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Williams, Venus Ebony Starrfree

Born Calif, USA, 17 June 1980; d of Richard and Oracene Williams

tennis player

Career

Professional tennis player, 1994–: Grand Slam wins: (singles): Wimbledon, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008; US Open, 2000, 2001; (doubles, with Serena Williams): French Open, 1999; US Open, 1999; Wimbledon, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012; Australian Open, 2001, 2003, 2010; (mixed doubles, with Justin Gimelstob) Australian Open, French Open, 1998. Member: US Fedn Cup Team, 1995, 1999, 2003; US Olympic Team, Sydney, 2000 (Gold Medallist, singles and doubles), Athens, 2004, Beijing, 2008 (Gold Medallist, doubles, with Serena Williams); London, 2012 (Gold Medallist, doubles, with Serena Williams); ranked world No 1, 2002. Pres. and CEO, V Starr Interiors, 2002

Publications

(with Serena Williams and Hilary Beard) Venus & Serena - Serving from the Hip: 10 rules for living, loving and winning, 2005; Come to Win, 2010

Addresses

V Starr Interiors, 4191 Main Street, Jupiter, FL 33458, USA

c/o US Tennis Association, 70 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604, USA

See also

See also S. J. Williams.