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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.. Emeril Lagasse also has a line of kitchen knives made by Wusthof. Grand slam events in boldface. Emeril Lagasse is also an accomplished drummer. Grand slam events in boldface.. Recently he has appeared in Crest toothpaste commercials yelling his trademark "Bam!". In 2005, Williams' ranking has fallen to #16. Emeril briefly starred in a self-titled TV sitcom on NBC during the fall 2001 season, but it was canceled after a few episodes and widely panned by critics.

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. Indeed, many of his restaurants are located in New Orleans, Louisiana as well as his corporate office, Emeril's Homebase. Recently, Willams' results have steadily declined. Emeril is mainly known for his emphasis on Creole and Cajun cooking styles. 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. Emeril has written several best-selling cookbooks, including Emeril's New New Orleans Cooking, his first book which was published in 1993, to From Emeril's Kitchen, published in 2003. She lost to her sister Serena, 6-4, 4-6, 2-6. As of November 2003, Emeril Lagasse was the chef/proprietor of nine restaurants when Emeril's Miami Beach opened.

In 2003, Williams played at the 2003 Wimbledon finals despite suffering an abdominal injury. Lagasse initially gained fame in the culinary world after opening his first restaurant, "Emeril's Restaurant", in New Orleans in 1990, which was dubbed "Restaurant of the Year" in Esquire magazine of that year. 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. Emeril is known for his light and jovial hosting style as well as several catchphrases, including "Bam!" and "Kick it up a notch", usually said after or before adding something spicy to a dish (respectively). In 2002 and 2003 Venus achieved five singles major finals but lost all of them to her sister Serena. Emeril also often suggested that viewers of his show create their own spice blends that reflect their personal tastes and be unafraid to use them to customize the dishes he would teach. Open in singles and defended both titles in 2001. The term "Essence" in the title refers to the name of a spice blend of his own concoction that he sometimes uses in his cooking.

In 2000 she won the Wimbledon championship and the U.S. After several appearances on several other FoodTV programs, he got his own show called "The Essence of Emeril". 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. Lagasse joined Food Network in 1993 with one of its first shows, How to Boil Water. Venus turned professional in the 1990s and went on to have a very lucrative tennis career. Emeril is most well-known for his TV show Emeril Live on the Food Network, one of its highest-rated programs. 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. Emeril Lagasse (born October 15, 1959 in Fall River, Massachusetts) is a chef, celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, and writer.

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

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

2001: Australian Open. 2000: Summer Olympics-Sydney. 2000: Wimbledon. Open.

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

1998: Oklahoma City.

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