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Venus Williams
Name : Venus Williams
Gender : Female
Date of Birth : 1980-06-17
Place of Birth : Lynwood, California
Country Of Nationality : United States
TNN Categories : Athletes
Brief Bio : Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player, former World No. 1, and the reigning Wimbledon singles champion. As of January 28, 2008, she is the top ranked... - More...
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Venus Williams now NY Times best-selling author
ESPN - Venus Williams thinks she's too young to have a bucket list.

"Shouldn't I really be older to have that?" said the 30-year-old Williams, who has won 21 Grand Slam titles and three Olympic gold medals. "I've been living a dream on the court and now I'm doing things off the court."

Like writing a New York Times best seller.

Williams tackled her first book, "Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession," which debuted at No. 5 last week.

"OK, maybe I wasn't ever thinking of writing a New York Times best seller!
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Posted 9/13/2010 12:09:41 AM | Permalink
Venus, Serena reclaiming their dominance
USA Today - USA - The Williams buzz is back, thanks to the power of two.

With victories in two of three Grand Slams this year, Venus and Serena Williams are reclaiming their dominance in the game they ruled from 2000-2003. Even rivals say women's tennis is better for it.

How's that for the power of two?

"Every day they are active and visible in tennis, the sport is stronger," tennis legend and women's rights pioneer Billie Jean King says. "They have the 'it' factor, and people want to see that and will always support it."

Venus and Serena have always generated attention. Who could not find something compelling
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Categories : Athletes
Posted 8/22/2007 12:08:51 AM | Permalink
Cartoon Net gives "Props" to stars, kids
Reuters - USA - Pro skier Jonny Moseley, tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and Billie Jean King and NBA star Baron Davis have signed on to appear in Cartoon Network's upcoming one-hour special "Props," the channel's first effort in the reality programming arena.

The live-action show will feature six "real-world kids" -- chosen by viewers from among entries submitted online by kids and parents -- who have demonstrated a talent, commitment and accomplishment in sports, the arts or a hobby. The special will show the kids as they are surprised by their heroes with a "once-in-a-lifetime experience customized to each of their individual passions."

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Celebrities : Jonny Moseley, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Billie Jean King
Categories : Athletes
Posted 8/20/2007 11:08:05 AM | Permalink
Venus Williams triumphs at Wimbledon for fourth time
Ha'aretz - Tel Aviv, Israel - Venus Williams won tennis' most prestigious tournament for the fourth time yesterday, beating surprising finalist Marion Bartoli 6-4, 6-1.

It was Williams' sixth Grand Slam title, and her first since winning Wimbledon in 2005. She was also the champion at the All England Club in 2000 and 2001.

At No. 31, Williams became the lowest-ranked women's winner in Wimbledon history. Plagued in recent years by injuries that sent her ranking sliding, she rediscovered her championship form this week on the surface that always seems to inspire her best efforts.

"It has been a long road back," Williams said during the trophy ceremony. "I
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Celebrities : Venus Williams, Marion Bartoli, Steffi Graf, Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova
Categories : Athletes
Posted 7/8/2007 02:07:04 AM | Permalink
Wimbledon - Venus salutes Billie Jean King
Yahoo! Eurosport - London,UK - Williams boosted her bank balance by a cool £700,000 ($1.41 million) after winning her fourth title at the All England Club but rather than the amount itself, she was delighted that women competitors had finally won the battle for equal pay.

"Of course now we have equal prize money. Billie Jean King fought for years and no one deserves this more than her," Williams told the Centre Court crowd as she clutched the Venus Rosewater Dish.

"She's done so much for women's tennis and I wouldn't behere without her and thank you to the All England Club forplaying under equal terms."

King, who
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Celebrities : Venus Williams, Billie Jean King
Categories : Athlete News
Posted 7/7/2007 07:07:50 PM | Permalink
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Venus Williams reaches semifinals at Indian Wells, will play Daria Kasatkina
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Venus Williams defeated Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open, where she first broke out as a 16-year-old qualifier in 1997. Williams has never reached the final of the desert tournament ...

Los Angeles Times

One for the ages: Up-and-comer Daria Kasatkina beats Venus Williams to reach BNP Paribas final
Los Angeles Times
The semifinal between 37-year-old Venus Williams and 20-year-old Daria Kasatkina on Friday night at the BNP Paribas Open was a glorious confluence of eras, matching a seven-time Grand Slam champion whose best days are past but still is capable of great ...


Serena Williams' return sparks seeding debate about pregnancy
(CNN) Is tennis doing enough to help mothers returning to the sport after giving birth? Serena Williams' return to tennis after becoming a mom has prompted a seedings debate, with new Miami Open tournament director James Blake saying the record 23-time ...

Los Angeles Times

Veterans show no signs of letting up as Venus Williams and Roger Federer move into semifinals at BNP Paribas Open
Los Angeles Times
Venus Williams was 2½ years into her professional tennis career when Daria Kasatkina, who will be her semifinal opponent on Friday in the BNP Paribas Open, was born in Togliatti, Russia. Williams turned pro at 14 and at 37 she was the oldest woman in ...

New Jersey Herald

Kasatkina beats Williams; Osaka ousts Halep at Indian Wells
New Jersey Herald
Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns a shot against Simona Halep, of Romania, during the semifinals at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 16, 2018, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) The Associated Press. Daria Kasatkina ...

BBC News

Indian Wells: Venus Williams & Simona Halep suffer shock semi-final losses
BBC News
Naomi Osaka and Daria Kasatkina will contest Sunday's BNP Paribas Open final at Indian Wells after shock semi-final victories over Simona Halep and Venus Williams respectively. Unseeded Osaka, ranked 44 in the world, thrashed lacklustre world number ...

BBC Sport

Indian Wells: Venus Williams beats Carla Suarez Navarro to reach semi-finals
BBC Sport
Venus Williams registered a straight-set win over Carla Suarez Navarro to reach the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in California. The seven-time Grand Slam champion won 6-3 6-2 in just 71 minutes. Williams, ranked eighth in the world, hit five ...

New York Times

Serena Williams's Return to Tour Is Ended by Her Sister Venus
New York Times
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — It has been more than 20 years since Venus and Serena Williams first reluctantly faced each other on tour, the unavoidable result of their father's far-fetched but ultimately successful plan for both of them to reach the top ...
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