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All about Venus Williams's Life

 
   
 
 

Venus Williams's Biography

Venus Williams was born in 1980, in Lynwood, California. Venus was introduced to tennis by her father Richard Williams and she learned to play tennis on the public courts of Los Angeles. By the age of 10, Williams's serve topped 100 miles per hour and that was her personal weapon. On October 31, 1994, she turned pro, something she proved she was more than ready for when, in her first match, she beat No. 50-seeded Shaun Stafford at the Bank of the West Classic in California. It was a momentous occasion for the Williams family, Richard in particular, who wasn't afraid to let the tennis world know that his girls were going to change the GAME!

Venus Williams also teamed up with her younger sister Serena Williams to win several doubles championships, boosting her victory total even after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2011.

 

Life Outside of Tennis

On December 13, 2007, Williams received her associate degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. In 2015, Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Indiana University East.] Starting in 2011, she completed the degree through a reciprocal agreement between the university and the Women's Tennis Association which allows athletes to play tennis professionally while studying online. Her ultimate goal is to get an MBA in the near future.


Wedding and Husband

Williams's longtime boyfriend, pro golfer Hank Kuehne, was a visible presence from the time of Wimbledon 2007 until 2010, when Kuehne dated and (in May 2011) married his current wife, Andy. Williams is now dating millionaire heir Nicholas Hammond. She is not yet married because she wants to focus on her career and doesn’t really care about the title in her relationship.

 

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