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Venus Williams


WTT Season: 15th

Age

40

height

6' 1"

turned pro

1994

residence

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

birthplace

Lynwood, Calif.

plays

Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

Player highlights

  • Will play her 15th season of WTT in 2020 and ninth with the Washington Kastles. Was a member of the undefeated 2011 and 2012 Kastles championship teams, and named Finals MVP in 2012.
  • Previously played for St. Louis (2000), Delaware (2005) and Philadelphia (2006-09).
  • In 2019, advanced to the semifinals at Indian Wells and helped the U.S. reach the Fed Cup semifinals.
  • Former #1 in singles and doubles.
  • Holder of 49 WTA singles crowns, including seven Grand Slam singles championships - Wimbledon 2000-01, 2005, 2007-08; US Open 2000-01.
  • Has won 22 doubles titles including 14 Grand Slam Championships - Australian Open 2001, 2003, 2009, 2010; French Open 2000, 2010; Wimbledon 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016; US Open 1999, 2009 (all w/Serena Williams); and two mixed doubles titles - Australian Open 1998, French Open 1998.
  • Won Olympic Gold medals in singles and doubles at the 2000 Olympic Games and doubles gold with Serena at the 2008 and 2012 Games. Added a silver medal with Rajeev Ram in mixed doubles at the 2016 Games.
  • Made her return to the WTA in March 2012 after announcing that she suffers from Sjogren's Syndrome.
  • In 2017, advanced to the Australian Open final, her first in 14 years, the Wimbledon final, and championship match at the WTA Finals. Also, reached semifinals in Miami, after defeating world #1 Angelique Kerber, and final four at the US Open.
  • In 2007 launched EleVen by Venus Williams, the largest clothing line from a female athlete.

Official website: www.venuswilliams.com

@venuseswilliams @venuswilliams

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