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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.. The true Trinity were Christy, Yasmin LeBon & Gail Elliott. Grand slam events in boldface. Formed by fashion photographer Steven Meisel & model agent Gerald Marie (Linda's then Husband). Grand slam events in boldface.. Christy along with Namoi and Linda were frequently booked together and then became know as the "Trinity". In 2005, Williams' ranking has fallen to #16. Christy became apart of a band of models in the Supermodel movement in 1988 along with Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymore and Tatjana Patitz.

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. She is also widely respected in the fashion industry as one of the friendliest and most professional models in he business. Recently, Willams' results have steadily declined. Although she is accredited of being one of the most successful Supermodels in history, Christy has rejected the label of Supermodel out of respect. 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. She is one of only a few models to appear on the cover of 300+ magazines. She lost to her sister Serena, 6-4, 4-6, 2-6. Numerous million dollar contracts like Maybelline, Chanel & Calvin Klein.

In 2003, Williams played at the 2003 Wimbledon finals despite suffering an abdominal injury. Christy's modeling career accomplishments are a long list. 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. Nuala (http://nuala.puma.com/), a Active Womens Clothing Line and Mahanuala (http://www.mahanuala.com/) a Womens Yoga-Wear line. In 2002 and 2003 Venus achieved five singles major finals but lost all of them to her sister Serena. And a two clothing lines, sponsored with Puma (http://puma.com/pindex.jsp). Open in singles and defended both titles in 2001. A skincare line, Sundari (http://sundari.com/).

In 2000 she won the Wimbledon championship and the U.S. Christy started three successful business ventures. 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. Christy appeared in the hit documentry about fashion designer Issac Mizrahi, titled Unzipped (http://imdb.com/title/tt0114805/) and the Fashion mockumentry film, Prêt-à-Porter (http://imdb.com/title/tt0110907/) by famed director Robert Altman. Venus turned professional in the 1990s and went on to have a very lucrative tennis career. A Bio Documentry was done of her life on the Fashion Runways by director Robert Leacock, titled Catwalk (http://imdb.com/title/tt0112646/?fr=c2l0ZT1kZnxteD0yMHxsbT01MDB8dHQ9b258ZmI9dXxwbj0wfHE9Y2F0d2Fsa3xodG1sPTF8bm09b24_;fc=2;ft=21;fm=1). The Documentry was filmed in 1993 and premiered in 1996. 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. Author of one book, Living Yoga: Creating A Life Practice (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0786868066/qid=1115654073/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/103-9941295-1118235?v=glance&s=books&n=507846). She has been practicing Yoga for almost 15 years.

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. They have one child. There, they sometimes had to dodge bullets while practicing tennis at local public courts. She is married to the actor-filmmaker Edward Burns. When the Williams sisters (who are five in total) were young, they were moved to Compton, California. Smoking is Ugly (http://www.smokingisugly.com). She is the daughter of Richard and Oracene Williams and the sister of another tennis champion, Serena Williams. An ex-smoker whose father died of lung cancer, Turlington is an anti-smoking activist.

1 tennis champion who was born in Lynwood, California, United States. She is an American with El Salvadorian roots. Venus Ebone Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an former World No. Turlington hails from Danville, California. 2003: Australian Open. She is also co-founder of the Fashion Café. 2002: Wimbledon. Giorgio Armani has used her talents to display his designs on the runway.

2001: Australian Open. She had also worked on various Maybelline Cosmetic campaigns. 2000: Summer Olympics-Sydney. Christy Turlington (born January 2, 1969 in Walnut Creek, California) is an American supermodel best known for representing Calvin Klein fragrances since 1987. 2000: Wimbledon. Open.

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

1998: Oklahoma City.

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