieved five singles major finals but lost all of them to her sister Serena.

When Venus and Serena won the 1999 French Open doubles title, they became the first pair of sisters to win a doubles title in the 20th century.

In 2003, Williams played at the 2003 Wimbledon finals despite suffering an abdominal injury. She lost to her sister Serena, 6-4, 4-6, 2-6.

Williams' older sister, Yetunde Price, was killed by gunshots in the Compton area as she and a male driver passed by inside a car, on the morning of September 14, 2003.

Recently, Willams' results have steadily declined. After finishing an injury plagued 2003 season ranked 11, Williams rebounded into the top 10 for a year end #9 ranking in 2004, but for the first time since 1997, she failed to qualify for the WTA Tour's annual Year Ending Championships in Los Angeles. In 2005, Williams' ranking has fallen to #16.

Titles (41)

Singles (32)

Singles Finalist (20)

Grand slam events in boldface.

Doubles (10)

Grand slam events in boldface. Doubles partner sister Serena Williams.


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Doubles partner sister Serena Williams.. He has also made guest appearances on the television shows Lizzie McGuire and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Grand slam events in boldface. His latest work is a starring role as the voice of the Zebra, Stripes, in the 2005 film Racing Stripes. Grand slam events in boldface.. He had starring roles in the film Agent Cody Banks (2003), as well as the sequel Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004). In 2005, Williams' ranking has fallen to #16. He was also part of the ensemble for the 2002 gang film Deuces Wild.

After finishing an injury plagued 2003 season ranked 11, Williams rebounded into the top 10 for a year end #9 ranking in 2004, but for the first time since 1997, she failed to qualify for the WTA Tour's annual Year Ending Championships in Los Angeles. He had a moderate-sized hit with the 2002 release Big Fat Liar, which teamed him with Amanda Bynes as a pair of students seeking revenge on a sleazy movie producer (Paul Giamatti) who steals their idea. Recently, Willams' results have steadily declined. Dolittle 2 (2001). Williams' older sister, Yetunde Price, was killed by gunshots in the Compton area as she and a male driver passed by inside a car, on the morning of September 14, 2003. Muniz then contributed a voice to the animal cast of Dr. She lost to her sister Serena, 6-4, 4-6, 2-6. Muniz's first starring role on the big screen was as Willie Morris in the family period piece My Dog Skip (2000), released right around the time of the Malcolm pilot.

In 2003, Williams played at the 2003 Wimbledon finals despite suffering an abdominal injury. He was twice nominated for Golden Globes in 2000 and 2001, and was honored with the Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award for his work in the series. When Venus and Serena won the 1999 French Open doubles title, they became the first pair of sisters to win a doubles title in the 20th century. Matriarch Jane Kaczmarek may have received the lion's share, but it was Muniz's job to anchor the show with his narration and his central role in many of the dysfunctional, envelope-pushing plots. In 2002 and 2003 Venus achieved five singles major finals but lost all of them to her sister Serena. Fox premiered Malcolm in the Middle as a mid-season replacement in 2000, and the show was quickly swamped with accolades. Open in singles and defended both titles in 2001. A small role in Lost & Found (1999) led up to the breakthrough that would make him a familiar face in millions of households.

In 2000 she won the Wimbledon championship and the U.S. He next appeared in the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of What the Deaf Man Heard (1997). She has garnered many important championships, including two Gold medals at the Sydney Summer Olympics in 2000, the Fed Cup, the 1999 French Open doubles (with sister Serena as her partner) and 5 other doubles and 2 mixed doubles grand slams, the Oklahoma City Tennis championship, the Italian Open, and the Hamburg Open. Muniz made his television debut in the made-for-TV movie To Dance With Olivia (1997), starring Lou Gossett Jr. Venus turned professional in the 1990s and went on to have a very lucrative tennis career. Productions of The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, and Our Town fleshed out his regional theater resumé. Venus as a young girl became one of California's top young tennis players, and she and her sister Serena shared the top seed as California's best young players for a long time. He was soon cast as Tiny Tim in a local production of A Christmas Carol, a role he reprised the next two seasons.

Their father Richard used to take all five of his daughters to the courts in hopes that someday at least one of them would reach sporting glory and move them into a better place. Muniz found his interest in acting ignited by watching his older sister in a play. There, they sometimes had to dodge bullets while practicing tennis at local public courts. His mother is of mixed Italian/Irish ancestry, and his father is Puerto Rican. When the Williams sisters (who are five in total) were young, they were moved to Compton, California. Muniz was born Francisco James Muņiz IV (whose middle name is uncomfirmed) in Ridgewood, New Jersey and was raised in Knightdale, NC. She is the daughter of Richard and Oracene Williams and the sister of another tennis champion, Serena Williams. He currently resides with his family in New Jersey.

1 tennis champion who was born in Lynwood, California, United States. He has also starred in several movies. Venus Ebone Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an former World No. Thursday, December 5, 1985) is an American actor better known as the star of the popular Fox Network television situation comedy, Malcolm in the Middle. 2003: Australian Open. Frankie Muniz (b. 2002: Wimbledon. Racing Stripes (2005).

2001: Australian Open. Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004). 2000: Summer Olympics-Sydney. Agent Cody Banks (2003). 2000: Wimbledon. Big Fat Liar (2002). Open. Dueces Wild (2001).

1999: U.S. My Dog Skip (2000). 1999: French Open. 1999: Hannover. 1998: Zurich.

1998: Oklahoma City.

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