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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.. In contrast, one of Crawford's last covers was an issue of "W" featuring a black-and-white nude of her very-pregnant profile, echoing a similar color cover photo years earlier by Demi Moore in a different magazine. Grand slam events in boldface. lang. Grand slam events in boldface.. During their marriage, the rumors had been further fueled (and mocked) by Crawford when she appeared on a magazine cover in a semi-provocative pose with the popular and openly homosexual singer k.d. In 2005, Williams' ranking has fallen to #16. Gere has also since become a father.

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. It was heavily rumoured that the marriage was a cover for their mutual homosexuality, but this was denied by both. Recently, Willams' results have steadily declined. Crawford is now happy in her second marriage to Randy Gerber (club owner) with two young children, Presely & Kaia. Crawford's first marriage to actor Richard Gere lasted from 1991 to 1995. 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. A 1997 Shape magazine survey of 4,000 picked her as the second (after Demi Moore) most beautiful woman in the world. She lost to her sister Serena, 6-4, 4-6, 2-6. She has been featured on the cover of more than 600 magazines worldwide including Vogue, W, People, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE and Allure.

In 2003, Williams played at the 2003 Wimbledon finals despite suffering an abdominal injury. She was ranked number 5 on Playboy's list of the 100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th century. 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. She was the first modern supermodel to pose for Playboy magazine. In 2002 and 2003 Venus achieved five singles major finals but lost all of them to her sister Serena. Crawford is just over 5 feet 9 inches tall and has a slim, well-toned figure. Open in singles and defended both titles in 2001. Fair Game took $11 million at the box office.

In 2000 she won the Wimbledon championship and the U.S. Her performance was dismissed by critics, and the greenlighting of a $50 million film on the assumption that she would be a good actress was described in the magazine Total Film in 2004 as the 7th "dumbest decision in movie history". 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 1995 Crawford took her first movie role in Fair Game. Venus turned professional in the 1990s and went on to have a very lucrative tennis career. In 1992, roadside posters of her had to be removed in Norway when authorities noticed a 300% increase in the accident rate as motorists were distracted by them. 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. From 1989 to 1995, Crawford was host of MTV's House of Style.

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. She continues to provide celebrity endorsement for a variety of projects. There, they sometimes had to dodge bullets while practicing tennis at local public courts. A series of exercise videos that she made were successful; her acting pursuits were not so. When the Williams sisters (who are five in total) were young, they were moved to Compton, California. She is best known as a world famous Supermodel. Born in DeKalb, Illinois, her trademark is a visible mole on her face (although most people refer to it as a "beauty mark"). She is the daughter of Richard and Oracene Williams and the sister of another tennis champion, Serena Williams. Cynthia Ann Crawford (born February 20, 1966) is an American supermodel and actress.

1 tennis champion who was born in Lynwood, California, United States. as Kate McQueen. Venus Ebone Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an former World No. Fair Game (1995) .. 2003: Australian Open. as VIP Patron. 2002: Wimbledon. 54 (1998) ..

2001: Australian Open. as Sandra. 2000: Summer Olympics-Sydney. The Simian Line (2000) .. 2000: Wimbledon. Open.

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

1998: Oklahoma City.

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