Venus Williams

Tennis Alumni and Trainees

  • Languages Spoken: English

Venus Williams has been ranked WTA World No. 1 on three occasions, her first beginning February 25, 2002. She became the first African American woman in the Open Era to achieve No. 1. She has earned 7 Grand Slam singles titles, 14 Grand Slam doubles with her sister Serena, and 2 Grand Slams mixed. The Williams sisters are undefeated in Grand Slam doubles. Venus has captured 49 WTA singles titles and 22 WTA doubles. She is an Olympic medalist earning 4 gold medals across the 2000, 2008, and 2012 Summer Olympics, additionally she won a Silver medal during the 2016 Rio Olympics. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Williams became only the second player to win Olympic gold medals in both singles and doubles at the same Olympic Games, after Helen Wills Moody in 1924. She and her sister Serena have won more Olympic gold medals than any other female tennis player. She has won Wimbledon 5 times between 2000-2008.