On This Day: Born June 17, 1980-Venus Williams, Seven-Time Grand Slam Champion

 Venus Williams

American Tennis Sensation Venus Williams turns her 40-years-old today. Former World number One Venus is generally known as one of the greatest tennis players in the Women’s tennis circuit. At the age of 14, she began her professional tennis career. However, Venus Williams has held various tennis court records on her name. And also, She became the first African-American to ranked World Number One in the Open Era.   

Venus Williams once said, “I’ve been able to do a lot for others, which surpassed my original dreams to be a tennis champion! I’ve won a few tournaments along the way, and I’ve lost a few as well. Whether it was a win or a loss, I’m proud of my efforts, I’ve always given it my all.” 

One of the tall players in the women’s tennis Venus Williams has won 49 WTA singles titles including seven Grand Slam titles. In doubles, She has won 14 Grand Slams titles with her younger sister Serena Williams. Venus has also won two Grand Slam titles in the mixed doubles.

 Venus Williams

Moreover, Williams has grabbed the four gold medals and a silver medal in the Olympic games. She ranked world No.01 by the Women’s Tennis Association on three occasions, for a total of 11 weeks. 

“Life Isn’t Just Tennis”- Venus Williams 

Apart from tennis courts, Venus Williams is totally different personality. She loves design as much as tennis. Venus spent many years in school studying fashion design, interior design, and business. Right now, Seven times Gram Slam Champion is running two different kinds of businesses V Starr Interiors and EleVen by Venus

 Venus Williams

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Although, Venus Williams is a good entertainer for herself and fans. She always loves singing, dancing, and body workouts. During this Coronavirus pandemic, Coach Venus has been sharing a lot of useful videos for her 1.2 million Instagram Followers. 

Published : 2:07 PM, Wed, 17 June 2020

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