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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.. Acuff is also known for her career as a model, appearing in men's publications such as Maxim, FHM, and most recently, Playboy. Grand slam events in boldface. Country musician Roy Acuff was her grandfather's second cousin. Grand slam events in boldface.. Acuff lives in Austin, Texas and is an alumna of UCLA. In 2005, Williams' ranking has fallen to #16. Amy Acuff lays claim to the following titles:.

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. An aggressive high jump competitor, Acuff competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics as a member of USA Track and Field and a three-time Olympian. Recently, Willams' results have steadily declined. United States athlete Amy Acuff (July 14, 1975-) was born in Port Arthur, Texas. 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. USA Track and Field profile (http://www.usatf.org/athletes/bios/Acuff_Amy.asp). She lost to her sister Serena, 6-4, 4-6, 2-6. Amy's official website (http://www.amyacuff.org).

In 2003, Williams played at the 2003 Wimbledon finals despite suffering an abdominal injury. Indoor Champion 2004. 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. U.S. In 2002 and 2003 Venus achieved five singles major finals but lost all of them to her sister Serena. Outdoor Champion 2003. Open in singles and defended both titles in 2001. U.S.

In 2000 she won the Wimbledon championship and the U.S. Outdoor Champion 2001. 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. U.S. Venus turned professional in the 1990s and went on to have a very lucrative tennis career. Indoor Champion 2001. 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. U.S.

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. Outdoor Champion 1997. There, they sometimes had to dodge bullets while practicing tennis at local public courts. U.S. When the Williams sisters (who are five in total) were young, they were moved to Compton, California. NCAA Indoor Champion 1997. She is the daughter of Richard and Oracene Williams and the sister of another tennis champion, Serena Williams. World University Games Champion 1997.

1 tennis champion who was born in Lynwood, California, United States. NCAA Outdoor Champion 1996. Venus Ebone Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an former World No. Outdoor Champion 1995. 2003: Australian Open. U.S. 2002: Wimbledon. NCAA Outdoor Champion 1995.

2001: Australian Open. NCAA Indoor Champion 1995. 2000: Summer Olympics-Sydney. NCAA Indoor Champion 1994. 2000: Wimbledon. Open.

1999: U.S. 1999: French Open. 1999: Hannover. 1998: Zurich.

1998: Oklahoma City.

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