Venus Williams
VENUS WILLIAMS

U. S. A.
Born 17/6/1980
Wimbledon 2000,2001,2005,2007,2008
US Open 2000,2001

The older of the two tennis playing Williams sisters, Venus Williams was already being talked about as a potential champion when she was a junior. Unlike other child prodigies that came before her, Williams didn't play too much during her early teens. This meant she didn't burn-out and had a greater longevity at the top than a lot of women players. She had just turned 20 when she won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2000, beating Martina Hingis, Serena and Lindsay Davenport. She then overcame Davenport again in the U. S. Open final. In 2001 Venus won Wimbledon beating Davenport in the semis and Justine Henin in the final and overcame her sister in the U. S. Open final. For the next couple of years, Venus was in the shadow of Serena, who beat her in five Grand Slam finals. It seemed that Venus' best days were behind her but at Wimbledon 2005 she returned to form. She won an epic final with Lindsay Davenport, one of the greatest matches of all time. In 2007 Venus won Wimbledon for a fourth time and in 2008 defended her title, beating Serena in the final. Venus then suffered from health problems, which meant that by 2012 aged 32 she seemed to be in the twilight of her career. However, in 2017 aged 37 Venus reached the Australian and Wimbledon finals.

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