Venus Williams is one the iconic player in the field of women tennis. Her prolific performance helped her to grab numerous victories and titles and also become the first African American to be at World No 1 position.
Venus Williams has successfully won seven Grand Slam titles, four Olympic Gold medals, thirteen women’s doubles, and two mixed doubles titles in her playing career.
Venus Williams was born on June 17, 1980, in Lynwood, California, the US to parent Richard Williams and Oracene Prince. She was the youngest in her family with four siblings.
At the age of 10, Venus’ family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida. Both the Williams’ sister showed interest in tennis at their young age. After arriving in Florida, they joined Rick Macci’s tennis academy to enhance their playing ability in tennis. Although they joined the academy, their parents Richard and Oracene remained as their primary coaches.
With daily improve in her playing ability, Venus soon became a No. 1 player among the under-12 players in South California. Despite, her terrific performance in the field, the racial issue and unnecessary comments from the society led her name to withdraw from the academy.
After this major issue, Williams’ father Richard took the responsibility to train her daughters by himself and became their official coach.
Venus William managed herself to gain a spot in Top 100 in the year 1997 when she first clinched her first win in Tier I tournament. She managed to reach the quarterfinals out of the five contests.
She managed to reach the final of US Open but sadly lost to Martina Hingis. Her outstanding performance led her moved to the 22nd position in the ATP World rankings.
Her first single title win came in 1997 IGA Tennis Classic which was held in Oklahoma City.
She started ruling in the field of tennis from the year 2000. She went on to win 35 consecutive singles and six tournaments. In the same year, she also gains her first Grand Slam title by defeating Martina Hingis.
Venus’ performance keeps rising as she outplayed Worlds Top 2 players of that time, Hingis and Davenport to bag the title. The brilliantly improved year brought Williams’ six singles title and improved her world ranking to World No. 3.
She became one of the sixth women in history to win the US Open and Wimbledon consecutive years. She also played US Open final against her sister Serena, which became the first Grand Slam singles final between two sisters.
In February 2002, she has clinched the World No 1 ranking. However, she only retained the position for three weeks but made history by becoming the first African-American woman to retain World No. 1.
In her prolific career, she has won seven singles Grand Slam titles, thirteen women’s doubles and two mixed doubles title.
Net Worth and Earnings
According to sources, Venus Williams’ net worth is estimated at $75 million. She was able to collect this huge net worth from her prize money. The endorsement deals from the popular brand also help to add worth in her total asset.
Personal Life and Relationship
Talking about Venus Williams’ personal life, she was in a romantic relationship with Hank Kuehne, a pro golfer in 2007. Both shared and enjoyed the love between each other. Although the couple had great chemistry and understanding between each other, their relationship didn’t last long and separated their way in 2010.
Currently, Venus is now dating a Cuban model, Elio Pis. They both met each other for the first time in EleVen, a Williams’ fashion line. No further details about their relationship have been revealed to the media. We hope they will spend their time together for a long time.
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