Venus Williams

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Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 9 in the WTA singles rankings. She is generally regarded as one of the all-time greats of women's tennis and, along with younger sister Serena Williams, is credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism on the women's professional tennis tour.

Williams has been ranked world No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association on three occasions, for a total of 11 weeks. She first reached the No. 1 ranking on February 25, 2002, the first African American woman to do so in the Open Era. Her seven Grand Slam singles titles are tied for 12th on the all-time list, and 8th on the Open Era list, more than any other active female player except Serena. She has reached 16 Grand Slam finals, most recently at Wimbledon in 2017. She has also won 14 Grand Slam Women's doubles titles, all with Serena; the pair are unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles finals.[19] Williams also has two Mixed Doubles titles. Her five Wimbledon singles titles tie her with two other women for eighth place on the all-time list, but gives her sole possession of No. 4 on the Open Era List, trailing only the nine titles of Martina Navratilova and the seven of Serena and Steffi Graf. From the 2000 Wimbledon Championships to the 2001 US Open, Williams won four of the six Grand Slam singles tournaments in that span. At the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, Williams extended her record as the all-time leader, male or female, in Grand Slams played, with 75. With her run to the 2017 Wimbledon singles final, she broke the record for longest time between first and most recent grand slam singles finals appearances.

Williams has won four Olympic gold medals, one in singles and three in women's doubles, along with a silver medal in mixed doubles, pulling even with Kathleen McKane Godfree for the most Olympic medals won by a male or female tennis player. She is the only tennis player to have won a medal at four Olympic Games. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Williams became only the second player to win Olympic gold medals in both singles and doubles at the same Olympic Games, after Helen Wills Moody in 1924.

With 49 singles titles, Williams trails only Serena among active players on the WTA Tour. Her 35-match winning streak from the 2000 Wimbledon Championships to the 2000 Generali Ladies Linz tournament final is the longest since January 1, 2000. She is also one of only three active WTA players to have made the finals of all four Grand Slams, along with Serena and Maria Sharapova.

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Thanks mom, thanks dad @serenawilliams 20 great years and it ain’t over yet ❤️❤️❤️

It’s time to be a Prima Donna! See you tomorrow on Ashe! @elevenbyvenus #usopen

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1 month ago

Venus Williams

You have to play every round out here. People remember the finals, but it’s the early rounds that are the backstory. I’m looking forward to round 2! Australian Open EleVen by Venus Williams ... See moreSee less

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Williams sisters both move on to round 3!

..Doesn't matter where you play Venus, you will always be number one in my book! Tell Harold I said "woof, woof"..❤️

You can beat Halep

AWESOME BEAUTIFUL LADY CONGRATULATIONS 🎾🎾🎾

and now let's take care of halep!!!!!!

Is ur hair real, its grown so quickly

good luck Venus!

How brilliant if you won this.good luck V.x

Good luck to you god bless you Keep the good work god bless you queen

She’sssssssss back! What a match. What a win. Congrats Venus!

Wishing you all the best at the Australian Open.

Your hair looks so good this way.you look so much younger.😎😘

WIN VENUS WIN #EARNEDNOTGIVEN PREPARATION CONFIIDENCE DRIVEN STAY FOCUS CONQUEROR

We're waiting 4 u in Rome.

Please do not let another coach join your camp and steal how you play and then come back and use it with another player on tour like Osaka

Venus - you are the best !!!

All the best,keep it up

Go Venus! We’ll be there today cheering you on!

Great win God keeUuuuuuuAmennnnnn

Lift some weights to build muscle in both your upper and lower. Try to run on a track to build endurance

<3 you Venus Williams! All the best in round 2. from your # 1 Belizean fan!

Gonna b watching u tonight...I have u going all the way.

Stay focused don't give your opponent any advantage

You look great, wishing all the best.

You go Venus and good luck and all the best for the tournament

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1 month ago

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After round one, it’s time to dig even deeper! There were a few times yesterday when the only thought was, I need to win this game. Sometimes I was so in the zone that I forgot the score. But I remembered game, set, match! Australian Open EleVen by Venus Williams ... See moreSee less

 

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Dear Venus Williams please would you speak out against Japan's illegal whale and dolphins hunts these beautiful marine animals will be hunted to extinction soon please use your platform to help and speak out thankyou

Dear Venus Williams, Please speak out against #Japans Illegal #WhaleHunts and barbaric #DolphinHunts. #Withdraw your #Sponsorship From The #Tokyo2020 Olympics! Thank you. us.whales.org/issues/whaling-in-japan

Venus Williams, Please speak out Against Japan’s Illegal Whale And Dolphin Hunts Please Boycott the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Please help protect marine mammals Thankyou

you rock! but could you please speak out against the illegal whale and dolphin hunts in Japan every year! We need athletes like yourself to raise awareness about the horrific slaughters.

Go, Venus! You’ve got this, girl!

I watched the game! I was touched by the figure that I will not give up to the end!

GO VENUS!!! Loved your outfit!!

I was hanging on to every point Venus! You dug deep when you needed to! Great win!

Enjoyed every minute of your match....A true champion by every right

Refuse to lose Venus. Keep fighting for the win. 💕💕💕

Hang in there Venus!!

I would love this to be on my bucket list, to see you and sister play in person! That would be absolutely a high point in my life! Wishing you a great match and a win Ms. Williams.

Cornet can be tough! Go get her!!

Go Venus! You’re the greatest

great game, Venus. I watched and so happy you poured it on in the 3rd set! Love your tennis dress, too!

💪🏿🎾..Awesome match Venus..way to fight back..Cornet next..go get em!

Such poise , grace , persistence .... I have enjoyed watching you since the beginning & you are still just as amazing 👸🏾 .... V ⭐️

I only saw the text score at first....and come the 2nd set thought 'Venus is gone'......but noted a revival...then a 3rd set and Venus looking like a 20 year old. An amazing transformation. Let's hope and look forward to the next one.

I never count you out in the 3rd. #keepbelieving

Great comeback Venus! Cant wait to see you and Serena’s second round match tonight on TV...late nights and early mornings catching you both. But I’m a furloughed fed so I have the two of you to look forward to watching. Wish I was in Melbourne. Takes my mind off of not working. Good luck tonight!!! 🎾🎾 🎾

You played extremely good today. Good luck throughout.

Venus that match was awesome! I was praying hard for you.. and God kept on delivering!

Keep up that momentum! That's when you KNOW that you have secured the bag!!!! Congrats, Ms. Williams!

Wish you all the best with winning spirits,.....Venus Venus

u need to raise the bar, Venus!!!!

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2 months ago

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Insights and growth for 2019. Even though I have been doing this my entire life it never gets old, it’s never easy and I love that challenge. #ASBClassic ... See moreSee less

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Had Venus not spent her best years battling illness, one can only wonder what tennis player she might have been. As it is....she has battled through her illness when others would give up, is still a great player (and beat Serena in a 3 setter recently!) and remains fiercly competitive but still as sweet natured as she ever was and Serena's loyal and caring elder sister.

Her signature twirl. Love it. Actually I love everything about this living legend. I can’t imagine women tennis without both Venus and Serena.

Love the outfit Girl! That right, I own what I wear Glory be to God amennnnnnn

Those long legs are just beautiful Venus.

Congratulations on the match against Vika, it was awesome to watch. I look forward to seeing you at the Australian Open.

Go out there, have fun. Get the victories, Queen Venus

looking forward to more years of your tennis. you are an inspiration.

Love Venus she's a strong woman and never given up she a true Champion she's in love with tennis ! 💙💙🏸🇺🇸

Venus Williams she is the winner world tennis and Serena Williams

I have the greatest respect for this lady!

Venus ,, eres una grande del tenis ;; tienes juego cuerpazo hermoso ,,, yo amo tus lindas y morenas PIERNOTAS...

Greatest woman, a real idol

Venus..I am big big fan of your. But. Please work hard and win the AO open..don't loose please like Auckland open..your lost qulifer against..it is horrible and very poor performance..don't work hard..use your brain like Serena.. nowday anybody can win against you..Please win AO open..Please ..waiting for winning speech...come on Venus.. love you..

Can't wait till tomorrow....Looking forward to watching you play.....People Champion

all the best Queen venus & serena Williams for AO. venus got very difficult to draw BUT she can win this tournment.. all the best queens...VENUS fan.please do well & take help from Serena & win this tournament & do well baby...all the best.

Love you venus..all the best for second round AO ..dont giveup.. definitely you will win next and whole tournament..even serena...all best baby...queen venus fan..one kiss for you.

How many for this lose, wi?

Great work keep it up kudos woooooooow

Ad I love that you still love it after all these years! We're with you all the way!! 🎾

YO GO VENUS!! YOU SEEM TO LOOK YOUNGER AND YOUNGER EACH YEAR!!LOVE YOU GIRL!!

Happy new year 2019 ! May this year be better than last year, all the best for you and yours !

10 games in a row. Lol. Cant say anything 7 6, 6 1, 6 0....

Stay in the fight if your body holes up,do you.

All the best Venus, you are great

I have lupus w/RA. I just had a total knee replacement. My surgeon says i should not play tennis. Well I am shopping for a new racquet and even if its only rally tennis I will still play. Keep up you fight it's inspiring.

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2 months ago

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Scenes from last night. Welcoming 2019 like 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾 ... See moreSee less

 

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I see the atmosphere of winning winning winning around you

I started watching this game because of you two sisters..Great game Go Venus, all the.best this year.

Keep winning 👍

You look fabulous!

It will be an amazing year for you, Queen Venus

Queen Vee, Have a Great Year!😍💪

Great Venus, Happy New Year

May God keep you all.

True Champion! On and off court, Venus Rules!

**HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 SISTER VENUS GOD GIVE YOU MANY MANY ENERGY TO PLAY**RESPECT

Happy New year Venus Williams more grace

Gm venue happy new year to u and family

Smart and adorable lady. May the new year bring you and Serena countless success both in your professional careers and personal life.

HAPPY NEW YEAR---LET'S GET TO GETTING!!!!!!!!!!

Happy new year ,Venus ,look fabulous

You better let me know wassup! Queen V!!

great victory Venus vs Azarenka ! congratulations! he has been supporting both sisters forever ! 🙂⚽🐯💖🇵🇱

Keep the good work god bless you u're s winning queen beautiful nice

Lady Vee, happy new year. Ride on the sky is your limit and God will take you there in Jesus name. Amen. Bye.

Dirty tactics Venus Williams always admired you until I saw what you did . Throwing the balk up when serving making out it mistake to put you opponent off. Shame on you.

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2 months ago

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2019 is feeling like a winner ;)

 

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I hope it will be your year ... you deserve it!!!! Your determination and work ethic is off the charts!!👍🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Go for it. We have your back in Ghana!!!!

You are a WINNER Queen Vee! Wishing you a Happy New Year!✨🎆🍾🎾

Happy New Year, I hope so Vee; we all counting on it, so okay are you not going to have a coach, your mom, anybody? Kool if you do or not. Focus on that second serve and you won't be beaten!

Happy New Year to you Queen u are winner Keep the good work god bless you good luck to u U rock star gift the little baby girl a big kiss for me

Happy New Year, my Queen. Ill be cheering for u, of course! Get'em. 😎🤙

You go girl. Happy New Year 🎈🎊🎆 Vee

Veelieve🙌 😍 Thought this was Rena in the pic.

not looking like a winner against Azarenka. Get so many break points and can't do anything with them and then get broken in the third set.

You are a winner, you been bless melanated with the energy and strength, understanding and knowledge, CREATIVITY of a goddess, keep standing tall doing your thang racking up it all....smile....keep rising queen...happy new year....heights

You got this 🎾OWN IT IN 2019!

Happy new year and stay blessed with kisses . - - - Osollo

Always a winner superb

Ride on venus 2019 is your year

Happy New year my beautiful star

You need super Teddy to win

Happy New Year. Good luck on your tennis this year.

Pls do I love this outfit , So let's get it oN' Win win win 2019

😍😍😍🎾🎾🎾🎾😍😍😍😍TAKE IT BY FORCE 🎾🎾🎾💃💃💃💃

V, I know it's your 2019. But Queen V, you have been a winner too so many. God Bless

Happy new year. You go girl! Doing us all proud..💪😉

Wishing you a great season!!!!

Go get it girl, Happy New Year!!

Yes indeed! ACE'S 🎾it, OWN IT IN 2019!

Go Venus, looking forward to watching you play in 2019!

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