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Full Name Venus Williams
Date of Birth June 17, 1980
Age 43 years, 8 months, 29 days
Birthplace Lynwood
Birth City California
Country United States
Horoscope Gemini

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Explore Venus Williams net worth, age, height, bio, birthday, wiki, and salary! In this article, we will discover how old is Venus Williams? Who is Venus Williams dating now & how much money does Venus Williams have?

Venus Williams Biography

Venus Williams is one of the most popular and richest Tennis Player who was born on June 17, 1980 in Lynwood, California, United States. She won in the Australian Open and French Open singles tournament in 1998. She also had a string of tournament titles in doubles competition with their younger sister Won the Australian Open and French Open singles competition in 1998 and compiled a number of tournament championships in doubles play alongside her younger sister Serena Williams..

She was among the women tennis stars who made it to the finals of the four grand slams alongside their sister, and She became one of the first three female tennis players to reach the finals of all four grand slams, along with her sister and Maria Sharapova

Williams missed two tournaments at the beginning of the clay-court season due to undisclosed medical problems. At the French Open, Williams was seeded eighth but was eliminated by 26th-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta in the third round.

Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player. A former world No. 1, Williams is generally regarded as one of the all-time greats of women’s tennis and, along with younger sister Serena Williams, is credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism on the women’s professional tennis tour.

Parents include Her parents are Richard Williams and Oracene Price. and Oracene Price..

NameVenus Williams
First NameVenus
Last NameWilliams
OccupationTennis Player
BirthdayJune 17
Birth Year1980
Place of BirthLynwood
Home TownCalifornia
Birth CountryUnited States
Birth SignGemini
Full/Birth Name
ParentsRichard Williams, Oracene Price
SiblingsSerena Williams, Yetunde Price, Lyndrea Price, Dylan Starr Williams, Isha Price, Richard Williams III
SpouseNot Known
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

Many peoples want to know what is Venus Williams ethnicity, nationality, Ancestry & Race? Let's check it out! As per public resource, IMDb & Wikipedia, Venus Williams's ethnicity is Black. We will update Venus Williams's religion & political views in this article. Please check the article again after few days.

Williams turned professional on October 31, 1994, at the age of fourteen. In the second round of her first professional tournament, the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland, Williams was up a set and a service break against world No. 2 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario before losing the match. No. 2 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, went on to win the Title defeating Martina Navratilova. That was the only tournament Williams played in 1994.

Venus Williams Net Worth

Venus Williams is one of the richest Tennis Player from United States. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Venus Williams's net worth $95 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

Her family relocated from Compton in order for the girls to learn how to play under Rick Macci.

The first woman of color to achieve World No. 1.

Net Worth (2024)$95 Million
Net Worth in 2023$95 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeTennis Player
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

In 1995, when Williams was 14 years old, she signed an endorsement deal with Reebok and wore the company’s apparel and shoes. She used Wilson Hammer 6.2 Stretch racket.

In 1995, Williams played three more events as a wild card, falling in the first round of the tournament in Los Angeles and the tournament in Toronto but reaching the quarterfinals of the tournament in Oakland, defeating No. 18 Amy Frazier in the second round for her first win over a top 20 ranked player before losing to Magdalena Maleeva.

Venus Williams's Height & Physical Stats

Venus Williams height 6 ft 1 in Venus weight 75 kg & body measurements will update soon.

Height6 ft 1 in
Weight75 kg
Body MeasurementsUnder Review
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Williams began the year at the final edition of Hong Kong Tennis Classic exhibition event. She lost both her singles matches against Vera Zvonareva and Li Na, but she helped Team America to win the silver group. At the Australian Open, Williams retired in the second game of her third round match against Andrea Petkovic after sustaining a hip muscle injury in her second round. This was Williams’s first retirement during a match in a Grand Slam tournament since 1994 and thus ended her record of most Grand Slam matches without ever retiring, with 250 consecutive matches. This was also her first retirement from a match since LA Women’s Tennis Championships in Los Angeles in 2004, ending her 294 consecutive matches without retiring. The injury forced Williams to pull out of the Fed Cup quarterfinal against Belgium, the Dubai Tennis Championships, and the Mexican Open, where she was the two-time defending champion in both tournaments. She subsequently withdrew from the Miami Open causing her ranking to drop to number fifteen. She also missed the clay court season which caused her ranking to drop to number twenty-nine. Her absence from the French Open marked the first Grand Slam tournament since the 2003 US Open where neither of the Williams sisters were competing.

At Wimbledon, Williams was unseeded for the first time since 1997. She lost to Elena Vesnina in the first round in straight sets. This was the first time Williams lost in the first round of a Grand Slam since the 2006 Australian Open, and her first opening round loss at Wimbledon since her debut in 1997. Williams fared better in her return to doubles competition where she played alongside her sister, Serena. In just the pair’s first tournament since 2010 Wimbledon, the unseeded sisters advanced to the final with victories over fourth-seeds Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova in the second round and top-seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in the semifinals. The Williams sisters claimed their fifth Wimbledon doubles title after defeating sixth-seeds Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká in straight sets in the final, on the same day Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbledon singles title.

Who is Venus Williams Dating?

According to our records, Venus Williams is possibily single & has not been previously engaged. As of February 1, 2024, Venus Williams’s is not dating anyone.

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Williams played five events in 1996, falling in the first round four times but reaching the third round in Los Angeles, before losing to No. 1 Steffi Graf.

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Venus Ranked on the list of most popular Tennis Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in United States. Venus Williams celebrates birthday on June 17 of every year.

Williams did not play for the rest of the year at a competitive level; she appeared in three exhibitions tournaments in November and early December. She played against sister Serena in Colombia, which she won in straight sets. The week later, the sisters appeared in Milan, Italy to play exhibition against Italian duo Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta. Williams lost both her singles tie-break matches but won the doubles pairing with her sister. Williams played her third exhibition tournament in Barbados where she lost to Victoria Azarenka. She ended the year ranked No. 102. This was her first year-end finish ranked outside of the top 50 since 1997.

What disease does Venus Williams have?

“’I have been recently diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease which is an ongoing medical condition that affects my energy level and causes fatigue and joint pain,” she said in a statement, according to ESPN’s Staff.

Is Venus Williams still married?

During a recent Q&A on her YouTube channel, Venus Williams also confirmed that she was definitely single. She also answered a couple of interesting questions related to what she is looking for in a man.

Does Venus Williams have a husband?

Venus Williams is not married, and never has been. For the 41-year-old athlete, marriage isn’t a priority – herself, however, is. According to her October 2021 cover story for Cosmopolitan magazine, Venus enjoys her freedom and doesn’t feel the need to subject herself to societal pressures when it comes to marriage.

Does Venus Williams have a child?

The tennis champion doesn’t have any kids, but she’s a proud dog mom to her 14-year old Havanese, Harold Reginald Williams—whom she affectionately calls her “son.”

How serious is Sjogren's syndrome?

Sjogren’s is a serious condition, but timely treatment can mean that complications are less likely to develop, and tissue damage is less likely to occur. Once treated, an individual can usually manage the condition well. Sjogren’s can develop at any age, but most diagnoses occur after the age of 40 years.

Key Events

  1. She was the first woman since Pam Shriver in 1978 to reach a US Open singles final on her first attempt and was the first unseeded US Open women's singles finalist since 1958..

  2. Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player..

  3. Turning professional in 1994, she reached her first major final at the 1997 US Open..

  4. That was the only tournament Williams played in 1994. .

  5. Williams turned professional on October 31, 1994, at the age of 14..

  6. This was Williams's first retirement during a match in a Grand Slam tournament since 1994 and thus ended her record of most Grand Slam matches without ever retiring, with 250 consecutive matches..

  7. In 1995, Williams played three more events as a wildcard, falling in the first round of the tournaments in Los Angeles and Toronto but reaching the quarterfinals in Oakland, defeating No. 18 Amy Frazier in the second round for her first win over a top-20 ranked player, before losing to Magdalena Maleeva..

  8. In 1995, when Williams was 14 years old, she signed an endorsement deal with Reebok and wore the company's apparel and shoes..

  9. In 1995, Richard pulled his daughters out of Macci's academy, and from then on took over all coaching at their home..

  10. Williams played five events in 1996, falling in the first round four times but reaching the third round in Los Angeles, before losing to No. 1 Steffi Graf. .

  11. On September 8, 1997, her ranking broke into the top 50 for the first time..

  12. Her ranking broke into the top 100 on April 14, 1997..

  13. Williams played 15 tour events in 1997, including five Tier I tournaments..

  14. This was her first year-end finish ranked outside of the top 50 since 1997. .

  15. In doing so, she set the Open era record for the longest span (20 years) between grand slam singles final appearances, having first reached a Grand Slam singles final at the 1997 US Open..

  16. This defeat marked the first time since 1997 that Williams had exited Wimbledon prior to the quarterfinals..

  17. They met in the 1997 US Open final during Williams's debut; Hingis won the match in straight sets. .

  18. Williams finished the season as No. 46, her lowest finish since she began to play on the WTA Tour full-time in 1997..

  19. At Wimbledon, Williams was unseeded for the first time since 1997..

  20. Williams, along with her sister Serena, competed in a "Battle of the Sexes" against Karsten Braasch at the 1998 Australian Open..

  21. Williams has played younger sister Serena in 31 professional matches since 1998..

  22. Williams has also won two mixed doubles major titles, both in 1998. .

  23. On March 30, 1998, her ranking broke into the top 10 for the first time, at No. 10. .

  24. Williams played only one tournament on clay before the 1998 French Open..

  25. On July 27, 1998, her ranking rose to No. 5. .

  26. Williams played three tournaments during the North American 1998 summer hardcourt season..

  27. At the US Open, Williams defeated fourth-seeded Sánchez Vicario in the quarterfinals before losing to second seeded and eventual champion Davenport in the semifinals. 1998 was the first year that Williams reached at least the quarterfinals of all majors. .

  28. Williams played four tournaments in the remainder of 1998..

  29. In 1998, Williams teamed with Justin Gimelstob to win the mixed doubles titles at the Australian Open and the French Open..

  30. On August 30, 1999, her world ranking reached third for the first time..

  31. Williams started the 1999 tour in Australia, where she lost to No. 10 Steffi Graf in the quarterfinals of the Sydney International and No. 1 Davenport in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open..

  32. After Wimbledon, she reached her fourth final of the year at the Stanford Classic in California, where she was beaten by Lindsay Davenport for the first time since 2000. .

  33. She did, however, earn a gold medal along with her sister Serena in women's doubles, their second gold medal as a team, having won together at the Sydney Olympics in 2000..

  34. At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, she defeated Sánchez Vicario in the quarterfinals, Seles in the semifinals, and Elena Dementieva in the final to win the gold medal..

  35. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, she became only the second player to win Olympic gold medals in both singles and doubles at one Olympic Games, after Helen Wills Moody at the 1924 Summer Olympics (she was followed by her sister in 2012)..

  36. Williams has played 14 seasons of World TeamTennis, making her debut in 2000 with the St..

  37. In 2000 and 2001, Williams claimed the Wimbledon and US Open titles, as well as Olympic singles gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics..

  38. Of the six occasions where they met in an earlier round, the victor has gone on to win the championship four times (Venus once, in the 2000 Wimbledon Championships). .

  39. The pair also won three Olympic gold medals in women's doubles, in 2000, 2008, and 2012, adding to Venus' singles gold in 2000 and her mixed doubles silver in 2016..

  40. In 2000, Williams missed the first five months of the year with tendinitis in both wrists..

  41. This was her first win at Indian Wells since 2001..

  42. It was the first year since 2001 that she had finished a year ranked higher than her sister Serena Williams. .

  43. This was her third Wimbledon singles title, her fifth Grand Slam singles title overall and her first since 2001..

  44. In March, at the Miami Open, she defeated sister Serena in the quarterfinals, the first time she had defeated her since 2001..

  45. In 2001, Williams was named among the 30 most powerful women in America by the Ladies Home Journal..

  46. Williams returned to Indian Wells for the first time in 15 years after boycotting the tournament in 2001, but lost in the second round to Kurumi Nara..

  47. Williams was twice the season prize money leader (in 2001 and 2017), and ranks second behind Serena in all-time career prize money winnings, having earned over US$42 million as of March 2022..

  48. In 2001, Williams reached the semifinals of the Australian Open for the first time, where she lost to No. 1 Hingis..

  49. Williams finished the year as No. 8 with three titles, her best performance in both respects since 2002, and a winning percentage of 83 percent..

  50. The latter win meant that Williams led the head-to-head in career matches with her sister for the first time since 2002..

  51. She first reached the singles world No. 1 ranking on 25 February 2002, becoming the first African American woman to do so in the Open era, and the second of all-time after Althea Gibson..

  52. She reached four consecutive major finals between 2002 and 2003, but lost each time to Serena..

  53. Beginning with the 2002 French Open, they played each other in four consecutive Grand Slam singles finals, the first time in the open era that the same two players contested four consecutive major finals. .

  54. Williams began 2002 by winning the Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts in Gold Coast, defeating Henin in the final..

  55. Williams ended the year ranked fifth in singles, the first time she ended a year in the top five since 2002, while playing only nine tournaments..

  56. This was the fourth time that the Williams sisters have occupied the top two spots, and the first time since May 2003. .

  57. This also marked the first season since 2003 that Williams reached two slam finals..

  58. Her absence from the French Open marked the first Grand Slam tournament since the 2003 US Open where neither of the Williams sisters were competing. .

  59. In 2003, Yetunde Price, Venus and Serena Williams's 31-year-old sister (who was also their personal assistant,) was shot dead in Compton, California near the courts on which the sisters once practiced..

  60. This run meant Williams was ranked in the top three for the first time since 2003..

  61. At the US Open, after setting a Grand-Slam record 129 mph (208 km/h) serve in the opening round, Williams advanced to her first Grand Slam semifinal outside of Wimbledon since 2003..

  62. This win meant Williams was ranked in the top five for the first time since 2003, while it also marked her 40th professional singles title, only the twelfth player in the Open era to achieve the feat..

  63. At the US Open, Williams was playing some of her best tennis since dominating the circuit in 2003, However, she was defeated in two tiebreaks by Serena Williams (the eventual tournament winner) in a close quarterfinal match, after Williams had led 5–3 in both sets. .

  64. She then suffered from injuries, winning just one major title between 2003 and 2006..

  65. Williams started 2003 by defeating fifth seed Justine Henin to make the final of the Australian Open for the first time..

  66. This was the first time since 2003 that Venus and Serena Williams had played each other in a Grand Slam final and was the first time since 2001 that Venus had defeated her in a Grand Slam final..

  67. Venus and Serena Williams then teamed to win the women's doubles title, their first Grand Slam doubles title together since 2003. .

  68. She defeated 24th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for her 50th win at the Australian Open, the first time Williams won a quarterfinal match in Melbourne since defeating Daniela Hantuchová in 2003..

  69. At the US Open, Williams defeated 2004 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and Camila Giorgi en route to a third round encounter – and 30th career match overall, with Serena, where she was handed her most-lopsided loss against her in five years..

  70. This was also her first retirement from a match since LA Women's Championships in Los Angeles in 2004, ending her 294 consecutive matches without retiring..

  71. In 2004, Williams came back to the tour suffering inconsistent results..

  72. The most noteworthy match they played was the 2005 Wimbledon championships which broke the record for the longest Wimbledon women's final..

  73. She returned in February at the Cellular South Cup in Memphis, defeating top-seeded Shahar Pe'er in the final, her first singles title since her victory at Wimbledon in 2005. .

  74. Despite years of protesting by tennis pioneer Billie Jean King and others, in 2005 the French Open and Wimbledon still refused to pay women's and men's players equally through all rounds..

  75. In 2005, Williams met with officials from both tournaments, arguing that female tennis players should be paid as much as male tennis players..

  76. In 2005, Williams started the year by losing in the fourth round of the Australian Open to Alicia Molik..

  77. This was her first title on clay since 2005. .

  78. She also became the lowest-seeded Wimbledon champion in history, breaking the record she herself set in 2005..

  79. Williams made her first semifinal of the year at the Bangalore Open in India, where she met sister Serena for the first time since 2005 with Serena Williams winning despite Venus Williams holding a match point in the third set tie break. .

  80. Louis Aces, playing a season with the Delaware Smash in 2005, three seasons with the Philadelphia Freedoms from 2006 to 2008, and eight seasons with the Washington Kastles in 2010–2015, 2017–2019..

  81. In 2005, Tennis Magazine ranked Williams as the 25th-best player of the past 40 years..

  82. In 2006, Williams was upset in the first round of the Australian Open by Tsvetana Pironkova, which was her earliest loss ever at that tournament..

  83. She has five King Trophies, claiming her first with the Freedoms in 2006 and four trophies with the Kastles in 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015..

  84. This was the first time Williams lost in the first round of a Grand Slam since the 2006 Australian Open, and her first opening round loss at Wimbledon since her debut in 1997..

  85. Seeded second in singles, she advanced past the third round at this tournament for the first time since 2006 before losing to Nadia Petrova in the round of 16..

  86. The turning point was an essay published in The Times on the eve of Wimbledon in 2006..

  87. She advanced to her eighth Wimbledon final, at which point she had won 34 straight sets (held since Wimbledon 2007)..

  88. Williams returned to form starting in 2007, when she won Wimbledon (a feat she repeated the following year)..

  89. Under enormous pressure, Wimbledon announced in February 2007 that it would award equal prize money to all competitors in all rounds, and the French Open followed suit a day later..

  90. Williams withdrew from the 2007 Australian Open, the second consecutive Grand Slam that she had missed due to her recurring wrist injury..

  91. Williams herself became the first woman to benefit from the equalization of prize money at Wimbledon, as she won the 2007 tournament and was awarded the same amount as the male winner Roger Federer..

  92. On December 13, 2007, Venus Williams received her associate degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale..

  93. Williams has dated golfer Hank Kuehne, who was a visible presence from the time of Wimbledon 2007 until 2010..

  94. In 2007, Williams teamed with retailer Steve & Barry's to launch her own fashion line, EleVen. "I love fashion and the idea that I am using my design education to actually create clothing and footwear that I will wear on and off the tennis court is a dream come true for me" Williams's line debuted during the 2012 New York fashion week..

  95. In 2008, as the eighth seed at the Australian Open, Williams reached the quarterfinals for the first time since 2003..

  96. She defeated her for the 12th time in her career – her first straight sets victory against her since the 2008 Wimbledon Championships final almost a decade earlier..

  97. A fortnight later, Williams won the Zurich Open, defeating Ivanovic in the semifinals before defeating Pennetta in the final to claim her second title of the year and secure a position in the year-ending 2008 WTA Tour Championships in Doha..

  98. In August 2009, Williams and her sister Serena became minority owners of the Miami Dolphins..

  99. Williams then defeated Caroline Garcia in three sets to advance to her first final at the year-end championships since 2009, where she finished runner-up to sister Serena Williams..

  100. In June 2009, Williams was named 77th in the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities list compiled by Forbes magazine..

  101. Coming back from a set down in her semifinal match, Williams defeated rising American star CoCo Vandeweghe to advance to her first Grand Slam final since Wimbledon 2009 and her first Australian Open final since 2003..

  102. It was her 14th victory over a reigning No. 1 and her first since the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, when she defeated Dinara Safina 6–1, 6–0 in the semifinals..

  103. It was also the first time since 2009 that Williams had beaten her younger sister Serena..

  104. As the sixth seed at the 2009 Australian Open, Williams lost in the second round to Carla Suárez Navarro, after holding a match point in the third set..

  105. She reached the semifinals, after playing both her third round and quarterfinals matches on the same day, where she lost to her sister Serena in two sets in the sisters' first meeting since the 2009 WTA Tour Championships..

  106. Williams then teamed up with Serena Williams to play doubles at the open, where they won the title over defending champions and No. 1s in doubles, Cara Black and Liezel Huber, claiming their third major doubles title in 2009. .

  107. Williams's last tournament in 2009 was the year-ending Tour Championships, where she was the defending champion in singles..

  108. Williams finished 2009 ranked No. 6 in singles (with a winning percentage of 70 percent) and No. 3 in doubles with Serena Williams, in spite of them playing only six events together that year. .

  109. In the second round, she defeated No. 3 Petra Kvitová, her first top-3 victory since beating Svetlana Kuznetsova in 2009..

  110. Then, at the Australian Open, Williams made it to the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam championship for the first time since the 2010 US Open..

  111. Williams then entered the Dubai Tennis Championships where she defeated five top-40 players to win her biggest title since the Madrid Open in 2010 and, at 33 years and 8 months of age, became the seventh-oldest woman to win a WTA singles title..

  112. On September 26, Williams qualified for the WTA Finals for the first time since 2010..

  113. Williams then lost in three sets to fellow American and eventual champion Sloane Stephens in her first US Open semifinal since 2010..

  114. Williams reached the second week of all majors in a single season for the first time since 2010, and reached the second week of seven consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, the longest streak among WTA players at that time..

  115. In the quarterfinal, she defeated her second top 10 opponent in a row Samantha Stosur, in three sets, to advance to her first semifinal since the 2010 US Open..

  116. In just the pair's first tournament since 2010 Wimbledon, the unseeded sisters advanced to the final with victories over fourth-seeds Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova in the second round and top-seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in the semifinals..

  117. She lost for a third consecutive time to eventual champion Johanna Konta in straight sets in her first semifinal in Miami since 2010..

  118. The recovery of her left knee took longer than expected and it forced her to miss the rest of 2010, including the year-ending WTA Championships and Fed Cup final..

  119. At the US Open Williams made it to the third round for the first time since 2010 and was two points away (multiple times) from moving into the Round of 16 before ultimately going down to 13th-seeded Sara Errani for the first time in four meetings. .

  120. This is also the first time that she's been seeded in the top ten at all four Grand Slam tournaments this year, having last achieved this in 2010..

  121. In her first Grand Slam semifinal since the 2010 US Open and her first Wimbledon semifinal since 2009, she lost to 4th seed Angelique Kerber in straight sets..

  122. In 2010, she returned to the world No. 2 position in singles, but then suffered again from injuries..

  123. She became the world No. 1 in doubles for the first time on June 7, 2010, alongside Serena, after the pair completed a non-calendar-year Grand Slam at the French Open..

  124. Williams became one of only two women in 2010 (along with Caroline Wozniacki) to reach at least the fourth round at all four Grand Slam singles tournaments..

  125. In late June 2010, Williams released her first book, Come to Win; On How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession, which she cowrote with Kelly E..

  126. Seeded 9th at the French Open, Williams won her first two rounds in straight sets to set up a third-round clash with Alizé Cornet, whom she defeated in three sets to reach the fourth round for the first time since 2010..

  127. Williams ended the year ranked No. 19 in singles, the first finish since 2010 inside the top 20..

  128. By virtue of reaching the No. 1-ranking in doubles on June 7, 2010, Venus and Serena became just the sixth and seventh women to reach the No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles following in the footsteps of Martina Navratilova, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, and Kim Clijsters. .

  129. In June 2011, she was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time..

  130. For the first time since 2011 and fourth time in her career, Williams played a Wimbledon warmup event after accepting a wildcard into the Birmingham Classic..

  131. In the first round of Miami — her first singles match since the 2011 US Open — Williams defeated Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm, in straight sets..

  132. Originally scheduled to participate in the 2011 Rogers Cup in Toronto and the 2011 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Williams withdrew due to viral illness..

  133. She was seeded 23rd at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships..

  134. She began her studies toward the degree in 2011 through a reciprocal agreement between the university and the Women's Tennis Association that allows athletes to play tennis professionally while studying online..

  135. In 2011, Williams was forced to withdraw from the US Open before her second-round match following a Sjögren's syndrome diagnosis..

  136. She defeated Camila Giorgi in the third round having to recover from a set and break down to reach the second week of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since the 2011 Wimbledon Championships and then overturned a three-match losing streak to Agnieszka Radwańska before losing to Madison Keys after being up a break in the deciding set..

  137. Since then, Williams was on a 5-match losing streak and dropped out of the top 100 in May, before the French Open, to her lowest ranking since 2011..

  138. She also guaranteed her return to the top five in the WTA rankings at the conclusion of the tournament for the first time since January 2011..

  139. She re-entered the top ten for the first time since 2011 and ended the year at No. 7 in the WTA rankings..

  140. By virtue of her result, Williams ascended to No. 6 in the rankings, her highest position since being diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome in 2011..

  141. She then entered the Auckland Open, where she was the No. 1 seed and defending champion, and lost in the first round to 18-year-old Daria Kasatkina. (This was also Williams's first tournament since the 2011 Australian Open as a top-10 player.) At the Australian Open, Williams, seeded 8th, lost to Johanna Konta in the first round..

  142. She defeated No. 6 Johanna Konta in the third round, but lost in her first quarterfinal in Rome since 2012 to Garbiñe Muguruza in three sets..

  143. She was also named the 2012 WTT Final MVP for her efforts..

  144. In 2012, she met Cuban model Elio Pis when he was hired as an underwear model for her clothing line; they dated until 2015..

  145. The loss matched 2012 as her earliest Wimbledon exit..

  146. Her company designed the set of the Tavis Smiley Show on the Public Broadcasting Service, the Olympic athletes' apartments as part of New York City's failed bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, and residences and businesses in the Palm Beach, Florida area..

  147. In March 2012, Tennis Channel aired a television series listing the 100 greatest players of all time, ranking Williams 22nd..

  148. Williams's next stop was the 2012 London Olympics which was held at the All England Club, Wimbledon..

  149. In the doubles tournament, Venus and Serena Williams advanced to their first Grand Slam Doubles final since 2012..

  150. Williams subsequently played at the 2013 China Open in Beijing where she played singles and doubles..

  151. It premiered on July 2, 2013..

  152. At the 2013 Hopman Cup, and playing for USA (with John Isner), the first rubber was against South Africa..

  153. Her next tournament was the 2013 US Open..

  154. Williams then played at the 2013 French Open where she lost to Urszula Radwańska in the first round..

  155. Williams pulled out of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships due to a back injury..

  156. Williams's last tournament of the season was the 2013 Kremlin Cup in Moscow, but she withdrew due to injury, bringing an end to her 2013 season. .

  157. She finished the season ranked no. 40, the first time since 2013 she failed to finish the season inside the top 20. .

  158. She defeated No. 7 Angelique Kerber in the third round in a three-set thriller described by one of the commentators as "quite simply one of the matches of the 2014 season so far on the WTA"..

  159. She also won her first Grand Slam doubles match with sister Serena Williams since the 2014 US Open. .

  160. Williams joined the Bangalore Raptors team in 2014 for the first edition of Champions Tennis League India..

  161. Up to 2014, she held the record for the fastest serve on the WTA Tour, recorded at the 2007 US Open, at 208 km/h (129 mph)..

  162. Williams played her first tournament of the 2014 US Open Series at the Standord Classic, where she is a two-time former champion..

  163. Starting in 2014, she again gradually returned to form, culminating in two major final appearances at the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2017. .

  164. Due to this, neither Williams sister entered the tournament for 14 years, with her sister Serena entering in 2015 after appeals for forgiveness from the event and the WTA Tour..

  165. Her next tournament was at the Qatar Open where she saved a match point in a heated encounter versus Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in the second round before defeating Agnieszka Radwańska for a second time in 2015 to advance to the semifinals..

  166. In 2015, Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Indiana University East..

  167. The following week, Williams scored her first top-ten win since 2015, against Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round of the Miami Open..

  168. Williams failed to medal in her singles and doubles events at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, falling in the first round in both events, marking her worst exits of her Olympic career..

  169. Williams began 2016 by playing at the World Tennis Thailand Championship – an exhibition event in Thailand – where she lost to Sara Errani and Angelique Kerber..

  170. After winning silver in mixed doubles with Rajeev Ram at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Williams became the first tennis player to win a medal at four Olympic Games, as well as the first player in the Open Era to win an Olympic medal in all three events (singles, doubles, mixed)..

  171. In September 2016, in response to WADA database leak, Williams confirmed the usage of banned substances classified by WADA as Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), stating: "The applications for TUEs under the Tennis Anti-Doping program require a strict process for approval which I have adhered to when serious medical conditions have occurred"..

  172. At the 2017 US Open, Williams defeated Viktória Kužmová, Océane Dodin, and Maria Sakkari to reach the fourth round..

  173. With her run to the 2017 Wimbledon singles final, she claimed the record for the longest time between a player's first and most recent major singles finals appearances (a record later surpassed by her sister Serena at the 2019 US Open)..

  174. This was Williams's first top five win since the 2017 WTA Finals..

  175. Williams began her 2017 season at Auckland, winning her opening match against local wildcard Jade Lewis before withdrawing due to a right arm pain..

  176. She defeated Elise Mertens, Wang Qiang, Naomi Osaka and Ana Konjuh to reach the quarterfinals for the 13th time in her career, where she defeated the 2017 French Open champion Jeļena Ostapenko in straight sets..

  177. Barty was the first person to have defeated Williams and fail to reach at least the semifinals of the event in which they had defeated her in 2017..

  178. Police originally said that Williams was "at fault" for the crash, but on December 21, 2017, authorities determined the crash was caused by an unidentified third driver..

  179. On June 9, 2017, Williams was driving in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida when another car collided with her SUV before she cleared the intersection, a crash that killed a 78-year-old man and injured another person in the second vehicle..

  180. She gained the No. 9 ranking by reaching the final, her second appearance in the top 10 in 2017; she had briefly returned to the top 10 in 2017 by virtue of beating Angelique Kerber in Miami. .

  181. Williams parted ways with her long-time coach David Witt at the end of the 2018 season..

  182. In 2018, Tennis Magazine ranked Williams as the eighth-best female player of the Open Era..

  183. Williams began her 2018 season at the Sydney International, where she was the second seed and received a first-round bye..

  184. She dated publishing heir Nicholas Hammond for two years until 2019..

  185. Williams then came back from a set down against Donna Vekić to advance to her fourth quarterfinal of 2019, where she fell to eventual champion Madison Keys..

  186. Williams began her 2019 season with an exhibition match against Serena at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, which she won in the match tiebreak..

  187. In May 2020, both the Tennis Channel and Newsday ranked Williams as the eighth-greatest female player of all time..

  188. Following the tournament, Williams dropped to no. 67 in the WTA 31 August 2020 rankings..

  189. Williams was scheduled to start her 2020 season at the Brisbane International but withdrew before the tournament began..

  190. It was announced she will be joining the Washington Kastles during the 2020 WTT season set to begin July 12 at The Greenbrier..

  191. Williams started the 2021 season at the Yarra Valley Classic, where she defeated Arantxa Rus, in straight sets, before losing in straight sets to fourth seed Petra Kvitová..

  192. At the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, Williams extended her record as the all-time leader, male or female, in Grand Slam tournaments played, with 90..

  193. She missed the next four Grand Slam tournaments in singles, before receiving a wildcard for the 2022 US Open..

  194. Venus then competed in the 2023 Birmingham Classic and won her first match as a 43 year old, defeating Camilla Giorgi in over three hours in an epic three-set thriller..

  195. Current through the 2023 Wimbledon Championships. .