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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. Its population has grown 34% (2.2 million) from its 1990 levels, making it one of the fastest-growing states in the country. 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. As of 2003, the population of Georgia was 8,684,715, making it the 10th most populous state. Venus turned professional in the 1990s and went on to have a very lucrative tennis career. Its industrial outputs are textiles and apparel, transportation equipment, food processing, paper products, chemical products, electric equipment, and tourism. 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. Georgia's agricultural outputs are poultry and eggs, peanuts, cattle, hogs, dairy products, and vegetables.

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. Its per capita personal income for 2003 put it 31st in the nation at $29,000. There, they sometimes had to dodge bullets while practicing tennis at local public courts. Georgia's 2003 total gross state product was $320 billion. When the Williams sisters (who are five in total) were young, they were moved to Compton, California. Several highways and short line railroads also traverse the state. She is the daughter of Richard and Oracene Williams and the sister of another tennis champion, Serena Williams. Atlanta is still a major railroad hub for CSX and Norfolk Southern, in addition to being a major airport hub now as well.

1 tennis champion who was born in Lynwood, California, United States. Georgia is also the largest state east of the Mississippi River, since West Virginia seceded from Virginia during the Civil War. Venus Ebone Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an former World No. The state is an important producer of cotton, tobacco, and forest products, notably the so-called "naval stores" such as turpentine and rosin from the pine forests. 2003: Australian Open. The capital is Atlanta, in the central part of northern Georgia, and the peach is a symbol of the state. 2002: Wimbledon. The highest point in Georgia is Brasstown Bald, 4784 feet (1458 m); the lowest point is sea level.

2001: Australian Open. The central piedmont extends from the foothills to the fall line, where the rivers cascade down in elevation to the continental coastal plain of the southern part of the state. 2000: Summer Olympics-Sydney. The northern part of the state is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the mountain system of the Appalachians. 2000: Wimbledon. Georgia is bordered on the south by Florida, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina, on the west by Alabama, and on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina. Open. (See: list of Georgia counties.).

1999: U.S. There is no true metropolitan government in Georgia, though the Atlanta Regional Commission and Georgia Regional Transportation Authority do provide some regional services, and the ARC must approve all major land development projects in metro Atlanta. 1999: French Open. All taxes are collected by the state and then properly distributed according to any agreements that each county has with its cities. 1999: Hannover. Up to 1% of a SPLOST can go to homestead exemptions. 1998: Zurich. Local taxes are almost always charged on groceries but never prescriptions.

1998: Oklahoma City. Counties participating in MARTA have another 1%, the city of Atlanta (in two counties) has the only city sales tax (1%, total 8%) for fixing its old sewers. Each county may add up to a 2% SPLOST. Georgia has a modest income tax and a 4% state sales tax, which is not applied to groceries or prescription drugs. So far, only Columbus, Augusta, and Athens have done this.

Georgia does not provide for townships or independent cities, but does allow consolidated city-county governments by local referendum. Conversely, the city of Sandy Springs is one of the largest in the state (over 80,000), but is not legally so since it is not yet incorporated, although a referendum is planned for the summer of 2005. Every incorporated town, no matter how small, is legally a city. Besides the counties, Georgia only defines cities as local units of government.

Georgia's Constitution provides all counties and cities with "home rule" authority, and so the county commissions have considerable power to pass legislation within their county as a municipality would. Counties in Georgia have their own elected legislative branch, usually called the Board of Commissioners, which usually also has executive authority in the county. Declaration of Independence. Gwinnett County was named after Button Gwinnett, one of the delegates from Georgia who signed the U.S.

Before 1932, there were 161, with Milton and Campbell being merged into Fulton at the end of 1931, during the Great Depression. Georgia also has 159 counties, the most of any state except Texas (254). House of Representatives. As of the 2001 reapportionment, the state has 13 congressmen and women in the U.S.

senators are Saxby Chambliss (Republican) and Johnny Isakson (Republican). At the federal level, Georgia's two U.S. Judges for the smaller courts are elected by the state's citizens who live within that court's jurisdiction to four-year terms. Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Court of Appeals are elected statewide by the citizens in non-partisan elections to six-year terms.

In addition, there are smaller courts which have more limited geographical jurisdiction, including State Courts, Superior Courts, Magistrate Courts and Probate Courts. State Judicial authority rests with the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, which have statewide authority. The state Constitution mandates a maximum of 56 Senators, elected from single-member districts, and a minimum of 180 Representatives, apportioned among representative districts (which sometimes results in more than one Representative per district); there are currently 56 Senators and 180 Representatives. The term of office for Senators and Representatives is two years. The Lieutenant Governor presides over the Senate, while the House of Representatives selects their own Speaker.

Legislative authority resides in the General Assembly, composed of the Senate and House of Representatives. (See: list of Georgia governors.). States, most of the executive officials who comprise the governor's cabinet are elected by the citizens of Georgia, rather than appointed by the governor. Unlike the federal government, but like many other U.S.

Both the governor and lieutenant governor are elected to four-year terms of office. The Lieutenant Governor, currently Mark Taylor (Democrat), is elected on a separate ballot. Executive authority in the state rests with the governor, currently Sonny Perdue (Republican). States and the federal government, Georgia's government is based on the separation of legislative, executive and judicial power.

As with all other U.S. The state capital is Atlanta. For over 130 years, from 1872 to 2003, Georgians only elected Democratic governors, and Democrats held the majority of seats in the General Assembly. Until recently, Georgia's state government had the longest unbroken record of single-party dominance of any state in the Union.

The state's legislature also met at other temporary sites, including Macon, especially during the Civil War. Georgia has had five "permanent" state capitals: colonial Savannah, which later alternated with Augusta; then for a decade at Louisville (pron. Lewis-ville), and from 1806 through the American Civil War at Milledgeville. state to approve a literature censorship board in the United States. On February 19, 1953 Georgia became the first U.S.

On July 15, 1870, following Reconstruction, Georgia became the last former Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union. This event served as the historical background for the book and movie Gone With the Wind. In December 1864, a large swath of the state was destroyed during General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea. On January 18, 1861 Georgia joined the Confederacy and became a major theater of the American Civil War.

This day is now known as Georgia Day, which is not a public holiday, but is mainly observed in schools and by some local civic groups. Massive British settlement began in the early 1730s with James Oglethorpe, an Englishman in the British parliament, who promoted the idea that the area be used to settle people in a debtors' prison. On February 12, 1733, the first settlers landed in the HMS Anne at what was to become the city of Savannah. In 1724, it was first suggested that what was by then a British colony be called Province of Georgia in honor of King George II. The conflict between Spain and Britain over control of Georgia began in earnest in about 1670, when the British, moving south from their Carolina colony in present-day South Carolina met the Spanish moving north from their base in Florida.

The local moundbuilder culture, described by Hernando de Soto in 1540, had completely disappeared by 1560. Early on, a number of Spanish explorers visited the inland region of Georgia, leaving a trail of destruction behind them. Main article: History of Georgia. Navy ships have been named USS Georgia in honor of this state.

Several U.S. The state tree is the Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana), the state bird is the brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum), and the state flower is the cherokee rose (Rosa laevigata). Ray Charles sang it on the legislative floor when the bill passed. The state song, Georgia on My Mind by Hoagy Carmichael was originally written about a woman of that name, but after Georgia native Ray Charles sang it, the state legislature voted it the state song.

Georgia is also known as the Peach State or Empire State of the South . Georgia is one of the fastest growing states in the nation, with an estimated 8,829,383 people in 2004. Georgia's population in 2000 was 8,186,453 (U.S. Census). It was the thirteenth colony and became the fourth state, ratifying the United States Constitution on January 2, 1788.

Georgia was one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution. postal abbreviation is GA. Georgia is a southern state of the United States and its U.S. Non-Religious 5%.

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