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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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In 2000 she won the Wimbledon championship and the U.S. The religious affiliations of the people of Alabama are as follows:. 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. Alabama is overwhelmingly Protestant. Venus turned professional in the 1990s and went on to have a very lucrative tennis career.
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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. -47th in its percentage of males. There, they sometimes had to dodge bullets while practicing tennis at local public courts. -48th in its percentage of people of mixed race. When the Williams sisters (who are five in total) were young, they were moved to Compton, California. -26th in its percentage of American Indians. She is the daughter of Richard and Oracene Williams and the sister of another tennis champion, Serena Williams. -44th in its percentage of Asians.

1 tennis champion who was born in Lynwood, California, United States. -43rd in its percentage of Hispanics. Venus Ebone Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an former World No. -7th in its percentage of Blacks. 2003: Australian Open. -32nd in its percentage of Whites. 2002: Wimbledon. Among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Alabama ranks:.

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1998: Oklahoma City. -48.3% male.
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Alabama's population is:.
. Census Bureau reports Alabama's 2000 population as 4,447,100, and estimates its 2003 population as 4,500,752. The U.S.

Its industrial outputs are paper, lumber and wood products, mining, rubber and plastic products, transportation equipment and apparel. Alabama's agricultural outputs are poultry and eggs, cattle, nursery stock, peanuts, cotton, vegetables, milk, and soybeans. The per capita income for the state was $26,505 in 2003. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the 2003 total gross state product was $132 billion.

The highest point is Mount Cheaha. About three-fifths of the land area is a gentle plain with a general incline towards the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. Alabama generally ranges in elevation from sea level at Mobile Bay, to a little more than 1800 feet or 550 meters near the Georgia state line. 3.2% of that is water, making Alabama 23rd in the amount of surface water. Alabama is the 30th largest state in the United States with 135,765 km2 (52,419 mi2) of total area.

Main article: Geography of Alabama. The current Alabama Constitution was adopted in 1901. Shelby (all three from the Republican Party). Sessions III and Richard C.

senators are Jefferson B. The current governor of the state is Bob Riley and the two U.S. Main article: Law and Government of Alabama. After the war a provisional government was set up in 1865 and Alabama was readmitted to the Union in June 1868.

While not many battles were fought in the state, it contributed about 120,000 soldiers to the Civil War. The state of Alabama seceded from the Union and became a Confederate state on January 11, 1861. Nevertheless, Alabama became the 22nd state in 1819. Later when the United States acquired the Louisiana Purchase and the Mississippi Territory, there was much controversy as to whether or not Alabama was included.

Nevertheless, when the French took over Louisiana they also took over the territory including Alabama. The English also claimed it as part of the province of Carolina. Alabama was once a region claimed by the Spaniards as part of Florida. Among Native American people once living in present Alabama were Alabama (Alibamu), Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Koasati, and Mobile.

Main article: History of Alabama. The USS Alabama and CSS Alabama were named in honor of this state. Alabama is a state located in the southern United States. Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. List of television stations in Alabama. Alabama Public Television, state wide public TV network. Music of Alabama.

Famous Alabamians. Language. Religion. Rankings.

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