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Venus Williams is an international tennis champion, entrepreneur and best-selling author. The first African American to reach #1 as a professional in either the men's or women's game, Williams has won multiple Olympic gold medals and has over 20 career titles to… Read more
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Venus Williams is an international tennis champion, entrepreneur and best-selling author. The first African American to reach #1 as a professional in either the men's or women's game, Williams has won multiple Olympic gold medals and has over 20 career titles to her name.
Among her numerous accolades, Williams has been named "Sports Woman of the Year" by Sports Illustrated, profiled on CNN's People in the News and included in Forbes' "Celebrity 100 List". Williams has also won ESPY awards for "Best Female Athlete", "Best Female Tennis Player" and has been named one of Glamour magazine's "Women of The Year."
In 2007, Williams launched her own line of athletic clothing called EleVen. She is also the owner of V Starr Interiors, an interior design company in Palm Beach Gardens & Jupiter, FL, specializing in residential design.
In June 2010, Williams released Come to Win, a best-selling book that includes contributions from a wide range of men and women who have reached the very top of their games - including former CEO and bestselling author Jack Welch, fashion designer Vera Wang, actor Denzel Washington, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Williams resides in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
Venus Williams, Tennis Champion at National Press Club
Entrepreneur and relentless competitor Venus Williams talks about making her sportswear label a global brand.Inc. Magazine
She climbs gracefully down the warehouse ladder, and then carefully places items in the shipping box. Like every diligent warehouse worker, she double-checks the packing list -- and then takes a moment to hand-write "Packed by Venus" on a small card. Nice… Read more
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Venus Williams’s ability to get around a tennis court quickly is well known. She is 6-foot-1 and nearly can get from one side to the other in a single side-step-leap-slide. Less known is her speed in taking… Read more
Venus Williams answers questions on everything from her favorite pre-match snacks to her most hated exercise and everything in between.Refinery29
I made a point of downing a large iced coffee before heading to TITLE Boxing Club early this morning, because when you're invited to sweat alongside a four-time Olympic medalist and three-time World No. 1 singles tennis player, you show up with… Read more