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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The stars are aligned. My middle name is Starr. Yes with two R’s. @elevenbyvenus Starlet collection @six02

Soaking in all the rooftop weather I can get! #OrianaPartner #OrianaNYC @oriananyc @slatepropertygroup

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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3 weeks ago

Venus Williams

Happy to talk about the women that inspire and support me in the Spring issue of Downtown Magazine NYC in honor of National Women's Month! ... See moreSee less

Happy to talk about the women that inspire and support me in the Spring issue of Downtown Magazine NYC in honor of National Womens Month!

 

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My thanks to you, for sharing a part of your life with all of us, (your fans). You will always be a champion to me, on and off the courts.

Gorgeous women. Thank you for being you. Thank you Richard and Oracene.

Congratulations Tennis Goddess! Keep growing and I Wish you best success in all your endeavors! Plus you looking very good 👌! Thanks for posting! Blessings to you and your family! 😎

Follow your passion

Love you, Love you, Venus. Keep doing your thing.

YOU ARE SOO AWESOME AND HIGHLY RESPECTED GOD BLESS YOU WARRIOR😄

You and your sisters are an inspiration to us women. Very educated , intelligent and strong minded. Keep up the good work and keep inspiring young women.👏🏼❤️

Hello Venus. I hope you and Serena will be able to make it to the Regional Convention this year. Enjoy your day.

Hope u visit Armenia. and play with my little sister tennis💋❤

Yes she's got style

Vgood pic Fabulous💎

Super Venus Williams

Beautiful, you make me proud.💐🥉🏸

It’s the maturity that I admire,you seem to be a very wise,compassionate woman and you’re so driven and that’s something most of us can’t be but God has blessed you with those qualities so continue being blessed all the best through the years.

You are beautiful! Venus Williams.

Very encouraging...thanks Venus.....

Proud of you even here in 🇨🇲 Cameroon, Central Africa...

she and her sister. both beautiful

Super Venus W thanks

All blessings to you Keep your beautiful charm

Looking so beautiful VENUS

Looking beautiful Venus I hope one day I will able to see u n my daughter ,ur sis Serena face to face God blessing be with u both love u both

Looking good!💋

🔔 Thks! Looking Great Take care Class Act!Proud of U Don't Retire Best Match ever I in Semis vs Lindsay etch in my 🧠😍

Gm beautiful have a blessed day love

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4 weeks ago

Venus Williams

I’ve been playing at home this entire month. First in California and now Miami. There is no place like home! EleVen by Venus Williams ... See moreSee less

I’ve been playing at home this entire month. First in California and now Miami. There is no place like home! EleVen by Venus Williams

 

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Best wishes!!!!! I can’t wait to watch you play!

How did the match Go guys, update please.

Just watched you win again (3/24/19) and again I'm so thrilled. I really like what it seems to me, your new approach to beat the opponent, ie; your slower serve and shot placement.

Bring it home for a win. in Miami. God Bless!!

😉 VICTORY ONWARD...ONE MATCH AT WIN NUMBER ONE. MY SISTER. 🙂

Dear Venus & Serena Williams,I understsndably saw your Picture's Message you have sent me on its Facebook.Being Strong Ok!

you go Venus, best of luck

Much success, Venus. You are amazingly skilled.

Great win today! Keep up that focus!!

Oh Wow! Venus is playing now! Almost missed her! Looks like she's winning, but I don't want to jinx her! Loving her outfit!

Good Luck Venus! Love the outfits!

Enjoy your time in the United States before you head to Europe and the clay court season. Good luck.

Happy to see you in action

You’re playing we’ll Venus. Continue to represent for the USA 🇺🇸. Love you 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💙💙💙

Best of luck to you Venus!!

I agree continue doing you sending loads of support to you from the sunny island of Trinidad and Tobago

Champ keep it up cool

And you have looked MARVELOUS doing it!! Love your clothing line 🎾

I try to record and watch every Venus match I can because she will be retired (at least from singles) in another year or two.

Stay healthy and strong! I want to see you in the finals!! 💖

I am so proud two see the fight in you an your sister that is so amazing

You can win this, Venus! Go and get it!

Girl I missed it but will catch it later tonight ! Congratulations V!!🤗🥰

Win or lose, you are a champion!!! ❤️

Thank you Venus so much for All you and your family do ❤

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4 weeks ago

Venus Williams

Going from tennis paradise to tennis paradise. Indian Wells ➡️ Miami Miami Open ... See moreSee less

Tennis Paradise

 

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God bless you venus go have some fun out there. Look out Miami she on her way.

Yes Queen V!!! I wish u much success at the Miami Open. The new Stadium looks great.#Legend.

Beautiful and lovely best in the world tennis and Serena Williams

You got this! Oh by the way, looking Great!

Very good luck to you, V!

All the best of luck at Miami Open.

Looking great Venus. I am cheering you on and know you got the victory! ❤💖

Best of luck at the Miami Open Venus.

Go girl! Good luck and let lots of blessings.

Good luck Venus take it all

Tennis players get to travel the world doing what they love best. Amazing. 💕♥️💕🥰

You give Us hope to carry on with Our lives,just hit it ride on Top.

LOVING the Miami outfit!

Loving this world great woman...Venus Williams

Good luck,go get that win !!

Nice pic, good luck this weekend.

Great game today Venus. Hope your arm and knee get better quick

Go and take it Venus!!! 👍🏿❤️👍🏿❤️🌹🔥🔥🔥😘

You are simply amazing, keep striving and enjoy life.

You go Girl! Looking and playing fabulously!! 🏸🇺🇸✔️

My prayers are with you, as you journey through Miami Open👌🏽

I love you Venus, God bless you.

Venus, you look fantastic!! Love you and Serena since day one and have been a huge tennis fan since the '70's when my dad turned me on to the game.

We are at both tournaments also. So far, we like the Indian Wells Venue better.

Black History 365, yasssssssss! All the magic!

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1 month ago

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The best feeling in the world is putting in the work and getting the results you want. ESP against the best players in the world. Ok to round 2! EleVen by Venus Williams BNP Paribas Open ... See moreSee less

The best feeling in the world is putting in the work and getting the results you want. ESP against the best players in the world. Ok to round 2! EleVen by Venus Williams BNP Paribas Open

 

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Wow Venus, very good start in Miami Open! Love you and Serena!

CONGRATULATIONS on your big win Saturday!! Keep up the great work!!

Well done Venus a fan for life

🎾 Great game! Congratulations from NYC

Congratulations Venus Williams more grace I love you

Congratulations Venus🎉🎉🎉🎉 Keep up the great job

Way to go Venus!!!

Enjoyed your win today!

Good luck to you

Congratulations Venus, good luck in round 2.

Good luck! Fan of Venus and Kvitova. Always a good match.

NO men in women's tennis!!!

Co congratulations Venus!

Congratulations Venus!💚🎾

Much love ❤️ from this end name, wishing u the best 🎅

Much continued success to you sister. I pray continued blessings on your life always.

Looking great continue to make history and enjoy

Venus you are amazing.. Do you Queen. Why to go.. much much love from all of your fan's.. support and love you Venus.Walliams.

Congratulations Venus. Keep going 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

#WilliamsWarriors #renasarmy forever! Let's get this W!! <3 <3

Congratulations keep going..

Bada Bing --- Swoosh Slam --- Bada Boom!

Love you Venus....

You were amazing. Praying for success.

Keep up the good work Venus 🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾

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2 months ago

Venus Williams

Cooking with liquid nitrogen isn’t as easy as it looks! Had a great time cooking with Richard Blais at Taste of Tennis. Can’t wait for the 20th anniversary in New York this summer August 22 ... See moreSee less

Cooking with liquid nitrogen isn’t as easy as it looks! Had a great time cooking with Richard Blais at Taste of Tennis. Can’t wait for the 20th anniversary in New York this summer August 22

 

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Happy anniversary

Nice Venus Williams

Enjoying life!

I like your picture

Best ma Venus W love si love

we love you Venus !!!!!!

Nice one Venus Williams

2-4 petkovic? go u retard

ok

👍👍👍👍👌👌👌🙌🙌🙌

Hi V 🤗😘

👂 😂😤can you hear mi? 🦁

Awesome

Watching and rooting for you at BNP!! Go Vee!!

When you you be back in Southern California?

Be careful, some things seem simple, some things can be dangerous.

💘...💃

AWW!!!

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