Name: Venus Williams
Sport: Tennis
Event(s): Singles, Doubles
Height: 6-1
Weight: 160
DOB: 6/17/1980
Birthplace: Lynwood, Calif.
Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
High School: Driftwood Academy (Lake Park, Fla.) ‘98
College: Indiana University East ‘15, Business Administration
Coach(es): Richard Williams, Oracene Price
Olympic Experience
  • Five-time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016); Five-time Olympic medalist (4 golds, 1 silver)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, silver (mixed doubles); T-17th (doubles); T-33rd (singles)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, gold (doubles); T-9th (singles)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, gold (doubles); T-5th (singles)
  • Athens 2004 Olympic Games, T-9th (singles); T-17th (doubles)
  • Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, gold (singles, doubles)
  • With sister, Serena, is the winningest doubles tennis team in Olympic history and will look to match the Olympic record for overall tennis medals (5) by Kitty McKane of Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The pair enter the Rio Games undefeated in Olympic doubles competition with a perfect 15-0 record.
  • With her appearance at the Rio 2016 Olympics, will join Roger Federer (Switzerland) as the only five-time Olympians in tennis.
  • In Rio, at age 36, she will be the second-oldest Olympic singles player since tennis returned to the Olympics in 1988 following a 64-year hiatus.
Personal: Daughter of Richard Williams and Oracene Price...Has four sisters, Serena, Lyndrea, Isha and Yetunde (deceased in 2003)...Opened her own clothing line, EleVen, and wears the tennis apparel during matches...Founded V Starr Interiors, an interior design company in Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida, which specializes in residential design...Designer of the Venus Williams Collection, a line of women's leather apparel for Wilson's Leather...Loves horror movies even though they frighten her...Minority owner of the Miami Dolphins...Withdrew from 2011 US Open after being diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome...Attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and earned a degree in fashion design in 2007...Interests include fashion and interior design.