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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.. On February 12, 2005 Iverson scored a career-high 60 points against the Orlando Magic. Grand slam events in boldface. The explicit lyrics of the album caused an uproar in Philadelphia, prompting him to stop the release before it hit the shelves. Grand slam events in boldface.. Iverson also attempted to release a rap album named "40 Bars" under the alias "Jewelz". In 2005, Williams' ranking has fallen to #16. One such incident involved a family party where he allegedly threatened his wife with a handgun, but was later acquitted of the charges.

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. Dating back to his teenage years, Iverson has had some run-ins with the law. Recently, Willams' results have steadily declined. Iverson has at times been a controversial personality in the NBA. 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. Gold had been expected from a team stacked with NBA players. She lost to her sister Serena, 6-4, 4-6, 2-6. Things did not go as planned for the American team, however, as they returned home with only a bronze medal.

In 2003, Williams played at the 2003 Wimbledon finals despite suffering an abdominal injury. Iverson later reunited with Larry Brown as a member and co-captain of the 2004 USA Olympics basketball team. 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. We're talking about practice". In 2002 and 2003 Venus achieved five singles major finals but lost all of them to her sister Serena. We're not even talking about the game, the actual game, when it matters. Open in singles and defended both titles in 2001. After the 76ers were defeated in the first round of the 2002 playoffs and Iverson was criticized by Brown for missing practices, Iverson held a press conference in which he said "We're talking about practice.

In 2000 she won the Wimbledon championship and the U.S. He had a love-hate relationship with Brown, however. 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. He has leveled lavish praise on coach Larry Brown, often saying that he would not have reached the heights that he has in the sport without Brown's guidance. Venus turned professional in the 1990s and went on to have a very lucrative tennis career. These rules limited his effectiveness over the next few years, but he was still able lead the NBA in steals and minutes played while maintaining his high scoring averages. 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. The NBA changed several rules the next offseason, most notably allowing zone defenses.

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. Most of the basketball world expected the Lakers to sweep through the finals, but Allen Iverson carried his team to a shocking overtime victory in the opener at Los Angeles, and nearly upset the Lakers again in game two. There, they sometimes had to dodge bullets while practicing tennis at local public courts. In these finals, the Sixers faced Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, who had reached the final series undefeated throughout the playoffs. When the Williams sisters (who are five in total) were young, they were moved to Compton, California. He had his best season in 2001, leading the league in scoring, winning the MVP award, and reaching the NBA Finals. She is the daughter of Richard and Oracene Williams and the sister of another tennis champion, Serena Williams. As a rookie he quickly gained national popularity for a famous crossover dribble he made while being guarded by Michael Jordan.

1 tennis champion who was born in Lynwood, California, United States. Later known as "The Answer," Iverson was drafted as the first pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and has led the team in scoring ever since. Venus Ebone Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an former World No. He opted for basketball, enrolling at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., which does not play top-level football. 2003: Australian Open. While attending Bethel High School in Hampton, Iverson was a spectacular all-around athlete who was regarded not only as one of the top basketball players in the country, but also arguably the country's top high school football quarterback. 2002: Wimbledon. He is an all-star point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers.

2001: Australian Open. Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975 in Hampton, Virginia) is an American basketball player. 2000: Summer Olympics-Sydney. 2000: Wimbledon. Open.

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

1998: Oklahoma City.

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