Venus Williams


Top-ranked tennis star and four-time Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams road to greatness began in Compton, CA—playing the sport of kings on municipal courts in a neighborhood torn by drugs and gang violence. Coached by their father, Richard, Venus and her younger sister Serena showed a natural aptitude for the game, quickly advancing to amateur competition thanks to their speed, power and agility. Since going pro in 1994, Venus has been recognized as one of the greatest women’s tennis players of all time. In 2002, she became the World’s No. 1 female tennis player for the first time, the second African American woman to achieve the feat. Her powerful serve—once clocked at 130 miles per hour—is the fastest recorded by any woman.

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Venus Williams Wallops Roberta Vinci, Dedicates Win to Serena

Tense words were exchanged during the Wuhan Open.

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The Williams sisters face off on the court again.

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And the Williams sisters' rivalry continues Tuesday night.

Venus Williams Earns Business Degree

The tennis champ finished her online courses from IU East this summer.
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