Quick Facts Venus Williams

  • NameVenus Williams
  • Birth NameVenus Ebony Starr Williams
  • Nick NameVenus
  • FatherRichard Williams
  • MotherOracene Price
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicityAfrican-American
  • ProfessionTennis player
  • Working ForWTA Tour
  • Net Worth$95 million
  • Famous ForWinner of four Olympic gold
  • MarriedN/A
  • Married toN/A
  • EducationIndiana University
  • SiblingsSerena Williams, Yetunde Price, Lyndrea Price, Dylan Starr Williams, Isha Price, Richard Williams III

A four-time Olympic gold medalist, Venus Williams is one of the greatest Tennis players. She is well known for her unique playing styles, who is honored by several gold medals in her career. She is currently dating Elio Pis.

Venus Williams Early Life & Education

Venus Williams was born on June 17, 1980, to Richard Williams and Oracene Williams in Lynwood, California, United States of America.

She was raised by her parents in West Palm Beach, Florida. During her childhood she was interested in tennis and to pursue her career there is a big role of her father and her sister because of which, she was trained by professional local tennis player named Tony Chesta.

With her father and sister during her childhood: Instagram;

After Venus and her family went to Florida, she and her sister, Serena Williams, were granted to tennis academy of Rick Macci where she held the best training of her life and made her stands strong and surviving. Later, after Venus was ranked No. 1 among the under-12 players in Southern California, she was evacuated from tennis academy of Rick Macci and was home taught.

During her teen age: Twitter;

Venus Williams Career

At the age of 10, Williams’s serve exceeded 100 miles per hour, a weapon she used to go 63-0 on the United States Tennis Association junior tour. In her first match, she beat No. 50-seeded Shaun Stafford at the Bank of the West Classic in California.

In 1997, Williams converted the first unseeded U.S. Open women’s finalist in the Open era. She dropped to Martina Hingis. In 2000, she obtained both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, covering the way for her to ink a $40 million contract with Reebok.

At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, Williams captured the gold medal in the singles competition and then gained a second one with Serena in the doubles event. Together, the sisters have gained 13 Grand Slam doubles trophies and have squared off more than 20 times, including the finals of eight Grand Slam tournaments.

Instagram: Venus with her trophy;

In 2011, Williams was diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, that left her easily fatigued and sore. She turned to a vegan diet, a method that showed successful when she and Serena claimed their 13th Grand Slam doubles trophy at Wimbledon in 2012. They went on to beat Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in the doubles final at the 2012 London Olympic Games, providing them both a total of four Olympic gold medals.

She promoted to the fourth round at Wimbledon, her strongest showing at the tournament since 2011, before dropping to Serena on Centre Court. Williams then powered into the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open, but again was incompetent to get past her sister in a tense three-set loss.

Venus Williams Rio Olympics 2016

Williams and Serena were skipped out of the first round of women’s doubles at the Rio Olympics by Czech duo Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova. The sisters had opened the match with a perfect 15-0 Olympic record as a duo.

Losing in the first round of singles play, Williams tried to salvage her Olympic experience with a late entry into the mixed-doubles competition. However, her proposal for a fifth overall Olympic gold medal fell short when she and partner Rajeev Ram were defeated by Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock in the final.

Venus Williams Other works

Venus Williams has developed a different number of interests. She has begun a clothing line ” EleVen”, as well as a collection of women’s apparel for “Wilson’s Leather”. Moreover, she has launched her own interior design company, “V*Starr Interiors”.

In 2009, Venus along with her sister Serena became the first African-American women to buy shares of an NFL team when they tied the ownership group of the “Miami Dolphins”.

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Venus Williams Personal Life

Williams is still unmarried till date but she is dating Elio Pis and watching their chemistry and affection it seems like the couple is turning their relationship as husband and wife in soon future. Although the two has discoursed about the topic.

Venus Williams with her boyfriend: Elio Pis
Source: Daily Mail

The couple is dating since 2013, Elio Pis is a model and has modeled for her fashion line EleVen.

Before that, Venus Williams was in a relationship with a professional golfer, Hank Kuehne. The two started dating in 2006 but they went public in 2007. Hank was seen attending her matches around 2007 till 2010. However, the couple separated in 2010.

Venus Williams Net worth

Throughout her career, she has won numerous awards and in Olympics, she is the “only” player to win a gold medal in both singles and doubles. Her income also hails from her clothing line as well as from her firm. She crossed the $26 million mark in career prize money during the final of Sony Ericsson Open. As of 2017, her estimated net worth has $75 million.