Venus Williams Facts
American Tennis Player
- Venus Ebony Starr Williams is an American professional tennis player.
- She was born on June 17, 1980.
- She is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 58 as of June 25, 2012 in singles.
- She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis.
- Together with younger sister Serena Williams, they are popular as 'William Sisters'.
- She is the chief executive officer of her interior design firm "V Starr Interiors" located in Jupiter, Florida.
- In 2001, she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by the Ladies Home Journal.
- Between 2000–08, she won three Olympic Gold Medals, one in singles and two in doubles.
- She has won more Olympic gold medals than any other female tennis player.
- In 1997, she became the first woman since Pam Shriver in 1978 to reach the singles final of the US Open on her first attempt.
- 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.