Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American expert tennis player who is as of now positioned world No. 9 in the WTA singles rankings. She is for the most part viewed as one of the untouched greats of ladies’ tennis and, alongside more youthful sister Serena Williams, is credited with introducing another time of intensity and physicality on the ladies’ expert tennis visit.
Williams has been positioned world No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association on three events, for an aggregate of 11 weeks. She initially achieved the No. 1 positioning on February 25, 2002, the main African American lady to do as such in the Open Era. Her seven Grand Slam singles titles are tied for twelfth on the untouched rundown, and eighth on the Open Era list, more than some other dynamic female player aside from Serena. She has achieved 16 Grand Slam finals, most as of late at Wimbledon in 2017. She has additionally won 14 Grand Slam Women’s duplicates titles, all with Serena; the combine are unbeaten in Grand Slam pairs finals. Williams likewise has two Mixed Doubles titles. Her five Wimbledon singles titles tie her with two other ladies for eighth place on the unsurpassed rundown, yet gives her sole ownership of No. 4 on the Open Era List, trailing just the nine titles of Martina Navratilova and the seven of Serena and Steffi Graf. From the 2000 Wimbledon Championships to the 2001 US Open, Williams won four of the six Grand Slam singles competitions in that traverse. At the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, Williams expanded her record as the untouched pioneer, male or female, in Grand Slams played, with 75. With her hurried to the 2017 Wimbledon singles last, she broke the record for longest time amongst first and latest fantastic hammer singles finals appearances.
Williams has won four Olympic gold awards, one in singles and three in ladies’ pairs, alongside a silver decoration in blended duplicates, pulling even with Kathleen McKane Godfree for the most Olympic decorations won by a male or female tennis player. She is the main tennis player to have won a decoration at four Olympic Games. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Williams turned out to be just the second player to win Olympic gold awards in the two singles and duplicates at the same Olympic Games, after Helen Wills Moody in 1924.
With 49 singles titles, Williams trails just Serena among dynamic players on the WTA Tour. Her 35-coordinate winning streak from the 2000 Wimbledon Championships to the 2000 Generali Ladies Linz competition last is the longest since January 1, 2000. She is likewise one of just three dynamic WTA players to have made the finals of every one of the four Grand Slams, alongside Serena and Maria Sharapova.