Venus Williams: Inspiring Tennis Superstar


Venus Williams

Venus Williams is a part of the great Williams siblings who have dominated women’s tennis for more than 20 years now. The inspiring starlet has been on the tour for 25 years now and has won 49 singles career titles. Venus would have added much more to her already illustrious resume if it were not her younger sister Serena to whom she lost many important matches. The American legend is one of the great tennis superstars not only in terms of sheer talent but also for her longevity. We take a look at her extraordinary career. 

Great Singles Career 

Venus Williams: Inspiring Tennis Superstar
Venus Williams: Inspiring Tennis Superstar

Venus turned pro is 1994 and won her first Grand Slam title in the 2000 Wimbledon championships. She would beat the defending champion and fellow American player Lindsay Davenport in the final. This was also the first time that Venus Williams had reached a singles Grand Slam final. The hard-hitting right-hander then successfully defended her title in 2001 beating Justine Henin in the final.  She was emerging as one of the tennis superstars and soon became world number 1. 

The Williams show had then just started. At the US Open also Venus Williams was utterly dominant in those two years. She was able to win the slam in 2000 by beating Lindsay Davenport in the tournament decider. Venus then successfully defended her title in 2001 without losing a set. In the final, she beat her younger sister Serena. That was the first time these two tennis superstars would meet in a Grand Slam final. 

Venus William won a total of 7 singles Grand Slams in her career which included 5 at Wimbledon and 2 at her home slam of the US Open. She finished the runner up in Grand Slams 9 times. Seven of losses came against her young sibling Serena who has also been among the greatest tennis superstars in the Open Era. 

Venus Williams: Extraordinary Achievements 

Venus Williams: Inspiring Tennis Superstar
Venus Williams: Inspiring Tennis Superstar

Apart from her 49 singles career titles, Venus Williams has been one of the great tennis superstars in the doubles category. She won 14 doubles and 2 mixed doubles Grand Slams. The former world number 1 in singles also topped the WTA rankings in doubles. Venus Williams achieved great success while representing her country in the Olympic Games also. 

She won the Gold medal in singles as well as doubles in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Venus would then win two more doubles Gold Medals at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics while partnering with her sister Serena. She has thus been one of the great tennis superstars in this global event. Her fight for equal prize money among male and female players has won the American starlet lot of appreciation. 

Yet apart from those great numbers and figures the real inspiration Venus Williams presents for young tennis superstars is her longevity and grace in the game. She has now turned 40 but continues to fight for the important matches and titles. The will to win in her refuses to die and that is the hallmark of a great champion. Venus is still chasing the Australian and French Open singles titles where she has been to the final but was unable to go beyond.

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