42-Year-Old Venus Williams’ Exciting Venture Received Solid $2 Million Backing From Sister Serena Williams, Kevin Durant, Megan Rapinoe, and Other Elite Athletes

Published 10/09/2022, 8:10 AM EDT

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American tennis legend Venus Williams is in her forties now. Despite her advancing age, the seven-time Grand Slam champion has still kept herself super fit. At 42, she is still active in professional tennis. Apart from tennis, the former world number one has now decided to use her expertise in fitness and nutrition to help others as well.

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Recently, the American launched her own nutrition company with big names like Serena Williams and Kevin Durant as her investors.

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Venus partners with Serena, Durant and others to launch her plant-based superfood nutrition company

Venus Williams is a fitness and nutrition enthusiast. When Venus decided to share her expertise with people, her sister Serena and popular NBA star Kevin Durant also joined in as investors. Together they have raised $2 million in an investment round for the Happy Viking. The Medal of Freedom recipient, Megan Rapinoe, also joined them later. The list of athletes joining Venus keeps increasing with time.

Speaking about the idea, Venus said, “When I was diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome, I became obsessed with doing research and exploring superfood ingredients that helped with my recovery.” She further added, “I’ve seen firsthand what the benefits of adopting a plant-based diet has done for my body and performance. With Happy Viking, I want to give everyone the opportunity to be healthy, feel good, and live their dreams.”

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Venus also thanked Serena and Durant for joining her. “I’m so excited to have these other world-class athletes on board to support our mission!” she added.

Venus Williams interacts with fans on Instagram

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Taking to the Instagram account of her brand ‘EleVen by Venus,’ the 42-year-old had a question-answer session with her fans. During the session, she gave a few insightful tips to budding tennis enthusiasts. However, there was a completely out-of-context question that Venus had fun answering. It was about her choice of players to go on a camping trip.

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Answering the question, Venus jokingly said that she would love to stay at home with good plumbing facilities. Further, she named four tennis players to accompany her on the camping trip; Serena Williams, American tennis star Reilly Opelka, Serena’s best friends Caroline Wozniacki and Grigor Dimitrov.

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It’s an interesting set of players that Venus has picked. Although it’s highly unlikely that they will go on a camping trip but it will be fun to see them together in any kind of activity.

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Gaurav Verma

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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.
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