Venus Williams: Net Worth 2023, Family, Tennis, and More
One of the oldest players on the WTA Tour, Venus Williams has been on the women?s tennis tour since 1994.
She and her sister,?Serena Williams, picked up a tennis racket under the tutelage of their father, Richard Williams in Compton, California. Venus has won 49 WTA singles titles and 22 doubles titles.
What is Venus Williams' net worth 2023?
One of the oldest players on the WTA circuit, Venus Williams has been on the women?s tennis tour since 1994.
She and her sister,?Serena Williams, picked up their tennis rackets under the tutelage of their father, Richard Williams, in Compton, California. Venus has won 49 WTA singles titles and 22 doubles titles.
In 2019, Venus was the 10th highest-paid female athlete in the world, earning $5.9 million, of which $5 million came in endorsements. As per her official WTA page, Williams has earned a massive sum of $42,513,897. She has an estimated net worth of $95 million as per Celebrity Net Worth.
Venus Williams? Endorsements 2023
Williams uses Wilson Blade 104 V7 Racquet. She runs her own athletic apparel line called, EleVen?and the?fashion-forward athletic outfits are designed by Venus. She wears?Nike?shoes on the court.
Venus has also?partnered?with?Wilson, Tide, Kraft, Electronic Arts, and Ralph Lauren. She is also is an investor of Ellevest, an online investment resource aimed at helping women.?Recently, she partnered with the French apparel brand Lacoste.
Venus and Serena also have a stake in the NFL team, Miami Dolphins. Queen V has not founded any charities of her own. However, she supports charities such as the American Heart Association, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Serena Williams Fund, Great Ormond Street Hospital, and The Truth Heart, among others.
How old is Venus Williams?
Venus Williams was born on June 17, 1980. This year she turned 43 years old. Williams has created history ever since she began playing. Alongside her sister Serena, she has achieved numerous Grand Slam titles and made an undeniable impact on the history of the sport.
?Venus Williams and her early life
Venus Williams was born in Lynwood, California on June 17, 1980. Her talents shone through at the age of seven when Tony Chesta, a local pro tennis player, spotted her and promptly identified her potential in the sport. Venus, with her family, moved to Florida in order to train under coach Rick Macci. Macci was the first professional coach of both Williams sisters.
Richard Williams started coaching Venus when she was four years old. Richard had drawn an 85 page plan to make his daughters tennis stars before the two were even born. He chose tennis because he saw Virginia Ruzici playing on TV and earning a huge sum.
Williams was pulled out of the junior circuit along with her sister by their father, Richard Williams. Richard reasoned that the girls were young and should also focus on having fun and? going to school instead of just tennis. He was also focused on safeguarding his daughters from racial abuse since he had heard several parents on the circuit disparaging his daughters.
Her father's words stuck with Venus as she went on to attain two degrees. Venus received her associate degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 2007. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from Indiana University East, which she attained in 2015.
Is Venus Williams married?
Williams turned 43 this year in June. But age is not a factor when it comes to Queen V in personal relationships. She has not committed to a relationship at the moment and has not married. Therefore, Venus Williams does not have a husband. There have been some rumors of a few relationships in the past. But unlike her sister, she has not wed anyone.
Venus Williams? family and sibling Serena Williams?
Venus Williams was born to Richard Williams and Oracene Price. The two were determined parents and were sure about nurturing the talents of their daughters. Richard learned tennis when he was a young man. He had decided to make his daughters tennis players with the help of his wife. The two were learning the sport themselves as they were coaching Serena and Venus.
At first, Venus was the only one who received professional coaching. Richard would record her sessions and ask Oracene to watch the clips and teach Serena everything Venus was learning.
Venus and Serena have an unbreakable bond. The two grew up together on the tennis court. The Williams sisters also played doubles together and have won over 22 doubles titles together, including 3 Olympic gold medals.
Did Venus Williams retire?
The former WTA number 1 has been playing tennis since she was a toddler. She turned professional at the age of 14 in 1994. The seven time grand slam champion has not given up on the sport regardless of her ailments and continues to fight to reclaim her former glory. Venus Williams has not retired but she is certainly in the twilight of her career.
Venus? major breakthrough came in the year 2000 when she won the Wimbledon and US Open. Besides that, at Sydney Olympics, she won a Gold medal in singles as well as on the doubles track where she partnered with Serena.
Venus Williams reached four Major finals in 2002 and subsequently turned World Number One for the first time during the French Open 2002. After losing to Serena at Wimbledon 2002, she lost her top ranking to her sister.
Before that, she failed to defend her title at Miami Open as she was again defeated by Serena. Although Venus concluded the year as World Number two, due to her injuries she faced some tough losses in the following season. Despite her injuries and slump in the rankings, Venus? SW19 victories would continue.
On the singles tour, Venus Williams has amassed five Wimbledon titles and two US Open titles. She has reached the finals in all four Grand Slams.
In 2011, Venus was diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome, which is an autoimmune disease and causes fatigue and muscle and joint pain. Consequently, for the first time in her career, she did not reach the quarterfinals of any of the Grand Slam tournaments and was ranked outside the top 100 rankings.
Venus has won fourteen Grand Slam titles alongside her sister, Serena, on the doubles circuit and both of them are career slam champions in doubles tennis. Venus even rose to the World Number One spot in doubles in 2010. She has bagged three Olympic Gold medals in the doubles category.
In 1998, she won the Australian Open and the French Open in the mixed doubles event. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, she won a silver medal in the mixed doubles category, which marked her comeback to the circuit.
In 2018, Venus Williams played her 1000th career match and picked up her 20th Fed Cup singles win. In 2012, Tennis Channel included her in the ?100 greatest tennis players of all time?. However, she would continue to struggle with form. In 2019, Williams' performance deteriorated even further as she was knocked out of the top 50.
2020 would see her drop out of the top 75. Subsequently, Williams was out of the top 100 in 2021. Williams would miss the first three grand slams in 2022 but received a wild card for the US Open. However, she was knocked out in the first round. Williams began her 30th year in the WTA tour in 2023.
Venus Williams' form leading up to the 2023 season
The last few seasons have been quite challenging for the elder Williams sister. The 2020 season saw Williams win just one singles match on the WTA Tour. In 2021, she had a 3-9 win-loss record and her final match was in August at the Chicago Open.
At Wimbledon in 2022, she made her return after almost a year, where she played in the mixed doubles tournament with Jamie Murray; the pair reached the fourth round. Further, she only took part in the US Open and was ousted in the first round. Her current rank as per the WTA is 410.
Williams has not participated this year since the Auckland Open. The details on her retirement are murky. The elder Williams sister stepped back to tour in the Eastbourne International after a long hiatus from injury. She was unfortunately ousted in the first round. After the tournament, she entered the Birmingham Classics where she defeated her first top 50 opponent as a 43-year-old player. In the second round, she was eliminated.
She found herself experiencing the same fate in Wimbledon, Canadian Open, Cincinnati Masters and unfortunately, now in the US Open as well.
Venus Williams and her various achievements
Although she may be struggling with form now, Queen V has had a legendary career. She has won 73 titles in total. 49 singles out of 83 finals, 22 doubles out of 23 finals and two mixed doubles. She has also been at number 1 for 11 weeks in total. She has also stood at number 1 in doubles alongside her sister Serena Williams. Along with her sister, Venus has been at the forefront of setting equal pay for women in sports.
Venus has won seven singles grand slam. 5 Wimbledon wins and 2 US Open wins. In doubles, Venus has won 14 grand slams. 4 Australian Open, two French Open, 5 Wimbledon, and 2 US Open, all with her sister, Serena.
Queen V has won several awards and honors off the court as well. She has been named in the Forbes The Celebrity 100 list 10 times, the most recent one being 2011. Williams was named the WTA Player of the Year in 2000. Best Female Tennis Player ESPY Award has been awarded to the elder Williams sister over three times. Her most recent recognition was the Sports Illustrated 100 Influential Black Women in Sports.
Additionally, Williams has been named the eighth best female player of all time by Tennis Channel and Newsday in 2022. In 2018, Tennis Magazine called Williams the eighth-best female player in the Open Era.
Venus Williams' current dating status
Venus Williams is currently single. However, she was involved with Nicholas Hammond, financier and heir to the Annenberg family fortune, in 2017. The two split in 2019. She has been involved in relationships with several known figures. Hank Kuehne, an American golfer and a former champion, was someone Williams dated until 2010.
She dated Cuban model Elio Pis in 2012. The two met when Pis was modelling for Williams' clothing line and split in 2015.
Foundation and charity
Venus Williams has not founded any charities on her own. However, she supports charities such as the American Heart Association, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Serena Williams Fund, Great Ormond Street Hospital, and The Truth Heart, among others.
Venus Williams was also one of the main members who made a concerted effort to preserve the late Nina Simone's legacy. Williams launched an online auction which aimed to raise enough money to ensure that the childhood house of Simone was not destroyed.
How to contact Venus Williams?
|Born||June 17, 1980|
|Place of Birth||Lynwood, California|
|Education||Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale; Indiana University East|
|Parents||Richard Williams; Oracene Price|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Social Media||Instagram; Twitter; YouTube; Website|
A book by Greenwood Publishing Group, which is called Venus and Serena Williams: A Biography, incorporates the life stories of both the sisters. Also, the books by Hilary Beard titled Venus & Serena: Serving From The Hip: 10 Rules For Living and Loving and Winning is dedicated to the Williams sisters.?