Venus Williams

Venus Williams (1980-)

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Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player, who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 6 in singles as of July 25, 2016.

She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on three occasions, for a total of 11 weeks. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002, becoming the first black American woman to achieve this feat during the Open Era.

She is credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism on the women's professional tennis tour, and is generally regarded as one of the all-time greats of women's tennis.

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