Early life of Venus Williams
Venus Williams was born in Lynwood, California , U.S. , June 17, 1980, the fourth of five daughters of Richard and Orasin Williams. Richard Williams was a co-owner of security business, and her mother - a nurse. A few years later the family moved from Watts to the nearby Compton. All five teenagers daughters Williams played tennis, but the two younger ones, Venus and Serena, were allocated their abilities from an early age. Compton was notorious for their problems associated with the activities of gangs, and the girls played on the courts at a local park, where they often appeared members of local gangs.
Venus Williams lost her sister, Yetundu Price in 2003 as a result of conflict with local residents. Venus Williams began performing in competitions, played unbeaten in 63 games, as well as in ten years, won the tournament in Southern California among girls under the age of 12 years.
Career of Venus Williams
Venus Ebony Starr Williams is a tennis U.S. , former No. 1-ranked singles and doubles, who turned professional in 1994, coached by his father, Richard Williams . Considered to be the player with the most powerful serve of all time , Venus became, in February 25, 2002, the first black player to lead the ranking of WTA .Venus has won seven tournaments Grand Slam in singles ( U.S. Open 2000, 2001 and Wimbledon 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008) , twelve in pairs ( Australian Open 2001, 2003, 2009, 2010, Roland Garros 1999, 2010, Wimbledon 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009 and 1999 U.S. Open, 2009), two in mixed doubles (1998 Australian Open and Roland Garros 1998) a total of 21 Grand Slam titles, one of the highest marks of the shoe. He also won a WTA Tour Championships (Doha 2008) and Fed Cup (1999). It is also a tennis player with the most Olympic medals of all time, men or women, with gold Simple end in 2000, and in doubles in 2000 and 2008.
The older of the Williams sisters is the active player with the most titles (43), and second in total number of Grand Slams (21), behind only her younger sister, Serena Williams (27 Grand Slams).
The sisters are also the only active players to have made the final in singles in all Grand Slams, and then made (Roland Garros, Wimbledon and U.S. Open and 2002 Australian Open 2003). The American star in one of the great rivalries in world tennis. Deputies in 23 matches, Serena won thirteen times, ten times Venus, eight of those clashes in Grand Slam finals.In 2005, Venus was the main player to fight for equal prizes for men and women in Grand Slams. The Wimbledon and Roland Garros still refused to equate the awards. Venus met with organizers of both tournaments, and though unable to immediately fix, left a strong impression to the media and the public. Their struggle became the newspaper's report The Times on the eve of Wimbledon in 2006. The U.S. said that in his opinion, athletes of any sport role models for women and girls around the world believe they can go as far as any man. About the argument that the men played in best of five sets while women play best of three in the tennis countered by explaining that the award is due to the excitement and fun that leads to the public, not by time spent in court, but she, however, would be happy to play best of five sets. Knock down the argument that the top players, less time for playing in singles, could win more prizes by playing doubles as well. Venus questioned whether the organization would prefer that the top Wimbledon ceased to play doubles. The arguments of the U.S. won the support of British Prime Minister Tony Blair , the English parliament, the UNESCO and, after much pressure, the premiums were equalized at Wimbledon in 2007 and at Roland Garros next year . Venus herself was the first benefitting when, in 2007, she won Wimbledon and won the same amount as Roger Federer . Venus is considered the main responsible for the assimilation of prizes.
The American tennis star is also formed in fashion. Her book Eat to Win spent several weeks on the bestseller list of The New York Times . It has its own sports brand, the Eleven , which develops the clothes that Venus wears in his matches.
Profile and Biodata of Venus Williams
Full Name:Venus Ebony Starr Williams
Country: United States
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens , Florida , USA
Date of birth: July 17 of 1980 (31 years)
Place of birth: Lynwood , California , USA
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 72 kg
Trained by: Richard Williams
Hand: Destra; setback with both hands
Prize Money: U.S. $ 27,681,772
Best ranking No.: 1 ( February 25 of 2002 )
Grand Slam results for Venus Williams
Australia Final (2003)
France Final (2002)
Wimbledon victory (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008)
USA victory (2000, 2001)
Major tournaments victory for Venus Williams
WTA Championships Victory (2008)
Best ranking No. 1: ( June 7 of 2010 )
Results of Grand Slam Doubles
Australian Open Victory (2001, 03, 09, 10)
French Open Victory (1999, 2010)
Wimbledon Victory (2000, 02, 08, 09)
U.S. Open Victory (1999, 2009)
Gold Sydney 2000 Simple
Gold Sydney 2000 Doubles
Gold Beijing 2008 Doubles