Venus Williams’ Net Worth, Salary and Endorsements
One of the oldest players on the WTA track, Venus Williams has been serving the women’s tennis tour since 1994. She and her sister Serena Williams picked up a tennis racquet under their father, Richard Williams’s guidance in Compton, California. And the American siblings’ maneuvers are unprecedented in the women’s game.
Venus split with her longtime coach, David Witt in 2018 and she was training under him since 2007.
Venus’ major breakthrough came in the year 2000, where she pulled off the Wimbledon and US Open duo. Besides that, at Sydney Olympics, she won a gold medal on the singles circuit as well as on the doubles track where she partnered Serena. Venus Williams reached four major finals in 2002 and simultaneously 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 conceded a defeat to 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 were not fazed. On the singles tour, Venus Williams has amassed five Wimbledon and two US Open titles.
In 2011, Venus was diagnosed with Sjogrens Syndrome diagnosis, 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 quarters of any of the Grand Slam tournaments and was ranked outside top 100 rankings.
Venus has won fourteen Grand Slam alongside her sister, Serena on the doubles track and both of them are career slam champions in doubles tennis. Venus rose to the World Number one rankings in doubles in 2010. And she has bagged three Olympic gold medals in the doubles category.
In 1998, she won Australian Open and French Open in the mixed doubles event and at 2016 Rio Olympics she won a silver medal in the mixed doubles category, which remarked her comeback to the circuit.
In 2018, Venus Williams played her 1000th career match and picked up 20th Fed Cup singles win. In 2012, Tennis Channel declared her to be the “100 greatest tennis players of all time”. Her prize money sums up to $41,505,102 and she has won 49 WTA singles titles and 22 doubles titles.
Venus Williams’ Endorsements
Williams uses Wilson Blade 104 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. She has also patterned with Tide, Electronic Arts, and Ralph Lauren. Also, she is an investor of Ellevest, an online investment resource aimed at helping women.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
Wilson, Tide, Nike, Ralph Lauren
In the writing section, in 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 and dedicated to the Williams sister.
During the offseason of 2017, Venus Williams was involved in an accident case, it was a car crash but she did not face any criminal charges concerning the accident.