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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
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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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Posted 8/22/2007 12:08:51 AM | Permalink
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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
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Posted 8/20/2007 11:08:05 AM | Permalink
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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
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Posted 7/8/2007 02:07:04 AM | Permalink
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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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Posted 7/7/2007 07:07:50 PM | Permalink
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 Venus Williams in the News
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Venus Williams Talks Success, Serena and Securing Equal Pay at the 1st Create & Cultivate Vision Summit  The Root

Miami Beach, Fla., may have played host to Art Basel 2018 last weekend, but it also welcomed 700 inspired and inspiring women for the Create & Cultivate ...

50 Years, 50 Heroes: Venus & Serena Williams, 1992  Tennis Magazine

For our sixth annual Heroes Issue, we've selected passages from the last 50 years of Tennis Magazine and TENNIS.com—starting in 1969 and ending in ...

REPORT: Venus Williams parts ways with longtime coach David Witt  Tennis Magazine

WATCH—Marion Bartoli steps into a coaching role: This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). Venus Williams has reportedly parted ways with her ...

Flurry of Coaching Changes Adds to Upheaval in Women’s Tennis  The New York Times

With eight different women winning the last eight Grand Slam events, women's tennis has rarely been so unpredictable. The off-season did little to calm the ...

Venus Williams enjoys Miami fashion scene and Art Basel  Baseline

Venus Williams stepped out in Miami this week to attend a pop-up club created by Prada and hobnob with luminaries including Emma Roberts, Kanye West, ...

A Seat at the Table: The CFDA Admits Venus Williams and Christopher Bevans  The Root

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) only admits new members once each year, but two of their newest members are black—and one is a very ...

How this Pittsburgh company landed Venus Williams for its board  Pittsburgh Business Times

NEP Group already had a board of heavy hitters but the Pittsburgh-based international production company has served up one of the biggest names in sports to ...

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