Venus Williams Biography

Updated On Oct 16, 2017 Published On Oct 29, 2015
Facts of Venus Williams
Date of Birth: 1980 , June-17
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
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From 2007, she became linked with Hank Kuehne. At that time he just dissolved his first married life. They began dating soon after that. He also used to appear in several of her matches. He was found giving her support and encouragement when she was playing in Wimbledon 2007. They were together until the end of 2010 and then he got married to someone else.

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Venus Williams and her sister Serena Williams was talented tennis player since their young age. When Venus was ten, she and her sister Serena took tennis lessons under the Rick Macci. He was influenced by then and he also provided them the extra tennis lessons. When she was at her young age, she was also the United States No.1 junior tennis player. She began her professional tennis career since 1994 and she played her first professional match on 31st of October. As of 2015, her net worth is rumored to be around $75 million.  

 

 

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Born in Lynwood, California

June 17 , 1980

Venus Williams was from the middle class family born as Venus Ebony Starr Williams in Lynwood, California, United States of America to Oracene Price and Richard Williams. She is an American and is of Black ethnicity.

Joined tennis academy of Rick Macci

1990

Venus Williams was a great tennis player since her childhood days. When Venus was ten, she and her sister Serena took tennis lessons under the Rick Macci. He was influenced by then and he also provided them the extra tennis lessons. 

Made her professional debut

October 31 , 1994

She was kind of invincible since her early teens.  When she was in her young age, she was also the United States No.1 junior tennis player with the record of 63-0. She began her professional tennis career since 1994 and she played her first professional match on 31st of October.

Began dating Hank Kuehne

2007

She was once in romantic love affairs with Hank Kuehne. She began dating him since 2007. He is the professional golfer from United States and he used to play on the PGA Tour. Once he was also the U.S. Amateur champion.

Broke up with Hank Kuehne

2010

Her love life with her long-term boyfriend, Hank Kuehne finally came to an end in 2010. They were together since 2007 and he was found giving her support and encouragement when she was playing in Wimbledon 2007. They were together till the end of 2010 and then he got married with someone else.

Won Sports Image Foundation Award

1995

She was kind invincible in tennis since her childhood days. She was unstoppable. When made her professional debut in 1994 and the next year, she was honored with the Sports Image Foundation Award. She was honored with this award for conducting tennis clinics in low-income areas.

Won WTA Player of the Year

2000

Her success in tennis came year after year. In 2000, she received individual awards in her life. She became the WTA Player of the Year. Same year she was also included in the WTA Doubles Team of the Year along with her sisters. 

Won Best Female Tennis Player ESPY Award

2002

She has been the world no. 1 tennis player several weeks and it was February 25, 2002, she achieved this successful point for the first time in her life. That year, she was also honored with the Best Female Tennis Player ESPY Award. 

Won Grand Slam

2000

She has been the champion of Grand Slam seven times in her life. She won this trophy for the first time in 2000 and that was in Wimbledon in the Grass court. She won the final against Lindsay Davenport winning both the two easy sets. 

Suffered severe injury and illness

2011

As she was gaining her form to reach the top spot in the Tennis she was again blown away by the injury in 2011. She lost several of her initial matches. She was also taken out of the game because of viral illness. That year, she was ranked the lowest of her professional career.