She was born Venus Ebony Starr Williams on June 17, 1980, to parents Richard Williams and Oracene Price, in Lynwood, California. Before Venus and her sister Serena could enroll at tennis coach Rick Macci’s academy in West Palm Beach, Florida, the Williams family relocated from Compton, California when Venus was 10 years old.
When Venus was 11 years old, Richard Williams withdrew the Williams sisters from competing in national junior tennis competitions. Williams was undefeated at 63-0 and ranked first among Southern California’s under-12 players on the USTA junior tour at the time. Richard withdrew his girls from Macci’s academy in 1995 and took over their training from that point on.
Venus Williams Net Worth
Venus Williams is a professional tennis player from the United States with a $95 million fortune. Former World No. 1 Serena Williams is widely recognized for establishing a new era of dominance on the women’s professional tennis circuit. She is credited with being the first American black woman to accomplish this achievement during the Open Era and has held the World No. 1 singles ranking on three different occasions.
Venus Williams Career
Williams made his professional debut in 1994 when he was only 14 years old. In 1998, she competed in the Australian Open for the first time and met her sister Serena in the second round of the tournament. They have never competed against one another previously in their careers as tennis professionals until this match.
After defeating Serena, Venus went on to lose to Lindsay Davenport, who is ranked third in the world, in the third round. During the course of their respective professional tennis careers, Venus and Serena Williams met each other 24 times from the other side of the net.
Willams has held the title of the best female tennis player in the world on three separate occasions, for a combined total of 11 weeks. On February 25, 2002, she became the very first Black woman in the Open Era to accomplish this feat, and she did it by achieving this ranking. Venus Williams has advanced to the championship match in 16 different Grand Slam competitions.
In addition to that, she and her younger sister Serena have won a combined total of 14 Grand Slam titles in the women’s doubles event. The Williams sisters have never been defeated in any Grand Slam finals that they have competed in. Venus has won the Wimbledon singles title a total of five times.
Venus had one of the most successful runs of her professional career during the time period beginning with the Wimbledon Championships in 2000 and ending with the U.S. Open in 2001. During that calendar year, she was victorious in four of the six Grand Slam competitions.
Since January 1, 2000, she holds the record for the longest victory streak with 35 consecutive matches, which she achieved between the 2000 Wimbledon Championships and the final of the 2000 Generali Ladies Linz tournament.
As of the Australian Open in 2020, she will have competed in a total of 85 Grand Slam tournaments, making her the all-time leader in terms of competition participation regardless of gender.
In addition, Williams has won a total of five Olympic medals: one in the singles competition, three in the women’s doubles competition, and one in the mixed doubles competition. Williams has won 48 singles titles, second most among active players behind only her sister Serena Williams, who has won 49. She is also one of just two active women’s tennis players to have reached the finals of all four Grand Slams. The other player is Serena, who happens to be her sister.
In 2007, she launched her own clothing line under the brand name EleVen.
Williams published her first book, titled “Come to Win: on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession,” at the tail end of June in the year 2010. For the purpose of promoting her book, she made an appearance on a number of talk shows, including “The Early Show” and “Good Morning America.”
Venus Williams Personal Life
Willams had a romantic relationship with Hank Kuehne, a professional golfer, from 2007 to 2010. In 2012, she began a relationship with Cuban fashion model Elio Pis. They got to know each other after he was hired by EleVen to model underwear for the company. They dated all the way up until 2015. Venus dated publishing heir Nick Hammond for three years, from 2017 to 2019.
Yetunde Price, the older half-sister of Venus and Serena Williams was killed in a shooting in Compton, California, in 2003, not far from the tennis courts where the sisters had once trained. Price worked as the personal assistant for the Williams sisters. She had reached the age of 31.
Venus and Serena Williams became minority shareholders in the Miami Dolphins in August of 2009.
Jehovah’s Witnesses are part of Venus Williams’ faith.
Williams attended Indiana University East to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2015, and he graduated with that degree. The completion of an MBA program is at the top of her priority list for the foreseeable future.
In the struggle for fair compensation for women in tennis, Venus Williams has been an influential figure. In point of fact, she considers achieving equal pay for women in tennis to be her greatest triumph, whether on or off the court.
On June 9, 2017, as Williams was driving in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, a car struck her SUV just as she was approaching the intersection. The collision occurred before Williams had completed the intersection’s turn.
The collision was fatal for a man who was 78 years old, and it left another person in the second automobile injured. The authorities first stated that Venus was to blame for the accident; but, after analyzing the security tape a month later, they decided that Venus was not the cause of the tragedy.
Venus de Milo began holding #CoachVenus exercises on Instagram Live in 2020 with the intention of raising money for the Equal Justice Initiative. She will double the amount of all donations made to the charitable organization. The mission of the Equal Justice Initiative is to combat racial and economic inequality, put a stop to harsh punishment and mass incarceration, and safeguard fundamental civil and political liberties.
Venus Williams Career Earnings
By the end of 2017, Venus had raked in a total of $38 million during her tennis career. She surpassed Maria Sharapova ($36.5 million) to become the second highest-earning female tennis player of all time, placing her behind only her sister Serena Williams ($85 million). That was enough to make her the highest-earning female tennis player of all time. By the year 2020, the sum of her career earnings reached $40.5 million.
Venus Williams’ annual earnings from endorsements are normally between $5 and $10 million, regardless of whether she is competing or not.
Venus Williams Property
At the beginning of 2019, Venus Williams spent close to $10 million for a hidden waterfront retirement home’ with its own beach and private cottage for her sister Serena on the exclusive Florida island of Jupiter Island. There are three bedrooms in the main home. There is not a tennis court on the property; but, it does have two guesthouses, gorgeous tropical gardens, spectacular ocean views, a pool, an outdoor kitchen, and a bar.