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My main job is to be the big sister and I take it very seriously.

About Venus Williams

Last update: February, 2017

Venus Williams is an American professional tennis player, older sister of the famous tennis player Serena Williams. She accumulates 48 victories in individual tournaments WTA (Women's Tennis Association), highlighting seven Grand Slam, five of them at Wimbledon and one WTA Tour Championship. She is also the first African-American player to be No. 1 in the world rankings WTA, being 11 weeks in that position. Her sister Serena, the second African-American to reach number 1, has established herself as one of the greatest in the history of tennis.

Venus Williams was born on June 17, 1980 in Lynwood, California. She became interested in tennis since her childhood with her famous sister Serena, and she began to play professionally in the mid '90s. The famous tennis player comes to the fore in 1997, reaching the final for the famous tournament US Open, and this becoming the first major title of her career. Two years later and with her sister, Venus Williams gets herself with doubles at Roland Garros and the US Open, reaching worldwide fame and becoming one of the world's most popular athletes of the decade. In 2000, the outstanding tennis player wins Wimbledon and the US Open again, this time individually. In the coming years, Williams has achieved with several awards such as the recognition of Best player in the world by the WTA in 2002, this being the peak of her career.

In 2003, the popular tennis player Venus Williams lost the Wimbledon final against Serena, but she conquered the doubles in the Australia Open. In 2004, the athlete moves away from the tracks due to a depression for the murder of her older sister, even to reshuffle the option of leaving tennis. However, a year later she gets back on the court, winning her third trophy at Wimbledon and revalidating the title two years in a row.

Since 2008, Williams has conquered no single major title, but has reached several trophies in doubles with her sister, among them Roland Garros in 2010, and the Australia Open in two more occasions. In 2011 she announced a reduction in her professional activity due to the Sjogren's disease, auto immune problem that weakens the person. Despite this, in 2012 the famous tennis player, won Wimbledon in doubles, this being her last major trophy to date.